LUVOX CR Now Available
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced that Once-A-Day LUVOX CR (fluvoxamine maleate) Extended-Release Capsules is now available at pharmacies nationwide. LUVOX CR was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients. For more information about LUVOX CR, please visit
Online Consumer Resource
The Network of Care is a Web portal that provides consumers, families, and social service providers local resources, a health library, and a secure consumer-centered personal health record. The Network of Care is made up of more than 375 individual Web sites in more than 20 states and is being considered in other countries. It recently was named a finalist for the Stockholm Challenge; an international award that the Network says is the Nobel Prize for technology solutions addressing public needs. For more information, visit
Netsmart Acquires Therapist Helper
Netsmart Technologies, Inc., has acquired the Therapist Helper product suite and operations from Nightingale VantageMed Corp. Therapist Helper is a practice management and clinical system for individual and small group private-practice psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and social workers. By acquiring Therapist Helper, Netsmart says it is creating a greater opportunity to share clinical information among all points of care, as Netsmart offers software for other behavioral healthcare and human services settings. For more information, visit www.ntst.com.
Anxiety Disorders Treatment
Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, an inpatient treatment center for women and girls suffering from eating disorders, has launched a treatment program for anxiety disorders. The inpatient program treats adolescents and children suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and OCD spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and anxiety disorder not otherwise specified. All therapies occur within a cognitive-behavioral framework, are based on Biblical Christianity, and include exposure with response prevention therapy, didactic presentations, spiritual growth groups, art therapy, and more. Each patient is treated by a multidisciplinary team. For more information, visit www.remudaranch.com.
Book on Leadership Training
William A. Anthony and Kevin Ann Huckshorn have written Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems and Programs, which explores how mental health organizations become successful and responsive systems of care that are recovery-oriented, consumer-centered, and noncoercive. Anthony and Huckshorn interviewed leaders at all levels in the mental health field who have shown the ability to transform their organizations—federal administrators, commissioners, agency directors, and program managers. They found that it’s the quality and effectiveness of leadership that fuels a successful organization. Based on these interviews, they advance eight principles and accompanying tasks critical for effective leadership. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/cpr/products/books/titles/leadership.html.
The State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) is teaming up with the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) to present their annual conferences in one event on June 23 through 25 in Orlando. The conference agenda has been designed to appeal to both managers and clinicians in addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery organizations, as well as to policy makers and payers. In keeping with a NIATx principle that encourages organizations to seek innovation from unlikely sources, plenary sessions will showcase quality improvement initiatives outside of healthcare.
Preconference workshops on June 22 will share fundamentals in performance measurement and process improvement. For more information about the joint conference, visit
Brown Consulting and NextStep Team Up
Brown Consulting has formed a strategic alliance with NextStep Solutions, Inc., a developer of decision-support software for addiction and mental health services agencies. Brown Consulting states that it was attracted to NextStep’s Web-based patient management information system and medical records management system. For more information, e-mail Erin Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Esteam Integrates Software with Microsoft Dynamics GP
Esteam, LLC, plans to deliver a Microsoft-based human services solution that combines Esteam’s TOTAL: Record integrated clinical and financial software with the Microsoft Dynamics GP business management solution. This combination will provide an enterprise solution with the electronic client record and complex reimbursement cycle management functionality of TOTAL: Record and the accounting, human resources, and business intelligence features of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Esteam also will become a reseller of Microsoft Dynamics GP. For more information, contact Carolyn Hartzell at