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How to safeguard your data against ransomware

September 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Hackers are crippling behavioral healthcare organizations’ operations by holding their data hostage with ransomware. Here are ways to prevent such an attack on your system.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

4 steps to prepare for HIE participation

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

HIEs can help providers offer a higher quality of care that reflects well in a value-based payment model, but significant groundwork must be completed before participating.

Implement and track the new metrics and quality measures

August 2, 2016  |  Lisette Wright

How do you prepare your organization to engage a model of care that emphasizes value, measures and population health reporting? Let’s start with some simple concepts.

Standardized data needed to unlock IT's potential

July 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The use of EHRs in behavioral health is significantly lower than general healthcare, and developing structure and standardization will be critical for increasing the tech’s viability, according to a new report.

Colorado centers combine tech know-how

June 17, 2016  |  David Raths

Technology implementation can be difficult for small organizations, but as provider organizations in Colorado have discovered, there is strength in numbers.

Details on death certificates offer layers of clues to opioid epidemic

June 3, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

The Connecticut chief medical examiner is pushing for more detailed autopsies in overdose cases to help law enforcement and public health officials curb opioid-related deaths.

4 tips for creating authentic connections online

May 31, 2016  |  Ryan Eisenacher

When used correctly, social media is a powerful tool for healthcare marketers to share information, promote education and build a loyal community.

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016  |  David H. Gustafson, PhD

Mobile health has changed so quickly that what was visionary a few years ago is considered outdated today. And new features have emerged that no one could have imagined until now.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 4, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

It’s the best of times in behavioral health…maybe

May 3, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Positive developments that bring new business opportunities also warrant cautionary tales for treatment center operators.

5 ways to modernize the business side of your business

April 29, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers are under new competitive pressures that are forcing them to address business and operational challenges in ways that they haven’t before.


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