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How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
blog

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Insurer notes economic impact of mental health, SUD in communities

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, a new measurement tool, identifies health conditions with the greatest impact on communities. Analysis of the data draws a correlation between community health and economic strength.

The 2016 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Value-based payment models are becoming more common, but the IT vendors surveyed by Behavioral Healthcare Executive aren’t sure that providers are prepared for the shift from fee-for-service. DOWNLOAD THE FULL SURVEY RESULTS.

Why we must shift from qualitative to data-driven treatment

November 22, 2016  |  Jennifer Steiner
article

In an industry historically reliant on broad treatment options and anecdotal outcomes, data is the key to the future of mental healthcare and already is opening new doors for our industry.

Report: Healthcare industry workers lack basic cybersecurity awareness

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor
article

 A new report finds that the healthcare industry is lacking in basic security awareness among staff with a heightened risk of attacks through social engineering.

ICD and DSM coding compliance will be important in 2020 and beyond

November 4, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

How to safeguard your data against ransomware

September 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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
article

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
article

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
blog

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
article

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
article

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

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