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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.

Consider the details when integrating behavioral healthcare

September 15, 2016  |  Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC

A collaborative care model must ensure that all coordinating services align with the mission to meet the needs of the population served, and here are 7 tips for doing just that.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Change can challenge the professional as much as the patient

August 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

An architect of Stages of Change theory suggests that addiction professionals often underestimate the difficulties around change, for themselves as well as their patients.

How we can improve the population health of people experiencing homelessness

August 3, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

Partnerships between housing and homeless providers and behavioral health providers are one way to improve population health.

Business partnership will establish drop-in center in region still short on beds

August 2, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor

A new Recovery Centers of America treatment facility in Danvers, Mass., will include a drop-in center that refers clients to multiple resources for addiction-related services.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug

Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

What Works: Behavioral health integrated into primary care practices

July 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

Rosecrance merges with Community Elements

June 29, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rosecrance has announced a merger with Community Elements in a move that expands the scale of the organization during tough economic times in Illinois.

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.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”


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