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Why we must shift from qualitative to data-driven treatment

November 22, 2016  |  Jennifer Steiner
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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.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
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A keynote at the Moments of Change conference offered a prominent addiction field leader's advice to study history and not repeat mistakes of the past.

Are you marketing what consumers want?

September 9, 2016  |  Ruchi Dhami
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Ultimately, by understanding how the process of treatment itself shifts consumer preferences, providers can positively impact a person’s long-term recovery.

Opioid crisis plagues privately insured

August 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A striking 3,000% increase in opioid dependence among the privately insured is yet more evidence of the national crisis and its prevalence in middle-class demographic groups.

Patient-centered solutions increase access to behavioral healthcare

August 1, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD
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The main question in an evolving patient-centered world is whether our services and processes have been designed with the convenience of the provider or the patient in mind.

Should we aim for cured, doing better or still working on it?

June 6, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD
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As more behavioral healthcare services are offered to meet demand, and as expectations rise for better outcomes and lower costs, this will of necessity lead to measurement—of access, outcome and cost.

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016  |  David H. Gustafson, PhD
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Mobile health has changed so quickly that what was visionary a few years ago is considered outdated today.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
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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.

Blue plans collaborate on opioid protocols

April 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans have created a new executive committee to address the opioid crisis and identify best practices in prevention and risk reduction.

Researcher uncovers trends in mental health disparities

April 4, 2016  | 
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Researcher Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola has uncovered barriers to care, gaps in appropriate treatment services and other trends that speak to the opportunity for the behavioral health provider community to improve care delivery for the underserved.

FDA opioid task force takes action

March 31, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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FDA's previously announced opioid task force aims to rework the agency’s approach to medications. Here is an update on its progress.

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nora D. Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

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