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Futurist warns of dire outcome for centers that resist change

September 27, 2016  |  Gary Enos

Future success in behavioral health practice will ride on four pillars: technology; digital strategy; patient experience design; and the leveraging of economic models.

Are you marketing what consumers want?

September 9, 2016  |  Ruchi Dhami

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

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

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.

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.

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

June 6, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD

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.

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.

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.

5 skills every executive must have

April 27, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

In the ever-changing healthcare field, executive leaders must embrace technology and respond to the needs of patient populations.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

Blue plans collaborate on opioid protocols

April 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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.

Use the power of data in digital marketing

March 23, 2016  |  Melanie Haber and Ruchi Sanghani

Data can enhance the quality of digital marketing campaigns to increase conversions. Consider these three easy tips to get started.


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