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Safe Harbor leverages telepsychiatry

October 12, 2016  |  Jonathan Evans

With a knowledge base gleaned from operating not-for-profit community mental health centers, Safe Harbor formed a for-profit telepsychiatry business.

Employers look to control prescription opioid costs

August 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Large U.S. employers will look to manage prescription benefit costs while also expanding mental and behavioral healthcare benefits in 2017, according to a National Business Group on Health survey.

Report: 8 states friendly for telemental health

August 2, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

The American Telemedicine Association report card helps decision-makers assess which states are supportive of new telehealth services and which ones have failed to remove roadblocks.

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.

How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.

Safeguard the privacy of behavioral health apps

June 15, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Clinicians need to be trained to think through their ethical and legal duties related to confidentiality, that is, their duty to protect the patient’s privacy when using any app.

5 factors influencing telemental health

May 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Telemental health is an emerging alternative for rural and underserved populations, but it remains an imperfect solution.

Top 5 barriers to telemental health

March 4, 2016  |  Marlene Maheu

Of all the barriers to the expansion of telehealth across disciplines, practitioner reluctance is often considered to be the most pervasive.

Gosnold grant supports aftercare efforts

February 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A grant of $50,000 will be used to enhance Gosnold on Cape Cod’s established recovery management program, which includes community-based coaches, smart phone apps and recovery socialization.

What Works: Partnerships serve rural populations

January 25, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Centene's grant program has identified innovative solutions in which rural stakeholders have been able to collaborate and pool their resources for greater reach.

Massachusetts aims to get a leg up on health IT

January 7, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Healthcare stakeholders in Massachusetts announced a new public-private partnership designed to accelerate digital healthcare in the state, including electronic health records, big data analytics and telemedicine among others.

Practical solutions needed for licensure

November 20, 2015  |  Marlene Maheu

The ultimate goal of portability for telehealth would be much like driver’s licenses, where a licensed driver could operate a vehicle in all 50 states.


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