Before implementing the use of mobile apps, caregivers should ensure the software is properly designed and appropriate for the type of treatment being delivered.
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.
A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.
With a knowledge base gleaned from operating not-for-profit community mental health centers, Safe Harbor formed a for-profit telepsychiatry business.
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.
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.
Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.
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.
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.
Telemental health is an emerging alternative for rural and underserved populations, but it remains an imperfect solution.
Of all the barriers to the expansion of telehealth across disciplines, practitioner reluctance is often considered to be the most pervasive.
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.
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