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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.

How to safeguard your data against ransomware

September 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Hackers are crippling behavioral healthcare organizations’ operations by holding their data hostage with ransomware. Here are ways to prevent such an attack on your system.

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.

4 steps to prepare for HIE participation

September 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

HIEs can help providers offer a higher quality of care that reflects well in a value-based payment model, but significant groundwork must be completed before participating.

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.

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.

Standardized data needed to unlock IT's potential

July 7, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The use of EHRs in behavioral health is significantly lower than general healthcare, and developing structure and standardization will be critical for increasing the tech’s viability, according to a new report.

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.

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.


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