Diagnosis & Treatment

NIDA grant focuses on predictive outcomes for addictions

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from  for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health...

From recovery to resilience via health activation

April 13, 2014    
blog

Very rapidly, we are entering the early stages of a very significant new social movement. In fact, it is so new that we do not yet have a very good way to describe it. Several concepts are competing, such as “self management”, “engagement...

Internet2 hosts genomic research collaborative

April 11, 2014    
article

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University are piloting a genomic data-sharing project on a new, ultra-high-speed platform, creating state-of-the-art connectivity that is expected to ultimately yield big results—...

The OpenNotes Mental Health Conundrum

April 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
article

The OpenNotes initiative, which invites patients to review their clinical notes as written by their clinicians, was a success in its three pilot locations. Now one of those organizations is trying to determine whether it’s appropriate to expand this...

ICD-10 Delay: Stunning Developments and Next Steps

April 1, 2014     Lisette Wright
blog

In a stunning development late last week, a few lines inserted into an unrelated H.R. Bill delays the ICD-10 go-live date of October 1, 2014.

Memorial Hermann gives recovering addicts 24/7 support

March 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
article

At Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), leaders have implemented a digital platform that provides its recovering addicts with a support community from the touch of their phone. Thus far, the center has gotten...

Video: ONC’s Scott Weinstein outlines the Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P) initiative

March 14, 2014     Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
video

ONC fellow discusses current privacy initiatives being explored in federal health IT effort

Good Grief It's the DSM-5 Quiz

March 7, 2014    
blog

 A recent webinar I attended  generated a lot of anxiety over the DSM-5.  Strangely enough  it was more fiscal  then clinical, as the phrase "diagnosis creep"  was over shadowed  by "revenue cycle interruption...

Mental healthcare without boundaries: Part 2

March 6, 2014     Peter Eggleston
article

Rapid advances in video communication and integration technologies expand business opportunities.

Mental healthcare without boundaries: Part 1

March 3, 2014     Peter Eggleston
article

Curious about the potential benefits of video-based telehealth? Here's how to begin...

Bringing improved health and care to rural America

January 17, 2014     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
blog

Many Americans, including some federal officials, seem to think that the United States consists of the east coast and the west coast linked by a flight on United Airlines. Nothing could be more removed from our actual reality. A huge part of our cultural...

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