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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.

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.

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.

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.

American Addiction Centers Shares Their EMR Journey, and the Updates Powering Clinical Improvements

July 7, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong

Join Jessica Gagnon, EMR Project Manager with American Addiction Centers, as she shares AAC’s EMR journey.  Listen to Gagnon as she outlines the top benefits AAC noticed from their EMR implementation and partnership with Sigmund Software.  Joining Jessica are...

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.

Bridging Access to Care: Implementing a Trauma-Informed EHR

June 10, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong

Click here and listen to Nadine Akinyemi, Director of Social Support Services at Bringing Access to Care, as she shares how Bridging Access to Care was able to effectively implement a Trauma-Informed EHR.  

Nadine is also joined by Alex P. Alexander,...

Helping rural counties keep abreast of urban counterparts

June 7, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

About 85% of US counties have either inadequate or no mental health services at all. The vast majority of these counties are rural.

Here’s why your claims are being rejected

April 1, 2016  |  Lisette Wright

Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.

What Works: Cloud computing

April 1, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Maintaining patient records on a cloud-based platform helped Creative Treatment Options resume daily operations quickly after a devastating fire destroyed its facility.

Allscripts and Netsmart combine forces

March 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and private investment firm GI Partners announced the acquisition of Netsmart in a joint venture that creates a company with $250 million in annual revenue.


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