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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What to do if a data breach happens to you

March 16, 2016  |  David Raths

Providers of all sizes can take proactive steps to avoid security breaches while also creating a plan to react quickly if a breach does occur.

Where health IT is really headed

February 1, 2016  |  Lisette Wright

Population health is one of our ultimate goals, but you'll need to leverage your EHR and your data in increasingly more creative ways to reach that goal in the future. Here are some quick tips to start on the path.

Continuity of care documents bridge gaps

January 14, 2016  |  David Raths

Continuity of care documents (CCDs) are generated from EHRs and designed for transferring a standard set of patient information between care settings. Data might include patient demographics, diagnoses, current medications, a brief summary of assessment...

Healthcare top segment at risk for security breach in 2016

December 21, 2015  |  Heather Landi

For the healthcare industry in particular, researchers predict that big security hacks will make headlines, but small breaches will cause the most damage.

Vermont final state to adopt e-Rx for pain drugs

August 31, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With Vermont's new policy, all states now allow for electronic prescribing. One benefit is the anticipated reduction in fraudulent or forged paper-and-pen prescriptions.

One killed, one wounded in Wyoming detox center shooting

July 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos

A central Wyoming detox center that has earned accolades for helping a community address alcohol-related problems was the site of a tragic shooting last weekend.


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