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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.

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.

Mediocre Senate bill could include EHR incentives

March 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A potential amendment to the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, now approved by the Senate HELP committee, would allow behavioral health providers to receive federal incentive money to implement EHRs.

Everybody hates their EHR

February 26, 2016  |  Terry Stawar, EdD

Personally I’ve been very disappointed with the industry, figuring that by now EHR systems would be tremendously more functional and reliable than they are. I seriously thought we would be closer to “Star Trek” performance.

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.

The 2015 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 24, 2015  |  Behavioral Healthcare

Technology capabilities are a continuing priority for treatment centers, and solution providers have responded to the market’s needs. EHR vendors in the behavioral space are showing evidence of consolidation and innovation.

Assess your EHR situation

November 9, 2015  |  Lisette Wright

The goals for the assessment are to ensure the EHR can support the clinical tasks and the end users workflow with minimal constraints, adverse impact or compromises to patient safety

EHR cash incentives proposed for behavioral providers

June 5, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

If passed, HR 2646 would extend the incentive program to behavioral health and addiction treatment providers, as they achieve various stages of “Meaningful Use” of their certified EHRs.

Goldman Sachs invests in Credible

June 2, 2015  | 

Goldman Sachs has made a $30 million minority investment in an EHR company, indicating growing interest in the behavioral health field overall.

Senators form EHR improvement group

April 30, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna

Taxpayers are funding many EHR rebate programs for providers, so two senators are on task to make sure it's money well spent.

Why you need to read the Federal IT Plan

December 8, 2014  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Look, here's another opportunity to tell the federal government that behavioral healthcare should qualify for EHR incentive payments.


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