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Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

‘Psychotherapy’ apps: Be mindful of usability, clinical orientation

December 7, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Before implementing the use of mobile apps, caregivers should ensure the software is properly designed and appropriate for the type of treatment being delivered.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Safe Harbor leverages telepsychiatry

October 12, 2016  |  Jonathan Evans
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With a knowledge base gleaned from operating not-for-profit community mental health centers, Safe Harbor formed a for-profit telepsychiatry business.

Employers look to control prescription opioid costs

August 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Large U.S. employers will look to manage prescription benefit costs while also expanding mental and behavioral healthcare benefits in 2017, according to a National Business Group on Health survey.

Report: 8 states friendly for telemental health

August 2, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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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.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
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Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.

Safeguard the privacy of behavioral health apps

June 15, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
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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.

5 factors influencing telemental health

May 23, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Telemental health is an emerging alternative for rural and underserved populations, but it remains an imperfect solution.

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