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Messaging often fails to meet HIPAA requirements

July 6, 2017  |  David Raths
article

Providers like the convenience of messaging colleagues and patients, not realizing that they could be violating HIPAA regulations by sending protected health information. It’s a fairly common problem.

Interjurisdictional telebehavioral practice is on the horizon

June 14, 2017  |  Marlene Maheu
blog

Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.

How reversing net neutrality might affect your business

June 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

One of the largest referral sources for addiction treatment centers is the internet, and that channel could see some changes this year. It’s surprising that more healthcare leaders haven’t weighed in on net neutrality.

How technology improves operations

May 3, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

Clinical and administrative teams see advantages in today’s customized, digital enterprise systems.

Five ways to prepare for the future

April 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

We asked a number of technology leaders for suggestions on what treatment center executives should prepare for in the future. Here are a few of their tips.

NatCon17: Behavioral health can get boost from tech

April 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Tom Insel, the former NIMH director and current director of clinical neuroscience at Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Services, says a technology revolution could change the landscape of behavioral healthcare.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

How to comply with patient record requests

February 6, 2017  |  David Raths
article

Providers must confer with federal HIPAA guidance as well as state laws permitting patients access to their clinical records upon request.

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

December 7, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
blog

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
blog

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.

The 2016 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Value-based payment models are becoming more common, but the IT vendors surveyed by Behavioral Healthcare Executive aren’t sure that providers are prepared for the shift from fee-for-service. DOWNLOAD THE FULL SURVEY RESULTS.

Why we must shift from qualitative to data-driven treatment

November 22, 2016  |  Jennifer Steiner
article

In an industry historically reliant on broad treatment options and anecdotal outcomes, data is the key to the future of mental healthcare and already is opening new doors for our industry.

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