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Improving treatment results with Joint Commission-mandated outcome measures

September 28, 2017  |  Joanna L. Conti
Perspectives

The Joint Commission is requiring that centers systematically collect information directly from their patients on how they are feeling, use it to inform clinical care, and aggregate the data to measure treatment effectiveness.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

ICD and DSM coding compliance will be important in 2020 and beyond

November 4, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.

Taking much-needed action on parity

October 28, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

Implement and track the new metrics and quality measures

August 2, 2016  |  Lisette Wright
blog

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.

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016  |  David H. Gustafson, PhD
article

Mobile health has changed so quickly that what was visionary a few years ago is considered outdated today. And new features have emerged that no one could have imagined until now.

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