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How technology improves operations

May 3, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
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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
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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
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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
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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National concern continues to center on the profound and persistent problem of excessive incarceration in city and county jails, and the enmeshment of persons with mental and substance use conditions in the jails.

How to comply with patient record requests

February 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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Providers must confer with federal HIPAA guidance as well as state laws permitting patients access to their clinical records upon request.

FAQs: What new SAMHSA confidentiality regulations mean to you

February 3, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
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SAMHSA recently published its long-awaited final rules governing confidentiality of patient records for substance abuse disorders. Here is what treatment centers need to know about them.

‘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.

The 2016 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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
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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.

Report: Healthcare industry workers lack basic cybersecurity awareness

November 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor
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 A new report finds that the healthcare industry is lacking in basic security awareness among staff with a heightened risk of attacks through social engineering.