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Addressing the crisis in older adult mental health

May 17, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We can predict that by 2060, more than 20 million seniors will be in need of some form of behavioral health services. Yet, at present, behavioral health services for seniors are at best an afterthought. Little or no focus exists on this issue in our key...

Apps represent pocket-sized support

May 8, 2018  |  Brian Albright
article

An emerging class of smartphone treatment apps claims to help reduce relapse rates and improve recovery, but evidence of their costs and benefits is not always easy to come by.

Advocates inch closer to a national PDMP

March 23, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak
article

A new technology working group has proposed creating a national PDMP with a facilitator model that would be added to the current electronic prescription workflow.

Cryptocurrencies could be catching on

March 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Despite their volatility, digital currencies are starting to gain acceptance as a means of payment for addiction treatment services.

Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

March 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.

 

Fostering a full life for seniors

February 9, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.

Telehealth put to use in rural America

February 7, 2018  |  David Raths
article

Telehealth can enable patients to get the care that they might otherwise skip. Particularly relevant in addiction treatment is the convenience factor for those who otherwise would travel long distances to see a provider.

Apple brings medical records to the iPhone

January 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news

Apple has announced that it is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records on their iPhones. It's a far-reaching platform, considering that in 2016 alone, Apple sold 211.88 million iPhones.

Telepsychiatry: What to look for in 2018

December 20, 2017  |  Geoffrey Boyce
Perspectives

Telehealth has moved from burgeoning to mainstream and is seen as a viable model for behavioral healthcare. In fact, clinician shortages are catapulting adoption and use of telepsychiatry to address unmet needs.

HIPAA requirements extend to outsourced work

December 11, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

Ensure vendors’ privacy protocols are up to standard, as treatment centers can be held liable for business associates’ health data privacy violations.

The 2017 Information Technology Vendor Survey

November 17, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

An increasing number of information technology vendors are partnering with residential care providers, a trend that is projected to continue heading into 2018.