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What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

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.

The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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
article

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
article

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
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.