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Journal Cover Behavioral Healthcare
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     ISSN (Print) 1931-7093
     Published by Vendome Group Homepage  [4 journals]   [SJR: 0.105]   [H-I: 4]
  • SUD treatment cost rises 22% in Canada
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Alcohol-related disorders accounted for more than half of the $237 million (US) price tag over a five-year period. The cost of hospitalizing people with substance use disorders increased 22 percent over five years, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA).. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:59 +000
  • Coalition site outlines IT policy priorities
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Members want to see more behavioral health professionals become eligible for HITECH incentive payments The Behavioral Health IT Coalition endorses two Senate bills and three House bills that support more use of health IT in behavioral healthcare. The proposals would change existing policy to include mental health and substance use treatment providers in the HITECH Act’s incentive program and also recognize mental health professionals as meaningful users of EHRs. The coalition launched a new website this week to provide resources, links to the bills and an outline of the group’s endorsement of proposed  IT policies. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:50:30 +000
  • 5 things behavioral health pros need to know about Ebola
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Stop the fear and know the facts about what you need to do about Ebola as a behavioral health facility. As the initial panic around Ebola declines, we have time to reflect on what changes should be made to the care provided in the physician office setting, clinic or urgent care.  With the flu season poking its head around the corner many physicians and office staff ponder the need for additional vigilance in their daily practice.  read more
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:07:26 +000
  • Integrated care for the private practice psychiatrist
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: The reorganization of healthcare is likely to address the reimbursement models, however, numerous other challenges remain, including the separation of mental and medical health systems and philosophies of care. With the advent of health reform in the United States, the concept of “integrated care,” where behavioral and medical conditions are treated in a coordinated and organized way, has been widely discussed.  This strategy is based on the higher rate of psychiatric illness in patients with chronic medical illness, the higher rate of chronic medical illness among patients, with psychiatric illness, and the resulting increased morbidity, mortality and cost when these conditions are treated in separate systems. read more
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:04:57 +000
  • Co-occurring depression and substance abuse linked to lower income
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Treating the disorders separately can have a significant negative impact on a person’s ability to earn a livelihood. Young adults with co-occurring depression and substance abuse are more likely to be unemployed and have a lower income in midlife as opposed to those with neither disorder, according to a study conducted by Rada Dagher, PhD, and Kerry Green, MD, at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:39:54 +000
  • Separate EHRs share data for mental health patients
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: In Florida, interoperable HL7 data follows mental health referral patients from Memorial Healthcare to Henderson Behavioral Health One of the biggest challenges in emergency care has always been the lack of information about incoming patients. In Broward County in Florida, two care providers are leveraging their respective EHRs to bridge the gap. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:15:50 +000
  • IOM wants more behavioral measures tracked in EHRs
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: The new information would be used for problem identification, clinical diagnoses, treatment, outcomes assessment, and population health measurements, according to the Institute of Medicine. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) wants electronic health records (EHRs) to collect more socio-behavioral data, and the information sought goes far beyond alcohol and tobacco use. In its latest report, the IOM stressed the need for more social and behavioral determinants that are now becoming closely linked to "clinical practice or healthcare delivery systems." read more
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:18:25 +000
  • New Seattle Children's behavioral health unit aims to add capacity
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: The behavioral health unit had been operating at 100 percent capacity for several years, and the decision was made to expand it as part of the remodel project When Seattle Children?s made the decision to renovate its behavioral healthcare unit, restoring normalcy and patient dignity was at the top of the goal list.  Debra Gumbardo, Anita Rossen and Martha Boes shared the design process and its finished successes on Nov. 17 at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego. Their session was entitled "Shining a Light: Patient-Focused Children?s Behavioral Health Design." read more
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:40:18 +000
  • Consider the market before expanding to new locations
    • Authors: Julie Miller
      Abstract: Consumer demand, available staffing and healthy reserves are key variables in deciding whether to open a new facility With the increasing demand for treatment across the spectrum of behavioral health—from autism to eating disorders to heroin addiction—organizations might be tempted to expand their capacity. Once demand for services seems to outstrip an organization’s ability to provide them, the key question is whether to build capacity and, if so, how. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:00:48 +000
  • Using technology to bridge the gap in mental health
    • Authors: Julia Brown
      Abstract: Online cognitive behavioral therapy is being used to treat patients with depression, and data shows that it can be just as effective as traditional office-based treatment. Online cognitive behavioral therapy is being used to treat patients with depression, and data shows that it can be just as effective as traditional office-based treatment. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:35:52 +000
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