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December 5, 2018

What it takes to thrive as an organization amid uncertainty Recent history has shown some of the most significant healthcare-related shakeups on a national level, but each state has experienced its own set of changes as well. In the state of Kansas, for example, debates over fee-for-service versus managed care models, the transferring of Medicaid…
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November 19, 2018

Characteristics, similarities, and unique diagnostic challenges Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. While these symptoms usually result in impulsive behavior and difficulty maintaining personal relationships with others, they also, in many ways, resemble symptoms of other behavioral health problems, presenting a unique challenge for care…
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November 7, 2018

6 essential steps for successful enterprise software procurement Enterprise behavioral health organizations rely on technology for efficiency, workflow automation, and regulatory compliance. The shifting dynamics of health care mean that from time to time organizations must re-evaluate their technology needs and procure new solutions to help them achieve their goals. As an EHR solution impacts…
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October 22, 2018

A list of restaurants, bars, and activities compiled by Seattle natives The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 65th Annual Meeting is this week, and out-of-town vendors and AACAP attendees alike might be wondering what there is to do in Seattle. There are of course the most typical destinations for sight-seeing, such as the…
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October 10, 2018

A response to Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why in the context of suicide awareness and prevention September was Suicide Prevention Awareness month. With the month recently passed, it’s important to carry the conversation about suicide forward in a safe and responsible way. Popular shows, such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, have sparked interest in the topic,…
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September 19, 2018

New technology, new rules, new process Pick your favorite video streaming service and compare it to a random VCR company. If you were to ask them both if they had a pause button, both could honestly reply “yes”, but it would say little about the important distinctions between the underlying technologies of the two and…
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August 20, 2018

How to grow into a full-time career in behavioral health care Recently graduated behavioral health professionals learn valuable insights and skills throughout their academic experiences that enable them to provide quality care, but sometimes find themselves under-equipped in matters pertaining to business and marketing. As a result, many providers begin their careers with considerable gaps…
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August 1, 2018

Egregious misconceptions that just won’t go away Schizophrenia is a mental health problem that is rife with misconceptions. Some of this can be rightfully attributed to its complexity as a mental health illness, though misrepresentation of the illness in popular culture must also be accounted for. The following are a few examples of some of…
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July 16, 2018

And what to do to prevent them The protection and security of patient information is of the highest importance in behavioral health care. A breach in confidentiality can cause immeasurable harm to patients—not to mention result in a fine of up to $50,000 per incident to the provider. The following are five common examples in…
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June 18, 2018

Where practices lose time and resources, and how technology can help Managing a private behavioral health practice involves making several important decisions that will determine its margins. Depending on the size of the practice, owners and managers must take certain things into account, such as facility costs, human resources, and technology solutions. For those operating…
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