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October 16, 2017

As CEO of Ocean Mental Health Services in Ocean, NJ, Jim Cooney has been an advocate for ensuring quality mental health care reaches consumers. In an ever-changing landscape of economic models, sometimes Mr. Cooney’s ability to deliver on this mission is more challenging than it may appear. He has taken on the fight for better…
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October 11, 2017

5 indications a change is needed For many behavioral health practices, looking back at an EHR implementation is not always done with fondness. Taking on a new software solution often creates strain on a practice’s limited time and resources. Even as EHR technology improves and new features and functionality exist that can better serve the…
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September 29, 2017

David Lischner, MD, is the President, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Founder of Valant. He’s also a practicing psychiatrist and Medical Director at Evidence-Based Treatment Centers of Seattle. Dr. Lischner is passionate about scaling high-quality health care making it available to all who need it. That’s why he started Valant, and why he decided to create…
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September 28, 2017

How to tell if you’re getting the best from your EHR When considering the most important things that might make an EHR solution or vendor appealing, how high up does great customer support rank? Customer support is generally the department that steps in when something’s wrong, so it might not seem important when evaluating an…
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September 12, 2017

Five ways to create an effective prevention strategy It is the role of the behavioral health provider to extend empathy to patients during a session, but an overextension of one’s capacity can have detrimental results. Compassion fatigue is a real problem within the behavioral health industry, and many providers experience it over the course of…
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August 9, 2017

How to calculate the monetary losses during a technology outage in six steps. Software uptime is important in keeping the wheels of any private behavioral health practice turning, and few would dispute that. When solutions go down, it can cause any number of problems for providers and patients alike. But it’s not always easy to…
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August 2, 2017

Five tips for graduates entering the behavioral health workforce Congratulations, grad! You’ve made it through several years of rigorous academic study, and you’re ready to apply your knowledge and skills and become a therapist. In behavioral health care, the possibilities are many, and the industry needs more bright, passionate people like you to bolster its…
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ICD-10 Cheat Sheet

July 26, 2017

An expanded cheat sheet for common behavioral health codes. A testament to the nature of the healthcare industry, changes occur continuously and challenge the ways we use technology, apply care, and even classify diagnoses. The familiarity and instinctiveness that comes with decades of ICD-9 usage simply won’t disappear overnight for most providers, despite the ICD-10…
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July 18, 2017

Earlier this month, Valant was honored to host two cloud-services experts to talk about Amazon Web Services. These panelist spoke to how AWS security and capabilities can help bolster the behavioral health industry. This webinar was the result of countless blank stares received when we mentioned that our Platform was built on AWS. We know…
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July 17, 2017

April Razo is a force to be reckoned with. Each team she is part of, she changes for the better. She is constantly optimizing, looking for more efficient and effective ways to take care of her clients. As CEO of Spectrum, Ms. Razo uses her business savvy to optimize the integration of physical and behavioral…
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