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December 11, 2017

The unique challenges of opioid use disorder in the United States Substance abuse has been a significant problem in the United States, though the recent opioid-related trends of the past decade have been particularly troubling. In an age where there are now more people with substance use disorders than with any form of cancer, it…
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November 30, 2017

“How’s work going?” “Stressful. We’re in the middle of an implementation.” This conversation happens too often. EHR implementations are typically time-consuming with inflexible project plans that demand adherence to foreign workflows. Not-too-surprisingly, EHR sales teams tend to keep this customer experience close to the chest, and are highly hesitant to share details of the implementation…
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November 29, 2017

How to advocate for the solutions you need in your group practice in six steps Imagine going about the workday, manually trudging through processes your current EHR doesn’t support and musing over how wonderful it would be if it did. The practice owners are cognizant of the ongoing challenges the staff face on a daily…
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November 21, 2017

The many facets of America’s most common mental illness Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States. Unfortunately, among the 40 million adults each year afflicted by anxiety, only about one-third of them actually receive treatment for it. But the problem extends well beyond the underwhelming public interest in care; anxiety…
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November 6, 2017

How to thrive as a private practice owner without foundational support Healthcare paradigms change continuously, and the dynamics of the private practice today are a lot different than they used to be. Tightening regulatory measures, insurance constraints, and an overall societal emphasis on consumerism and cost containment have caused many providers to find comfort in…
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October 25, 2017

The provision of quality behavioral health care, be it psychiatry, therapy, counseling, or otherwise, has with it a level of personal involvement that is seldom rivaled by other industries. At Valant, we’re no stranger to the importance of the work providers do to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable individuals, which is why we…
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October 23, 2017

Facts about depression you might not know The scope of depression within the sphere of mental health is fairly well-known. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, with roughly 16% of the adult US population said to experience it at some point. Furthermore, due to the strong correlation between…
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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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