Category: Enterprise

April 16, 2018

Characteristics of America’s most prevalent and invisible eating disorder Although Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a relative newcomer to medically-recognized eating disorders, it is now the most common eating disorder in the United States1. Its recognition is important because before 2013 people experiencing BED-like symptoms might have been diagnosed under “eater disorder not otherwise specified”…
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April 12, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum. This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is…
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March 14, 2018

Karl Cline has worked in behavioral health for over 30 years, and is a specialist in making organizations profitable. He is currently CEO of Peak Wellness, the largest provider of comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery services in southeastern Wyoming. Although Peak has historically provided many valued services, the organization wasn’t operating at profitability, and…
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February 26, 2018

A step-by-step guide to enabling project success in a behavioral health organization Improving operational efficiency and reducing waste are important goals of any large organization. Opportunities for improvement can exist in many forms, and can be recognized by anyone—not just by those at the executive level. In fact, it is often those that are closest…
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January 30, 2018

Finding the right EHR means asking the right questions When searching for an EHR that utilizes current technology, is intuitive, and enables efficient reporting and payments, you need to know what questions to ask that break through the hype and get to the crux of the product. We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask…
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January 29, 2018

Debunking 5 common myths National attention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often increases during public discussions over policy and governance of veterans affairs. Although behavioral health providers have a firm understanding of PTSD and appropriate strategies for care, the overall prevailing opinion of what it means to have it is still largely inaccurate. The following…
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January 10, 2018

Legacy software and the broader implications of obvious statements Can a male get pregnant? Can a child have prior military service? We know the answers to these questions even before the patient walks through the door, so why does our software ask? These examples might be light hearted, but they represent a significant problem in…
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December 26, 2017

Lauren Durant, PhD, is the CEO of B&D Integrated Health Services in North Carolina, and she is on a relentless pursuit of efficacious and culturally relevant evidence-based care models. The population that B&D serves depends largely on Medicaid and Medicare for support, thereby demanding Dr. Durant to demonstrate that her services bring value to her…
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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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