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behavioral health


October 24, 2016  10:58 AM

Digital health a ‘first responder’ for behavioral health conditions

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
behavioral health, Connected Health

One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting as first responder, and many apps claiming they can help people who suffer from behavioral health...

January 5, 2016  3:16 PM

Massachusetts behavioral health facilities incentivized to use health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
behavioral health, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Nearly 180 behavioral health facilities in Massachusetts are sharing more than $1 million in grant funds to support them in their use of health IT, such as implementing EHRs and health information...

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July 31, 2014  1:53 PM

Behavioral health providers lobby Congress for meaningful use inclusion

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AMA, behavioral health, certified EHR technology, EHR incentive program

While some lobbyists and healthcare associations such as the American Medical Association are using meaningful use rollouts, schedules, criteria and incentive program administration as a political battering ram this summer, behavioral health providers are knocking on the door of the federal EHR...


July 13, 2012  11:04 AM

For me, it wasn’t straightforward joining Walking Gallery

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, patient advocacy, phr, Regina Holliday

I've been marked by patient advocate Regina Holliday. It is truly an honor and a privilege to wear one of her painted jackets when coursing through the world of health IT conferences. And way better than a tattoo. She...


June 26, 2012  8:53 AM

Patient data breach crisis outline can aid behavioral orgs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, Data breach, health care data breach, Office for Civil Rights

Although behavioral health clinics often have limited staff and resources, when a patient data breach strikes organization is the key to restore order. One way to do this is...


April 17, 2012  9:23 AM

Colorado health information exchange interested in behavioral health integration

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, Health IT, HIE, HITECH Act

Harmonizing behavioral health providers and primary care doctors through health information exchanges (HIEs) is a relatively new concept in the health IT space. Arguably, the most prominent example comes from Maine, where HealthInfoNet -- Maine's official HIE -- is the centerpiece of


February 14, 2012  10:41 AM

Behavioral health off the back burner in Maine

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, HIE, state HIEs

HealthInfoNet -- the state of Maine's health information exchange (HIE) -- has a reputation for setting a national example for patient and provider participation....


October 25, 2011  10:28 AM

Behavioral health services get a boost from SAMHSA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, electronic health record, mobile health

While the treatment and coordination of substance use disorders (SUD) are lagging behind mainstream health care, the announcement of 29 new grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a step in the right direction to level the coordination of care playing...


June 3, 2010  8:00 AM

Merging payer, provider data in EHR systems

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, Case Management, EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange, HIE, MEDecision, payers

Some leaders in the health IT space have pointed out that payers, not providers, stand to profit more from the health IT buildout than the doctors using their new electronic health record (EHR) systems -- some even calling for payers to


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