EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

What Does a Substance Use Facility Need in an EHR?

When it comes to substance use treatment, an EHR is instrumental in fostering better care coordination and improving clinical care. In order to meet the demands of addiction rehabilitation facilities, an EHR must account for both the operational needs of the agency – and unique functional needs...

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How are Substance Use Disorders Categorized in the DSM-5?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has combined the prior categories of ‘substance abuse’ and ‘substance dependence’ under ‘Substance Use Disorders’- which encompasses various types of addiction + dependence. Let’s take a look at the criteria that...

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Mental Health Services in Canada: Immigrants and Refugees

by Jerica Rossi, 10.3.18 With such a high percentage of immigrant and refugee populations, it’s vital for Canadian mental health providers to understand how cultural factors affect mental health services – as culture plays a large role in how we perceive health and wellness. When looking at...

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4 Misconceptions About Addiction and Substance Use

While the term addiction might conjure up stereotypical images of certain demographics or substances, addiction doesn’t discriminate against age, gender or social class and could involve substances such as illicit drugs, prescription pills, alcohol and/or nicotine. And not all addictions look...

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Behavioral Health EHR Consultation

We’re often approached by clinicians + practices for help with challenges such as finding the right behavioral health EHR, resolving billing questions, or credentialing with insurance companies. As a behavioral health Practice Management System, it’s obviously outside of our scope to offer...

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Are Your Business Partners HIPAA Healthy?

by Donna Koger, 7.5.18 How do you know if your business partners are HIPAA healthy and that they are safeguarding YOUR PHI? It is the responsibility of the Covered Entity (you) to be sure anyone accessing your data is in full compliance. According to the Omnibus Rule of 2013, “The Privacy Rule requires...

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Navigating the Healthcare Cloud

by Donna Koger, 6.27.18 Do you know how to navigate the healthcare cloud? Healthcare Industry Leaders are strongly urging Healthcare to move to the internet healthcare cloud, and according to ClearDATA, “In the keynote for the most recent annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management...

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Eating Disorders + Ethnicity

Have you ever thought about the relationship between eating disorders and ethnicity? In order to point out how stereotypes affect our understanding of eating disorders, Elaheh Nozari poses the following scenario: You walk past two women on the street. Both are tiny, but one is Caucasian and the other...

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Barriers to Care: Eating Disorders

by Jerica Rossi, 6.26.18 While eating disorders (such an anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating) have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, only one in ten people suffering from them will seek and receive treatment. So why aren’t more people accessing the help they need? And what can...

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~ Seth H., Business Owner

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