Mental Health Awareness for more than a MonthMental Health Awareness for more than a Month

May just came to a close, which means Mental Health Awareness Month is also ending. But that doesn’t mean the communication should stop. Or even slow down, for that matter. Mental Health Awareness month has been observed in May since 1949. It’s outreach has touched millions of people through media, local events and screenings. Mental ...
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6 Ways to Optimize Your EHR6 Ways to Optimize Your EHR

Whether you are moving from paper, a hybrid system or an existing EHR, now is the time to think about how to optimize your EHR. It’s not an easy task. It has a lot of moving parts. But, putting this effort in before you search for an EHR vendor and implement a system is key ...
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CMS and ONC Propose New Rules for InteroperabilityCMS and ONC Propose New Rules for Interoperability

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI). The rules were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The intention of ...
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Inside Behavioral Health: Suicide Awareness and PreventionInside Behavioral Health: Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Did you know suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States? Suicide is complicated. Tragic. But most of all, it’s often preventable. A critical starting point is suicide awareness. Knowing the warning signs, methods for prevention and where to go for help or resources. Additionally, it is crucial any suicidal talk ...
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Inside Behavioral Health: The Science of Substance Use DisorderInside Behavioral Health: The Science of Substance Use Disorder

In order to help those battling Substance Use Disorder, it’s important to understand addiction. Not only addiction, but how the addicted brain works, as well. Once this is understood, the right behavioral health therapies can be implemented to help aid in recovery.  What is Substance Use Disorder? There’s a fine line between regular drug use and drug ...
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Digital Voice Assistants in HealthcareDigital Voice Assistants in Healthcare

One of the most disruptive technologies today are digital voice assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant. Whether used for shopping or controlling home entertainment, this technology is quickly expanding into many arenas outside the home. Does it have a place in healthcare? Various voice-dictation softwares have already been used for many years ...
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