Millennials: How to Hire and How to Retain These HR Change-makers Millennials HR Change Makers{Note:  This is the fourth installment a blog series spotlighting the impact the Millennial generation is having – and will continue to have – on healthcare.} Who are millennials – as employees?  What is required of businesses and agencies who hope to hire and retain them?   Gallup says, “Millennials will change the world decisively more than ... Read more...

Bipartisan Support for EHR Incentives for Behavioral Health Agencies Incentives for Behavioral Health EHR“Bipartisan” – that beautiful but increasingly rare word describing political parties working together – signals the hopeful future for a bill which is making its way through our nation’s capitol building which would authorize the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer incentives for the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) for behavioral ... Read more...

Millennials: Customer Service Change-makers Customer Service Millennials{Note:  This is the third installment a blog series spotlighting the impact the Millennial generation is having – and will continue to have – on healthcare.} Millennials are shaking up customer service.   Look around:  more and more restaurants and stores are providing “Order Online, Pick Up in Store” services, much like hotels now offering on-line check-in ... Read more...

Millennials: Technology Change-Makers Millennials Technology Change Makers{Note: This is the continuation of a blog series which will spotlight the impact the Millennial generation is having – and is predicted to have – on healthcare.  We’ll take our cue from millennials themselves and not limit ourselves to the number in the series . . . we’ll go where the series leads us.} Technology:  ... Read more...

Millennials and Healthcare – Get Ready! millennials health care change makersAmidst all the hot topics swirling in the health care arena – “Meaningful Use/MIPS”. . . “FPAR” . . . “Opioid Crisis” – one topic off the radar from “bureaucratic speak” has caught our eye:  the impact the generational cohort known as “Millennials” is having on every level of the sector.  As such, Patagonia Health ... Read more...

The Coffers are Open: EHR Funding Op for NC Behavioral Health Agencies – Is Your State Next? EHR fundingA treasure chest has been found in the behavioral health landscape of North Carolina – Is your state next?   As healthcare agencies and healthcare authorities across the nation are recognizing the value of transitioning to an electronic healthcare record system, funding agencies are waving their pom-poms in encouragement and opening their coffers to continue the transitions.  ... Read more...