Best-of-Breed or All-in-One? Which EHR is Right for You? EHR SelectionWith a one-system-fits all approach, the functionality and service (technology and user support) may not be everything you or your patients need. This compromises patient safety and leads to staff burn out. When selecting an EHR, you may wish to consider a best-of-breed approach. Best-of-Breed Approach to EHR Selection When selecting an Electronic Health Record (EHR), many ... Read more...

Inside Behavioral Health: 8 Warning Signs of Mental Illness Inside Behavioral Health 8 Warning Signs of Mental IllnessMental disorders are common and widespread. You might be surprised to know an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from mental illness in any given year. 1 What is mental illness? A mental illness is a disease causing disturbances in thought and/or behavior. This results in a person’s inability to cope with life’s typical demands and routines. There are ... Read more...

Millennials’ Dark Side: Change-makers of Life Expectancy Millennials' Life ExpectancyAnd now the Milliennial discussion takes a very hard and very dark turn … and leads us down a path toward a subject impacting nearly every sector of healthcare:  the opioid crisis. Prepare to read the most startling sentence we have come across in a long time: “US millennials are now dying at such high rates that ... Read more...

Millennials: Behavioral Health Change-makers As we wind down our blog series spotlighting Millennials and the changes they are bringing to the healthcare arena, we are examining one more sector:  behavioral health.  We’ll do this across two blogs.  The first is classic Bad News/Good News examination of statistics regarding Millennials and mental health issues. Our concluding article on Millennials will double ... Read more...

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...