Adolescent Behavioral Health: Solutions for a National EmergencyAdolescent Behavioral Health: Solutions for a National Emergency

The AAP, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Children’s Hospital Association have declared a national emergency for adolescent behavioral health. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the last decade has seen rates of childhood mental health conditions and suicide steadily rise. Since the pandemic, the increase of mental health emergencies and suspected suicide for ...
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Behavioral Health Integration: EHR Support for Co-TreatmentBehavioral Health Integration: EHR Support for Co-Treatment

Treatment for behavioral health is a critical part of wellness that affects treatment and healing for other medical issues. Having primary care or other care clinicians trained in Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) and with EHR support for co-treatment is important to whole person care. As health centers are integrating behavioral health care services into their ...
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Social Determinants of Health: Two PerspectivesSocial Determinants of Health: Two Perspectives

A huge topic in healthcare for years now has been Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). COVID-19 has brought the topic to the forefront again and since the term was first coined, two perspectives on Social Determinants of Health have been formed. Doctor Colleen Bridger (founder & CEO of Colleen Bridger Consulting) did a webinar with ...
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EHR Interoperability: Playing Well with OthersEHR Interoperability: Playing Well with Others

“Plays well with others” is a phrase most of us remember as a desirable benchmark for success as children. It is also a benchmark for success in Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. EHR interoperability is important for supporting whole-person care because it supports seamless information sharing between disparate services, providers and systems. EHR interoperability allows ...
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Telehealth or Virtual Meetings? How to tell the differenceTelehealth or Virtual Meetings? How to tell the difference

When your healthcare agency is shopping for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, consider its capability to provide your patients with telehealth or virtual meetings. While they both have a similar end goal, which is ensuring the patient is provided remote care and treatment, their core processes are different. After understanding these differences, you can ...
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Whole Person Care and the Role of EHRsWhole Person Care and the Role of EHRs

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Public Health 3.0, and Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) are all current topics in healthcare that encompass the idea of “whole person care”. Creating partnerships between patients and providers to create plans for health and wellness based upon the individual and their unique needs, circumstances, and life events is at the ...
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