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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Texting is Now a Vital Part of Patient CommunicationsTexting is Now a Vital Part of Patient Communications

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred clinicians and healthcare agencies across the nation to make technology changes in order to see and treat patients safely. It has also changed patient communications. Telehealth and contactless patient experience have become more commonplace and texting has also become an increased part of patient communications. COVID-19 has increased the need ...
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IM+Cans: A Paradigm Shift in Behavioral Health Clinical ToolsIM+Cans: A Paradigm Shift in Behavioral Health Clinical Tools

IM+Cans (Illinois Medicaid Comprehensive Assessment of Needs and Strengths) is a tool that was developed in Illinois by Dr. John S. Lyons. There are two aspects to this tool. The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) are multi-purpose tools developed to support care planning and level ...
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