Bipartisan Support for EHR Incentives for Behavioral Health AgenciesBipartisan Support for EHR Incentives for Behavioral Health Agencies

“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 ...
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Millennials: Customer Service Change-makersMillennials: Customer Service Change-makers

{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 ...
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Millennials: Technology Change-MakersMillennials: 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:  ...
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Millennials and Healthcare – Get Ready!Millennials and Healthcare – Get Ready!

Amidst 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 ...
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The Coffers are Open: EHR Funding Op for NC Behavioral Health Agencies – Is Your State Next?The Coffers are Open:  EHR Funding Op for NC Behavioral Health Agencies - Is Your State Next?

A 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.  ...
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Avoiding Analysis Paralysis When Selecting an EHRAvoiding Analysis Paralysis When Selecting an EHR

Think back to the grocery shopping experience of our childhood. The cereals were a “section” – not an entire aisle.  We chose between Cheerios. But can you guess how many kinds of ...
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