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Fentanyl Crisis – How an EHR Can Help

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One of the leading causes of drug overdoses today is fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Last year alone, 107,375 people died from a drug overdose in the United States. 67% of those deaths were from synthetic opioids. Unfortunately, this number has […]

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Opioid Abuse Prevention in Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid abuse prevention in patients with chronic pain has been an issue for many years. Some effective strategies have been found to lower the risk of patients over-using opioids during pain management, however. We’ve outlined some of the most effective strategies to help you prevent substance abuse of opioids by your own chronic pain patients.  […]

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Patagonia Health Hires Jonathan Strange as New Clinical Director

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Patagonia Health, a leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) software company, has launched a Behavioral Health Team (BHT) to provide new and existing customers with personalized support and customer experience to ensure efficiency, growth, and accountability. The team members have a combined 40+ years of behavioral healthcare organizational management, technology, and clinical expertise. One of the […]

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Behavioral Health Integration: EHR Support for Co-Treatment

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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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Inside Behavioral Health: The Science of Substance Use Disorder

Behavioral Health Substance Use Disorder

In order to help those battling Substance Use Disorder, it’s important to understand addiction. Not only addiction, but how the addicted brain works, as well. Once this is understood, the right behavioral health therapies can be implemented to help aid in recovery.  What is Substance Use Disorder? There’s a fine line between regular drug use […]

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