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05-19   Telemedicine: Cutting-Edge Technology for Behavioral Health Treatment
by Lise Millay Stevens

Posted in Behavioral Health

Telemedicine Briefing: Experts Urge the Use of New Technology to Close Gaps in Children’s Behavioral Health Care On May 16, health experts, industry executives and other stakeholders convened at Top of the Hill in Washington, D.C., to discuss the pressing problem of the huge gaps and unmet needs in pediatric behavioral health care in America. […]

02-21   Measurement-based care: Troubleshooting problems and overcoming barriers

  Change is not always easy. Asking others to change is even harder. Implementing measurement-based care (MBC) into the behavioral health care setting is feasible, but some resistance to the change can be expected. Nevertheless, the rewards should be worth the trouble. The shift toward MBC stands to benefit all parties involved, including patients, providers […]

02-09   Measurement-based care: Getting started

While there is more to implementing measurement-based care (MBC) than handing out questionnaires, the process itself is not impossibly difficult or costly. The application of a few basic principles can help health care providers incorporate MBC into their practice and benefit from the advantages it offers. The first article in this series, “Does behavioral health […]

02-07   Cannabis drug testing rules at workplace still not clear

Since voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana in the November 2016 polls, employers in these states have faced the same question as companies in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington are asking: what to do about drug screening for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the job? A recent survey published by the Mountain States […]

02-02   Measurement-based care: Does behavioral health care measure up?

What if a doctor prescribed medication for a patient with high blood pressure and, when the patient came back in for checkups, the physician neglected to measure the blood pressure again? Most people would question the quality of care that patient was receiving, because the doctor had no way to know whether the prescribed treatment […]

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