Many in the behavioral health community have found themselves searching for a new EHR in 2019. Whether they're affected by the increased workload of the opioid epidemic and the Opioid Crisis Response Act, the concern of meeting HIPAA requirements due…
Why We Dedicated Ourselves to Make a Better EHR In spring 2019, Fortune and Kaiser Health News joint-published a long-form investigative article titled "Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong." The 9,000-word critique on the medical…
In the digital era, it is crucial for behavioral health organizations to track their outcomes. Measuring outcomes holds facilities accountable and allows them to improve, benefiting clinicians and patients alike. Major accreditation agencies are recognizing the importance of outcome measurement…
The Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation (CARF™) is a nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services to a variety of different treatment centers at their own request, including disability rehabilitation, retirement facilities, home and community services, and substance abuse treatment facilities.
Never underestimate the power of a positive workplace. If you create an environment where employees feel respected, satisfied, and empowered, you lead them to appreciate their jobs and become more productive and loyal. While this holds true in any industry, it is particularly important for care providers. Improving employee care in your behavioral health facility or addiction treatment center can make a big difference in the experience that patients have when they come to you for care.
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is a pioneering professional society comprised of the top addiction treatment providers in the country. Together they work to help all members improve their level of care for patients and families, and uphold a strict code of ethics that makes them an industry-leading association in addiction treatment.
Behavioral health and addiction treatment providers must learn to embrace value-added new technologies in order to keep improving the patient experience. However, introducing a new system has its challenges, and changes to the status quo always need to be handled with a firm strategy in place.
On January 1, the Joint Commission mandated that Joint Commission Accredited organizations, or those that are in the process of accreditation, must employ specific measurement-based care tools in order to retain or obtain accreditation. These new standards have important implications for healthcare providers, and organizations must be proactive in working to maintain compliance.
Are mountains of paperwork contributing to high staff turnover rates and exhaustion for loyal team members? Studies show inefficient workflow within the clinic may produce burnout symptoms, even if you have a great reward package and an otherwise supportive company culture. Every therapist knows that emotional exhaustion manifests itself in myriad ways, including the dehumanization factor which puts clients at risk, too.
On December 12, 2017, the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Committee held a hearing regarding patient brokering and addiction treatment fraud facilities from referring patients to sober homes that are not certified through the state.