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November 30, 2020
The electronic health record (EHR) has flourished since 2009 due to federal legislation. The HITECH Act provided billions in subsidies for medical systems to implement EHRs, but the behavioral healthcare industry was excluded. Our industry created separate EHRs without such support. Despite…
July 22, 2020
As of 2017, just 3 in 10 substance use disorder treatment centers were exclusively using electronic methods to store and maintain patient health records, according to statistics from the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The data was published in a brief by the Office of the…
March 23, 2018
A new technology working group has proposed creating a national PDMP with a facilitator model that would be added to the current electronic prescription workflow.
January 24, 2018
Apple has announced that it is launching a feature that will allow consumers to see their medical records on their iPhones. It's a far-reaching platform, considering that in 2016 alone, Apple sold 211.88 million iPhones.
July 06, 2017
Providers like the convenience of messaging colleagues and patients, not realizing that they could be violating HIPAA regulations by sending protected health information. It’s a fairly common problem.
May 03, 2017
Clinical and administrative teams see advantages in today’s customized, digital enterprise systems.
February 06, 2017
Providers must confer with federal HIPAA guidance as well as state laws permitting patients access to their clinical records upon request.
November 04, 2016
Many providers have had a couple rounds of behavioral health reimbursement denials in the last year, which leaves the clinician and organization at risk.
September 16, 2016
HIEs can help providers offer a higher quality of care that reflects well in a value-based payment model, but significant groundwork must be completed before participating.
August 02, 2016
How do you prepare your organization to engage a model of care that emphasizes value, measures and population health reporting? Let’s start with some simple concepts.
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