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March 29, 2021
With dwindling provider availability and a growing patient population, the healthcare industry is increasingly turning to technological advancements to improve patient outcomes. During the pandemic,…
Perspectives
March 01, 2021
Having worked with patients for more than 20 years, I have a good sense of which clinical interventions help individuals with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders. The right…
February 10, 2021
Hazelden Betty Ford announced that it is expanding its telehealth-based RecoveryGo addiction treatment services to Montana, the 13th state in which the insurance-eligible intensive outpatient…
January 12, 2021
A RAND study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds that telehealth usage soared during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was behavioral health diagnoses largely…
December 11, 2020
The widespread adoption of telehealth service offerings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the defining stories of behavioral healthcare in 2020. But in addition to increased use…
Perspectives
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…
November 18, 2020
In a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 29% of psychologists said they are seeing more patients since the start of the pandemic, and almost all are now using…
October 29, 2020
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has announced that it will begin offering virtual addiction treatment and mental healthcare, along with recovery, family and educational services, to Colorado residents…
October 15, 2020
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public and Behavioral Health has launched a tech platform that the state says is designed to enable referrals and monitor availability of…
September 29, 2020
Universal Health Services on Monday announced that its IT network had been taken offline “due to an IT security issue.” A person familiar with the company’s operations told NBC News that the issue “…
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