Walmart’s Growing Footprint in Healthcare and Public Health, from Guns to Mental Health and Gardens

Health Populi

Over the past couple of weeks, Walmart is demonstrating its growing commitment to and leadership in healthcare and public health. The store launched WalmartHealth.com, its health-focused ecommerce portal. Walmart is testing a lactation suite, discussed in a company blog here.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

Ransomware Mental Health

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Ransomware Attack Strikes Mental Health Provider Another ransomware attack has been making headlines this week–this time, the attack targeted a mental health care provider. The post Ransomware Mental Health appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment: LCSW Standards of Practice

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more.

A Q&A on Telehealth for Mental Health with Dr. Lindsay Henderson

American Well

adults experiencing a mental illness each year, but only about half receiving treatment, it’s important that we work to increase awareness for the different options that exist for individuals seeking care. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we sat down with Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, American Well’s Director of Psychological Services, to learn how telehealth is helping extend access to mental health treatment. With one in five U.S.

Five mobile apps that are reshaping mental health care

Waracle

When it comes to mental health, the needs and challenges of those needing support are very different. According to MIND , in the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year. Security & Mental Health Apps.

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well

Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. We’ll round out this journey in tomorrow’s Health Populi.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

American Well

Mental Health Awareness Month has a nearly 70-year history of informing the public about one of the biggest medical issues affecting the country. While there are countless reasons why people skip making an appointment, part of the blame lies with lack of access to mental care.

LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment: Regulatory & Ethical Considerations in Text Therapy

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more. The post LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment: Regulatory & Ethical Considerations in Text Therapy appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Protected: Texting in Behavioral Health as Professionals

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post Protected: Texting in Behavioral Health as Professionals appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog behavioral text messages behavioral text messaging mental health text messages texting therapyThere is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

Behavioral Health Associated with 70% Increase in Healthcare Spending

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. Due to the behavioral healthcare shortages described in this blog, BHM offers a reviewer network with the most sub-specialties. percent had a mental health disorder.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

Remote Prescribing - The Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

In January, HRS published a blog post advocating for the use of remote prescribing to combat the opioid crisis and provide needed medications to patients struggling with opioid use disorders (OUDs). telehealth mental health addiction treatment policy legislation

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another. 49 states cover telemental health services, and 36 cover various other telehealth services.

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of implementing telehealth into your practice check out our other blog posts or Clocktree telehealth platform. Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Mental HealthConsumers continue to wish for more virtual care options, creating better overall access to healthcare.

Behavioral Healthcare Top Reason Members Seek Telehealth Treatment

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. Due to the behavioral healthcare shortages described in this blog, BHM offers a reviewer network with the most sub-specialties.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The second graphic, labeled Figure 3, compares national health spending as a share of U.S.

Text Messaging Therapy & App Security in Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Licensed behavioral health practitioners must be mindful about HIPAA while interacting with or discussing identifiable clients/patients through texting. The post Text Messaging Therapy & App Security in Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog behavioral text messages behavioral texting mental health text messages Text EncryptionText messaging and app security in telehealth?

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Remote Prescribing - The Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

In January, HRS published a blog post advocating for the use of remote prescribing to combat the opioid crisis and provide needed medications to patients struggling with opioid use disorders (OUDs). telehealth mental health addiction treatment policy legislation

TBHI’s & SAMHSA’s Telebehavioral Health Consumer Education Webinar Is Now Available

Telebehavioral Health Institute

SAMHSA-Sponsored Telebehavioral Health Webinar Is Now Available On the 15th of August 2018, the Telebehavioral Health Institute Faculty (TBHI Faculty) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Behavioral Health Information Technology and Standards (BHITS) initiative, presented two free … Read more.

TBHI’s & SAMHSA’s Telebehavioral Health Provider Education Webinar Is Now Available

Telebehavioral Health Institute

SAMHSA-Sponsored Telebehavioral Health Webinar Is Now Available On the 21st of August 2018, the Telebehavioral Health Institute Faculty (TBHI Faculty) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Behavioral Health Information Technology and Standards (BHITS) initiative, presented a free Telebehavioral Health webinar … Read more.

Psych Central podcast: “We often feel very isolated, but we have a lot more in common than we realize.”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Psych Central is the terrific mental health community mentioned by “Doc Tom” Ferguson in the e-Patient White Paper, the founding document of our Society. (At Psych Central is one example of how the internet has altered what’s possible in health and care.

Responsibilities of the LCSW Providing Text Therapy

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more.

How a Communication Platform Can Support Recovery

Synzi

Coding Leader & TBHI Faculty: Telehealth Reimbursement Webinar

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Join Telebehavioral Health Institute Faculty (TBHI Faculty) and Coding Leader as they present a telehealth reimbursement webinar entitled, “Telemedicine Mental Health Services: Finally Get Paid.” ” Learn how to get paid with telehealth, telemedicine, telemental health, or telebehavioral health. The post Coding Leader & TBHI Faculty: Telehealth Reimbursement Webinar appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Vulnerability Management

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Vulnerability Management – $150,000 Fine Issued for Unpatched Software Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) failed to implement software patches resulting in a breach that affected approximately 2,700 patients.

SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post SAMHSA Telebehavioral Health Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog Essential Best Practices Foundation (Evidence-Based) ?and

How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity.

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SAMHSA to Sponsor FREE Telehealth Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post SAMHSA to Sponsor FREE Telehealth Webinars with Dr. Marlene Maheu appeared first on TBH Institute Blog

Tele-Behavioral Health Reduces the Cost of Mental Illnesses

American Well

Mental health disorders are not an isolated — they have far-reaching effects that drive up costs for both patients and providers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that serious mental illness costs America $193.2 While one in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year, and nearly one in 25 live with a serious mental illness, nearly 60 percent of those adults did not receive mental health services within the last year.

How Telehealth Is Improving Healthcare for Veterans

InTouch Health

Suicide, mental health, PTSD, and numerous chronic conditions are common among United States veterans. According to an analysis of the program by researchers at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation, around 75% of participants dealt with a mental health issue, and most had multiple chronic conditions. The post How Telehealth Is Improving Healthcare for Veterans appeared first on InTouch Health. Telehealth Innovation Blog

Moving the Needle at Providence/St. Joseph’s Digital Innovation Group

Digital Health Today

I had the pleasure of having coffee with Aaron Martin and Sara Vaezy at the recent Health 2.0 Sara Vaezy is the Chief of Digital Strategy and leads the strategy and development of digital partnerships, technology evaluation and pilots for Providence/St Joseph’s Health System.Providence/St.

Network in the Big Easy on Bourbon at ATA 2019

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

@PsychCentral Show’s Gabe Howard to co-host live podcast episode at #SPM2018

Society for Participatory Medicine

Embracing participatory medicine has helped Gabe Howard @GabeHoward29 manage his bipolar and anxiety disorders, and allowed him to become an award-winning writer, mental health activist, speaker and educator on a topic that stigmatizes so many.

The Benefits of Telebehavioral Health

InTouch Health

Discover the Benefits of Implementing a Telebehavioral Health Program. InTouch Health recently expanded their partnership with a non-profit health system that principally serves California, Arizona, and Nevada. The health system started their telehealth program by offering telestroke services to a single hospital, but they soon expanded their telemedicine operations to include 39 healthcare facilities throughout the Southwest U.S., Why Telebehavioral Health?

Telemental Health Gets Its Moment

American Well

The impact of behavioral health is finally getting its moment in the sun. As the shades of stigma are slowly lifted, people are beginning to speak about mental health and substance use disorders. The post Telemental Health Gets Its Moment appeared first on American Well.