Mental health care drowning in paperwork

Healthcare Guys

One of the state’s epicenters of addiction is Gallup where 22,000 addicts await a behavioral health care fix. Physical health issues can require visits to a primary care physician, specialists and possibly x-ray technicians along with the corresponding paper records.

What the Pew Report on Trust and Distrust in America Means for Health/Care, El Paso and Dayton — Pogo Rears His Head Again

Health Populi

It’s been well-documented that Americans’ trust in institutions, and especially government and media, has eroded over the past decade. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This last point gives us some hope, perhaps.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

A third and probably biggest reason for this burnout is stress from utilizing health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health record (EHR) systems. Physicians who reported marginal time for documentation were 2.8

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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.

Clocktree featured in recent Geekwire article

Clocktree

Seattle-area startup Clocktree offers a service for patients to find and receive therapy from mental health, relationship, addiction and nutrition counselors. Providers can connect through video and messaging with their patients, and the platform also gives counselors a HIPAA-compliant place to store notes, videos and documents. Read about Clocktree on Geekwire. [link].

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VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"More than 200,000 or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments in FY 2019 were for tele-mental health visits," said VA officials. The agency noted that more than 99,000 Veterans used the app, which connects Vets with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, at home, thereby saving a trip to a medical facility. The U.S.

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telebehavioral Health Institute. Mental Health by the Numbers.

Veterans Are Superheroes, But This Is Beyond Comic – The Tale of Marvel and the VA

Health Populi

This is not the first time I’ve mashed up popular culture into a post on health care here on Health Populi. The Mar-a-Lago Crowd spoke with VA officials daily, the documents show, reviewing all manner of policy and personnel decisions.

A Romanticised History of SPM

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is not a historical well-documented history of SPM, it’s my imperfect interpretation of its history. . Doc Tom” Ferguson (Wikipedia) envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and health professionals and systems that support them.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Health SXSW 2018 | The 33 charts Super Guide

33 Charts

I’ve done the heavy lifting by curating a super list of the best health care talks and events at SXSW interactive. Think of it as the ultimate guide for the health care power user. If you’ve not done Health SXSW you’re in for a treat. And health care needs more of that.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. It can be a powerful tool that makes mental health care easier and more convenient to access and provide. Greater access: Telehealth can make mental health services more accessible and convenient—increasing mental health treatment outcomes.

Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Given the rapidly changing health care environment, it is critical to quantify the economic impact physicians have on society. BHM watches health trends and understands the importance of improving and changing with the industry. Physician burnout is a public health issue that “urgently demands action” from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.

I Have Type 1 and Have Struggled with Suicidal Thoughts

Insulin Nation

Recently, we wrote about a study that documented high rates of suicide and drug use among organ donors with Type 1 diabetes. That is when I started to really have problems with my mental health and diabetes.

Reducing Suicide via Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Security Appliances and FHIR Servers

Health Intersections

the appliance will see the that the response is marked as a mental health encounter, and change the response to a 404 Not Found with an appropriate error message. The FHIR Standard doesn’t say much about security.

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Matt Hancock’s artificially intelligent NHS needs careful scrutiny

Lloyd Price

Health Secretary Matt Hancock went all out on prevention last week, detailing his ‘better than cure’ vision for the NHS. Securing our nation’s health requires a significant and sustained effort to prevent illness and support good physical and mental health,” he said. “We

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Most offer the same reasons: Medicaid reimbursement rates are typically lower than other insurers and the documentation requirements can be burdensome. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine.

HIStalk Interviews Chris Klomp, CEO, Collective Medical

HIStalk Interviews

Patti, who is a pretty intimidating and awesome lady, told them to “build a computer program” for what she was doing in a circulated Word document and they did. We help disparate stakeholders across the continuum — emergency, inpatient, skilled nursing facilities, mental health stakeholders, and even health plans and ACOs with their care managers – become aware when a patient needs them, particularly those vulnerable members who have figuratively fallen.

When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken? As a therapist, your relationship with your clients has therapeutic, economic, and legal dimensions.

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Surge in Addiction Closing the Gap Between Physical and Behavioral Health Care

Healthcare Guys

By David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. For example, a person’s mental state can be evaluated by examining movement patterns, mood states, social interactions (e.g.,

Treating 22,000 Addicts by Bridging the IT Gap Between Physical and Behavioral Health Care

Healthcare Guys

The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. However, these electronic health care (EHR) systems have been focused on the physical side of medical recording, leaving the behavioral side with little support.

Fixing The Need For A Fix: Bridging The IT Gap Between Physical And Behavioral Healthcare

Healthcare Guys

By David Conejo, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. For example, a person’s mental state can be evaluated by examining movement patterns, mood states, social interactions (e.g.,

Treating 22,000 Addicts by Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Behavioral Health Care

Healthcare Guys

By David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room. The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better.

Is an Asylum-Seeker’s Diabetes Being Dangerously Mismanaged?

Insulin Nation

Menjivar Guardado approached advocates about her case during a recent “Know Your Rights” seminar held at the Hutto Detention Center, a Texas facility which houses women, many of whom have crossed the border without documentation seeking asylum in the United States.

The Power of Words in Healthcare: A Patient-Friendly Lexicon. Top 10 List #WordsDoMatter Project

Society for Participatory Medicine

I don’t always want to be reminded that I am sick but I’m managing my health to the best of my ability, while managing life. I’m a wife that’s confused and just trying figure out how to help my husband manage his mental health and my family cope.”.

The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care

mHealth Insight

The UK’s Department of Health & Social Care has issued a fascinating Policy Paper on The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care. And, in the NHS, we have the world’s biggest health institution.

Fixing the Need for A Fix: Bridging the IT Gap Between Physical and Behavioral Healthcare

Healthcare Guys

The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. However, these electronic health care (EHR) systems have been focused on the physical side of medical recording, leaving the behavioral side with little support. The statistics are terrifying.

Diabetes as a Disability in the Workplace

Insulin Nation

Additionally, the mental aspects that often occur from the management of diabetes, including depression and anxiety, are also considered disabilities. With diabetes and mental illness, this stigma is especially rampant. And make sure to document your discussion. sponsor.

Treating 22,000 addicts: Fixing the need for a fix–bridging the IT Gap between physical and behavioral healthcare. The statistics are terrifying. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day.

Healthcare Guys

David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. While there are many tech solutions in healthcare, behavioral health does not receive the same level of attention as physical health, despite mental, behavioral, and physical health being inextricably linked, as the World Health Organization noted in a 2014 report.

Behavioral Healthcare Technology Drives New Way To Fix The Need For A Fix – Electronic Health Reporter

Healthcare Guys

By David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. Meanwhile the actual behavioral health treatment of addition is not much better. While there are many tech solutions in healthcare, behavioral health does not receive the same level of attention as physical health, despite mental, behavioral and physical health being inextricably linked, as the World Health Organization noted in a 2014 report.

Weekender 6/22/18

HIStalk Weekender

IBM Watson Health executives tell employees that the company will scale back its hospital pay-for-performance tools business. The issue is not them documenting “not taking.” HIStalk Interviews John Talaga, EVP/GM, OnPlan Health. Weekly News Recap.

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When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. Explaining the limits of confidentiality before starting any therapy whatsoever may be a preferable choice to allowing a client to unwittingly breach confidentiality and then have the therapist’s legally-obligated actions land the client behind bars or in a mental institution. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken?

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When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. Explaining the limits of confidentiality before starting any therapy whatsoever may be a preferable choice to allowing a client to unwittingly breach confidentiality and then have the therapist’s legally-obligated actions land the client behind bars or in a mental institution. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken?

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Weekender 8/3/18

HIStalk Weekender

A CNBC LinkedIn search finds that Apple’s employee health clinic unit called AC Wellness has hired at least 40 people recently, most of them focused on wellness rather than healthcare services delivery. Weekly News Recap.

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