Triple Aim – Is it achievable for your community?

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Figuring out whether your community is ready for Triple Aim isn’t as simple as taking a test, but the Institutes for Healthcare Improvement does provide a questionnaire that can help you better gauge your preparedness.


Take these tips for writing a winning grant proposal to the SAMHSA

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Grant applications are considerably more labyrinthine than they used to be.


The immigrant paradox: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola tackles mental health in California’s Latino population

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Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., is specifically renowned for his work within mental healthcare for the Latino population in California, where needs are rarely met.


Iowa law students help mental health providers navigate Iowa health privacy laws

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act clearly dictates its federal ruling on patient privacy: Whether it’s a physical or electronic health record, patient health information is confidential and secured. But these lines can be more oblique when it comes to mental and behavioral health. Is it good case management to practice complete confidentiality with   …Continue Reading


Health IT can enhance mental healthcare through smartphone apps

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A lot has been written, said and reported about health information technology over the past few years, but more often than not its locus has been physical health, rather than mental or behavioral. However, as imperative as treating patients with chronic disease and streamlining the paperwork in doctors practices is, the ways that mental and   …Continue Reading


Prioritizing Safety in Discharge Planning

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All too often, our psychiatric inpatient facilities function in a disconnected fashion from the community based system. However, psychiatric hospitalization is not a destination point, but a stop along the road to recovery and an integral part of the behavioral healthcare continuum. In this healthcare environment, new clinical coordinated care management practices are emerging, along   …Continue Reading


DSM-5 Changes – A closer look at its implications

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DSM-5 Changes – A closer look at its implications The American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was released this past May, but the long-term conversation around DSM-5 changes and its impact on diagnosis and care has yet to die down. The DSM-IV, the new manual’s predecessor, was   …Continue Reading