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.


A glimpse into patient awareness of HIE and EHR reveals lack of information

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Health information technology has experienced mostly evolution rather than revolution.


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.


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