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This morning we have the pleasure of interviewing Eileen Casella-Rider, LMHC. Eileen has her masters degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University. She has unique experience in the field of mental health working in both private practice and as a program director, clinician, and EHR advisor for mental health organizations. She has also provided training, sales, support, and clinical documentation expertise in the behavioral health electronic health record industry.
Eileen gravitated to the technical and software side of psychology during her times spent as a clinician. This unique vantage point gives her the perspective behavioral and mental health providers and organizations need to determine which EHRs to take seriously.
It isn’t just about the software!
This candid discussion about the behavioral health EHR industry is refreshing, open, and a must listen for any organization looking for the facts when it comes to EHR purchase and adoption.
Let’s open Pandora’s Box shall we?
Questions for Eileen? More information?
It was our pleasure to interview one of the few experts on HIPAA compliance for Mental Health practitioners. Roy Huggins, LPC NCC is Director of Person-Centered Tech, a consulting and continuing education firm that serves the healthcare community. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths and makes it his mission to grow behavioral health clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions. Roy also acts as Technology Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association, is an advisory board member for the Zur Institute, and is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Department of Counselor Education. He routinely consults with healthcare professionals on issues of technology in practice as well as compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
Roy can be contacted via his website at www.personcenteredtech.com. His CE courses and written interview can be found here.
The Cost of Ignoring Mental and Behavioral Health Issues II.
This episode will continue the discussion of who is responsible for providing behavioral and mental health services to those in our community who have the greatest need. We will talk about the involvement of schools and community based organizations in providing services for youth and their families.
You are invited to weigh-in on the topic and pose questions for our panel.
Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justic System
A few years ago, Spotlight on Youth highlighted Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative. BHJJ was developed to meet the complex and multiple issues faced by delinquent youth, including mental health, substance abuse, and other behavioral needs as well as to provide courts an alternative to incarceration.Since that show, a formal evaluation of BHJJ has occurred resulting in a publication of those findings.On this episode, guests will share the results from the evaluation and one county will offer its insights into integrating BHJJ into its cadre of approaches.
Kathryn Castele-Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Supervisor, Bellefaire JCB
Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Melanie Miller, Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Manager, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division
Electronic Health Record systems for Behavioral Health Medical Practices are a special niche. Dr. David Lischner of Valant Medical Solutions talks about what his company offers the behavioral heatlhcare provider that is looking for an EHR that meets their needs. Dr. Lischner is a practicing psychiatrist, co-founder and CEO of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, a 25+ provider group practice. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Washington, David completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to the University of Washington for specialty training in psychiatry. David is CEO of and spokesperson for Valant, an EMR software solution designed for behavioral healthcare professionals.
Behavioral health is one of the hottest topics in Medicaid today. Join host Richard Yadon as he explores the developments, innovations, and challenges of this issue.
Our guests include:
Danis Russell, CEO, Genesee County Community Mental Health Sheila Putnam, Director Medicaid Care Management, Priority Health
Our discussion will continue to focus on recent data concerning how youth and their families in our community address mental and behavioral health issues. We will look at current initiatives as well as community based consequences when mental and behavioral health issues are not proactively considered.
Please call in to provide insight or personal experience on today's topic.
Exploring the Connection: Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice
Research has shown there is a high correlation between children who suffer from mental health or co-occurring behavioral health issues and juvenile justice involvement. One of the largest hurdles facing those working on stemming youth's exposure to the juvenile justice system is the inadequate and limited access to care to address these serious behavioral health needs. Communities across the country struggle to find ways to meet children's treatment needs in both community-based and correctional settings. In response, Ohio created the Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice Initiative (BHJJ), a partnership between the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Ohio Departmental of Mental Health. The intent of BHJJ is to transform the systems' ability to identify, assess, evaluate, and treat multi-need, multi-system youth and their families and to identify effective program and policy practices. To date, the Initiative has served more than 2,000 children. In June 2012, a report was released documenting a five year evaluation of the effort. Jeff M. Kretschmar, Ph.D and Patrick Kanary, M.Ed from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University join us on the next episode of Spotlight on Youth to highlight details of the report, including recent research, outcomes of the evaluation, and promising practices. Considerations for communities seeking to implement BHJJ Initiatives will also be discussed.
Learn more about the new laws regarding Behavioral Health and parity with other medical conditions for marketers, providers and employers. How can effective marketers be ahead of the curve as these new laws take effect? Listen, discuss and learn with Prognosis 2.0.
Individuals with developmental disabilities can be at risk for crisis situations ranging from wandering to behavioral health episodes. In order to develop the most effective plan, you must be aware of how to manage and resolve a crisis and what to do to plan ahead.
Hattiesburg, MS – There’s a stigma associated with addiction and behavioral health; the general population believes it’s simply a matter of self-discipline, but addictive behavior alters a person’s brain chemistry until their addiction affects every aspect of their well-being. Without meaningful intervention, their addiction can threaten their career, their friendships and even their family.
Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is a treatment facility for individuals suffering from chemical dependency and sexual addiction. Since 1984, Pine Grove has asserted itself among the country’s most comprehensive treatment facilities.
“Patients come to us in crisis on the brink of losing everything. That’s why we take it very seriously,” says Audra Cummings, Pine Grove’s Director of Business Development. “You come here for a service and we’re going to make sure you get that service.”
Pine Grove strives to help patients move toward personal accountability, self-activation and empowerment. The facility’s interdisciplinary staff of addictionologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors is focused on helping patients break down their disease.
“We treat addiction just like a medical doctor would treat cancer, that same level of seriousness,” says Audra Cummings. “When you come to Pine Grove you have an army behind you.”
According to Cummings, the clinical experts at Pine Grove work from the perspective that addiction is a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual disease; it affects the mind, body and spirit, as well as the community.
“Getting addicts to recognize and accept that they have a problem is the hardest part," says Cummings. "We have to gain their trust so that they’re more willing to gain insight into their addiction.”
As you navigate through the health care continuum you may have run across a Senior Behavioral Health Unit sometimes referred to as Gero Psych. This important piece to the Senior Health Care Continuum can sometimes strike fear and confusion in you or your loved one because of the stigma attached to mental health.
Gary Bush from Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois, will join host Tami Neumann to help break through the stigma and ease your fears of how this important part of the continuum can help our seniors over 65 find holistic wellness.
Tami and Gary will cover topics such as when is it appropriate for someone to be admitted to a Senior Behavioral Health Unit and the many benefits associated with this type of placement.
Learn More about Metro South Medical Center:
www.metrosouthmedicalcenter.com Metro South Medical Center - Senior Behavioral Health Unit (708) 824-4474
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