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Join Doug Edwards, Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome Healthcare Media’s Behavioral Healthcare division, joins us to today to discuss what is trending in Behavioral Healthcare today and what EHR vendors are missing when it comes to marketing their software.
Some of the questions we asked Doug are listed below:
What big trends have you seen in the behavioral health field during your 15 year career?
Why do you think investors are interested in behavioral healthcare now?
Should providers be concerned about the amount of “new money” flowing into the field?
Does the increased investment in the field only apply to for-profits? What about for not-for-profits?
What is the role of information technology and EHRs in relation to the investment flowing into treatment centers?
Where can providers turn to for information on selecting EHRs?
What trends should providers be preparing for now?
How can listeners become more engaged with Behavioral Healthcare magazine?
Please read the full blog article here.
There are few enough women in technology fields, even fewer in Behavioral Health EHR technology. Our listeners can only imagine our surprise to find what we refer to as a unicorn. We are honored to interview Dr. Kelly Hyde and Mary Curry of Social TecKnology.
Please enjoy the full blog which includes their bios here.
Questions we cover on the show are listed below:
Why is the behavioral health field your passion?
How did you come to the business of developing an EHR for behavioral health?
Tell us about the TMS – Technology Made Simple EHR, and how the EHR is an innovation in the field of behavioral health and integrated physical and behavioral health EHR?
What role has the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) NIH grant played in Social TecKnowledgy’s EHR offerings?
How many users of TMS are there?
What are the clinical and quality assurance mechanisms for TMS?
A pleasure for all of us at everythingEHR is finding organizations that truly care about and have credibility in Behavioral Health. One of our favorite EHR vendors is ClinicTracker by JAGProducts. We had the opportunity to meet their entire team in 2014 and again in June of 2015 at their offices in New York. We want to know who the people are that work behind the scenes to bring excellent technology to our mental health providers.
Enjoy the full article here.
We asked Matthew Cullipher who wears many hats at ClinicTracker (support, sales, marketing, video production – need we go on?) to join us on Mental Health News Radio. Matt started a not-for-profit in Latin America www.peopleprojectinc.com working with their mental health population. Sharing Matt’s passion for this field and how he spends his personal time will inspire you.These are the kinds of people you want handling mental health records.
Integrity Support is a North Carolina based electronic health record software company created for Behavioral Health providers. They have a unique and browser-based product. The founding members are comprised of a clinical psychologist and software engineer. Please read their accompanying blog article here. We interviewed both their CEO and Vice President on our show and covered the questions below:
1. How and why did you get started?
2. Why the name Integrity Support?
3. Why do you do what you do?
4. What are your company strengths?
5. What makes your Checkpoint software different from other EHR’s?
6. What are your biggest challenges?
7. How have you competed with the big EHR’s?
8. You’ve said that the most common feedback you hear about your Checkpoint software is that it is the easiest system available. Why is that?
9. How sustainable is Checkpoint by Integrity Support for the future?
In order to maintain privacy and confidentiality, there are rules of access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) that can sometimes present barriers to delivering the best care.
Tracy Zervakis and her daughter recently had quite an adventure trying to get the right medicine at the right time, and ran into several roadblocks imposed by the access rules around EHR at her hospital.
While it sounds like a good idea to restrict access to those with a "need to know," in practice it sometimes get in the way. Perhaps we need to re-think those rules, not only for the events in a peaceful day at the office, but also in an emergency.
Joyce and Mike speak with Tracy about her adventure and about ideas for improving the flow of medical information to patients, to emergency personnel, and to all those who really do "need to know" in order to deliver the right care at the right time.
Diane Yeager RN worked as a nurse in Labor & Delivery and Intensive Care for 7 years until 1992 at which point her career shifted to education. For the next 15 years, Diane worked as a Nursing Instructor in Northeast Ohio. Her results were impressive with an NCLEX pass rate for her graduating students of 97% throughout her teaching career. Her impact as a teacher was recognized when, during her fifth year of teaching, she received the Ohio Organization of Practical Nurse Educators' award for Distinguished Practical Nurse Educator of 1996.
Diane's success as an educator was due to her enthusiasm for integrating computer technology into her teaching methodology which led to the creation of FreeNurseTutor, launched in 2006. Freenursetutor.com is a unique and completely free website that lets educators and students use a collection of self-paced and learning activities with a focus on interactivity and individualized learning. FreeNurseTutor is now used as an educational supplement by healthcare instructors and students at hundreds of schools.
In 2007, Diane followed the trends in healthcare technology and transitioned to a career as an Electronic Health Records trainer. Diane has developed curriculum and instructional materials and trained healthcare personnel during large scale EHR system implementations at major hospital systems.
As an EHR trainer, and through continued contact with healthcare educators, it became clear to Diane that most career tech and nursing schools simply do not have a way to prepare their students for the new world of electronic records. She enthusiastically embraced this as a personal challenge and used her experience in education and electronic health records to create an academic EHR system: EHR Tutor. EHR Tutor is designed to immediately deliver the "missing piece" of electronic records to any school's program. More information regarding EHR Tutor can be found at ehrtutor.com.
You hear through the grapevine about great people doing incredible work in Behavioral Health. People with civic-minded spirit and determined to make invaluable contributions to this sector of healthcare. People like Lisette Wright.
We were introduced to Lisette by her colleague Dr. Marlene Maheu and honored to be introduced. Of course we had to interview her for Mental Health News Radio! It was refreshing and affirming to talk to a true collaborator. We know who to bring in that will get into the specifics of ICD-10, Meaningful Use, PQRS, and large scale EHR implementations. Join us for an informative discussion about what Behavioral Health providers and agencies are NOT taking seriously and should.
Questions we asked Lisette on the show are listed below. Enjoy the full blog article HERE.
What is Behavioral Health Solutions?
How did you get into this work and why?
What are the main activities of BHS?
What types of clients have you worked with and can you describe some of your projects to date?
Why do you think change is so hard for some of your customers?
What does health care reform have to do with your approach to organizations?
Do you do anything for fun?
How did the Kisangaji Project come about?
Do you fundraise for Kisangaji?
What is important to know about you or BHS?
everythingEHR is always on the hunt for innovative technology that aids our Behavioral Health providers. Our article on Spiritually Integrated Therapy was found by Next Step Solutions, Inc. After reading our other articles on why we care so much about this sector of healthcare, Next Step picked up the phone and made a connection with our CEO, Kristin Walker.
A visit to their corporate office in Michigan last year was yet another stop on our 2014 journey across the United States visiting EHR vendors and Behavioral Health practices. Kristin had the opportunity to meet everyone on the team and see what a software organization does that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas. It was certainly a pleasure.
NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR. Sounds unbelievable right? A science fiction movie, maybe? We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients. NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals. It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology.
Click here to read the full blog article.
Mark your calendars and join me in an up close and personal interview with the remarkable Rosemarie Nelson’s from MGMA Health Care Consulting Group. She has led new technology planning and development for improved clinical operations. Rosemarie has managed project implementation teams and software engineers in the design and implementation of medical practice software and subsequent training of personnel. She joins us today to discuss Cloud based Electronic Health Record EHR -Is it right for you?
www.mgma.com/consulting/nelson twitter: @rosemarienelson
Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.
Today Jeanette itnerviews herself (for a change). The topic is mental health and Autisgoign into production and iwhich s due out in early 2016. The episode looks at Jeanette's experiences of mental illness, reocvery and building insight and resilience. It is a personal and thoughful discourse.
Here a link to Jeanette's story about disclosing ehr mental iklness on The Mighty: http://themighty.com/2015/08/why-i-lived-openly-with-autism-while-hiding-my-schizophrenia/
The reason we started Mental Health News Radio was to give those serving behavioral health a voice. We are the listeners. We are also caregivers. We wanted a platform where your voices could be heard. Where an audience of your peers can listen to your stories. Stories about what inspired you to become a therapist, open your own practice, or work in a community mental health center, what your specialties are, what tools and services you use to maintain your clinical records, and how you take care of yourself.
There is no doubt you will enjoy this next show. Our entire team was inspired just listening to our guest Annie Shaw. She is a perfect example of why we love hosting Mental Health News Radio. Please visit the full blog article HERE.
What guided you in the decision to start a career in Mental Health?
What is your counseling approach to grief work?
What prompted you to start your Private Practice?
Describe an example of a time when you “thought outside of the box” in your practice.
What steps do you take to manage your practice and ensure its success?
What MCO’s and Insurances are you credentialed with?
You didn’t allow your traumatic experience to defeat you, so what would say are 2 of your greatest professional accomplishments?
Your company name is INSPIRE Counseling and Staff Development Services. What services fall under the Staff Development umbrella?
What do you have in the works currently or in the near future?
If you were given the opportunity to say something to a person currently dealing with grief who you would never see again, what would it be?