While researching the often cited physician burnout from EHR burdens, I came across the above nice infographic from Practice Velocity. It lists the 5 ways an EHR can benefit your practice. While written originally for urgent care ambulatory settings, much of this holds true for addiction treatment settings as well: Save Time: Whether it’s the […]

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Together with partner BLH Psych Services, LLC we conducted a breakfast event at MedicalMime headquarters to learn about what it takes to pass a Joint Commission (JC) audit. The 7-step process overview showed how BLH Psych Services approaches accreditation and how MedicalMime’s EHR rehab system can help to obtain and maintain JCAHO accreditation. The 7 […]

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Wikipedia has a detailed and well researched article on the Opioid epidemic. The article covers a wide range of aspects, including causes, effects, demographics, and how the US federal, state and local governments reacted to the crisis. While certainly a worldwide phenomenon, the majority of opioids are consumed within the United States. Source: “Opioid Data Analysis […]

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In September 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the drug overdose crisis. We have written about this crisis which caused 72,000 deaths in 2017 and about a year ago here. It appears as if at the state level, various things have […]

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During the month of August 2018 we conducted a usability survey for our M2Select EHR (rehab) product. Any user of the system would see a link to a brief survey on their login page. This survey asked two simple questions as follows: Answers were selections on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from Strongly Agree (5) […]

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In mid-August the Center for Disease Control has released preliminary estimates for the number of Americans killed last year by drug overdoses: 72,287. That is almost 200 people dying every day in 2017. This death toll is staggering – the equivalent of a passenger jet crashing every day for an entire year. As we wrote […]

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The New York Times published an article yesterday (30-May-2018) titled “The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About” by Dhruv Khullar. The finding of several studies is that: Americans with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years younger than those without. One of the studies referenced in the article is a 2006 paper on […]

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The Gartner Group recently hosted its 2018 BI bake-off event, aimed at getting Business Intelligence vendors to showcase their products capabilities analyzing data as part of the Data for Good movement, using public data sets that support a social cause. After analyzing traffic fatalities, college costs and homelessness in previous years, the 2018 bake-off was […]

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