Behavioral Healthcare

Behavioral Healthcare is a monthly newsletter published by the Vendome Group L.L.C. in New York, N.Y. Its subject is the business aspect of behavioral healthcare and its audience is comprised of professionals working in the healthcare field.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 9, September

Another Reason for Hope
The Lindner Center of HOPE examined every detail to create a welcoming and safe environment for people with mental illnessesTo say that Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, and his staff at the new Lindner Center of HOPE have been busy would be quite an understatement....
Another Reason for Hope: The Lindner Center of HOPE Examined Every Detail to Create a Welcoming and Safe Environment for People with Mental Illnesses
To say that Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, and his staff at the new Lindner Center of HOPE have been busy would be quite an understatement. Last month they not only launched a private, nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization, offering outpatient, residential,...
Bringing Everyone to the Table
Linking staff resources leads to better information management BY HARRISON WHITEImagine you're a member of a very forward-thinking information technology department in a behavioral healthcare organization, and you have just activated an electronic record...
Bringing Everyone to the Table: Linking Staff Resources Leads to Better Information Management
I magine you're a member of a very forward-thinking information technology department in a behavioral healthcare organization, and you have just activated an electronic record at your largest site. After numerous meetings and exhausting planning and...
Careful Planning Will Be a Big Help
HELP USA prepared for its new software implementation even before selecting a vendorCase management software implementation is a common cause of anxiety among behavioral Healthcare administrators. After all, the implementation process has many potential...
Careful Planning Will Be a Big Help: HELP USA Prepared for Its New Software Implementation Even before Selecting a Vendor
Case management software implementation is a common cause of anxiety among behavioral healthcare administrators. After all, the implementation process has many potential pitfalls. But the agency that plans its implementation, manages it well, and sets...
Let the Voice of Recovery Be Heard
The new President and Congress have the responsibility to adopt mental health policy reformsThe mental health system in the United States is in crisis. The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Surgeon...
Let the Voice of Recovery Be Heard: The New President and Congress Have the Responsibility to Adopt Mental Health Policy Reforms
The mental health system in the United States is in crisis. The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine, and the U.S. Surgeon General all have reported on a fragmented mental health delivery system, fraught with...
Mental Health and the Run for the White House
Candidates' mental health was particularly scrutinized in the latter half of the 20th centuryAmerican presidential candidates always have had their character and integrity attacked, and sometimes their mental health has been questioned as well. In the...
Mental Health and the Run for the White House: Candidates' Mental Health Was Particularly Scrutinized in the Latter Half of the 20th Century
American presidential candidates always have had their character and integrity attacked, and sometimes their mental health has been questioned as well. In the 20th century, candidates' mental health was scrutinized more than ever. In 1964, psychiatrists...
Our Compelling Case to Obama and McCain
Political leaders need to realize that behavioral healthcare is a wise investmentSome mental health practitioners already may have begun to chill the champagne in anticipation of a perceived liberal Democrat moving into the White House. But the simple...
Our Compelling Case to Obama and McCain: Political Leaders Need to Realize That Behavioral Healthcare Is a Wise Investment
Some mental health practitioners already may have begun to chill the champagne in anticipation of a perceived liberal Democrat moving into the White House. But the simple fact is that no matter who is elected President in November, the mental health...
Sizing Up Seating
Obtaining comfortable and safe seating for larger clients is a growing necessityThe U.S. population's growing "size" is presenting the behavioral healthcare field with a challenge that in times past might have been given a seat in the back of the room...
Sizing Up Seating: Obtaining Comfortable and Safe Seating for Larger Clients Is a Growing Necessity
The U.S. population's growing "size" is presenting the behavioral healthcare field with a challenge that in times past might have been given a seat in the back of the room and ignored. But the steadily increasing number of overweight Americans is affecting...
Wellness Must Be Part of Our Mission
We can help people in recovery live to their full potentialThe concept of "wellness" is in the wind these days, and a lot of the impetus for this is directly related to research findings that grew out of a 16-state pilot project sponsored by SAMHSA in...
Wellness Must Be Part of Our Mission; We Can Help People in Recovery Live to Their Full Potential
The concept of "wellness" is in the wind these days, and a lot of the impetus for this is directly related to research findings that grew out of a 16-state pilot project sponsored by SAMHSA in 2006. When the results came in, an unsettling outcome was...
What's in a Name
As attitudes toward people with mental illnesses have changed, so have the names of the places that care for them. Many state hospitals were officially labeled as institutions for the "insane" or "lunatics" (e.g., the Georgia State Lunatic Asylum and...