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. 3, March

Addressing Resistance to Recovery
Strategies for working with staff resistant to changeA few columns back, we iffered additional information on helping staff move beyond resistance to recovery practices. Those who requested the information often included interesting comments in their...
Addressing Resistance to Recovery: Strategies for Working with Staff Resistant to Change
A few columns back, we offered additional information on helping staff move beyond resistance to recovery practices. Those who requested the information often included interesting comments in their e-mail such as "I swear you must have been sitting...
'A True Role Model'
Jonathan Dupré uses his history of mental illness to help others"I was captain of the track team ana ranked eighth internationally. I was on the honor roll, I was a member of the school orchestra, drum corps, and playing in a rock band. I had a girlfriend...
'A True Role Model': Jonathan Dupre Uses His History of Mental Illness to Help Others
"I was captain of the track team and ranked eighth internationally. I was on the honor roll. I was a member of the school orchestra, drum corps, and playing in a rock band. I had a girlfriend and many close friends. I was voted 'Ideal Classicalite'...
Beyond the Blueprints
A construction manager adds a valuable perspective to the design teamPsychiatric Healthcare facilities are changing in both purpose and design. Gone are the days of locking up patients in an institution and forgetting about them. Today's psychiatric...
Beyond the Blueprints: A Construction Manager Adds a Valuable Perspective to the Design Team
Psychiatric healthcare facilities are changing in both purpose and design. Gone are the days of locking up patients in an institution and forgetting about them. Today's psychiatric facilities are designed, built, and managed with the intent of rehabilitating...
Changing Times but a Constant Mission
Psychiatrie hospitals have to find ways to cope with numerous changes while still meeting patients' needsAninistrative leaders of psychiatric hospitals always have aced tough challenges. In the 1800s and in more recent years, administrators traditionally...
Changing Times but a Constant Mission: Psychiatric Hospitals Have to Find Ways to Cope with Numerous Changes While Still Meeting Patients' Needs
Administrative leaders of psychiatric hospitals always have faced tough challenges. In the 1800s and in more recent years, administrators traditionally have had the responsibility of ensuring the viability of complex organizations. From raising the...
Creating Environments for Modern Care
Effective designs maximize patient care and provide real-world experiencesDuring the past century, behavioral healthcare has undergone a tremendous transformation. Yet the facilities in which treatment-particularly inpatient care-takes place have aged,...
Creating Environments for Modern Care: Effective Designs Maximize Patient Care and Provide Real-World Experiences
During the past century, behavioral healthcare has undergone a tremendous transformation. Yet the facilities in which treatment--particularly inpatient care--takes place have aged, and many now need to be replaced. At the same time, inpatient stays...
Giving Clients MORE after Treatment
Hazelden's clients access online tools to help support their recoverySince 1949, people have been coming to Hazelden in rural Minnesota from all over the world to reclaim theirlives from the disease of addiction. Today, more than 50 years later, Hazelden...
Giving Clients MORE after Treatment: Hazelden's Clients Access Online Tools to Help Support Their Recovery
Since 1949, people have been coming to Hazelden in rural Minnesota from all over the world to reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Today, more than 50 years later, Hazelden remains one of the world's largest, most respected, and best...
Hope for Reentering the Community
Local and state agencies help people with mental illness leaving prison reenter the communityIn the past 15 years the number of mentally ill individuals in jail or prison has risen fourfold, from 4% of the jail/ prison population to 16% or more, according...
Hope for Reentering the Community: Local and State Agencies Help People with Mental Illness Leaving Prison Reenter the Community
In the past 15 years the number of mentally ill individuals in jail or prison has risen fourfold, from 4% of the jail/prison population to 16% or more, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The rate of serious mental illness among people...
It's the Bounce That Counts
Resilient people make effective leaders"Unfortunately, many executives in the business world have also got their foot to the floor, unaware that burnout lies just around the corner. The consequences can be disastrous and costly, not only for the individual...
It's the Bounce That Counts: Resilient People Make Effective Leaders
"Unfortunately, many executives in the business world have also got their foot to the floor, unaware that burnout lies just around the corner. The consequences can be disastrous and costly, not only for the individual but also for the company." --Peter...
Making the Case for Mental Healthcare
Those from outside the field can be valuable partners in advancing our fieldIn the fall, the Park City Center for Public Policy held its inaugural forum in Park City, Utah. This initial forum focused on mental health. The Center represents former state...
Making the Case for Mental Healthcare: Those from outside the Field Can Be Valuable Partners in Advancing Our Field
In the fall, the Park City Center for Public Policy held its inaugural forum in Park City, Utah. This initial forum focused on mental health. The Center represents former state governors and business leaders. The forum created a strategic opportunity...
Making Your Messages 'Stickier'
Applying a book's concepts of good communication to the behavioral healthcare fieldManaging organizational change is a crucial skill for behavioral healthcare executives. Organizations have to turn on a dime to keep pace with new demands. Yet attempts...
Making Your Messages 'Stickier': Applying a Book's Concepts of Good Communication to the Behavioral Healthcare Field
Managing organizational change is a crucial skill for behavioral healthcare executives. Organizations have to turn on a dime to keep pace with new demands. Yet attempts at change often stall because of executives' inability to build a sense of urgency...
No Easy Answers
When I sat down to write this month's editorial, I knew I wanted to talk about the shootings at Northern Illinois University on Valentine's Day. Yet as I tried to pull my thoughts together, I was overwhelmed by the number of issues involved. Despite...
No Library Card Needed
An online library of audiovisual presentations provides mental healthcare consumers with empowering informationAt the national, state, and local vels, cornerstones of modern behavioral Healthcare systems include consumer and family empowerment and a...
No Library Card Needed: An Online Library of Audiovisual Presentations Provides Mental Healthcare Consumers with Empowering Information
At the national, state, and local levels, cornerstones of modern behavioral healthcare systems include consumer and family empowerment and a focus on recovery. These tenants are in the report of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,...
Some People Need Help to Get Help
A personal reflection on the value of assisted outpatient treatmentEditor's note: Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) stirs the fiassions of people in the mental healthcare field like few other issues. Behavioral Healthcare invited Kurt Entsminger to...
Some People Need Help to Get Help: A Personal Reflection on the Value of Assisted Outpatient Treatment
Editor's note: Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) stirs the passions of people in the mental healthcare field like few other issues. Behavioral Healthcare invited Kurt Entsminger to share his views on AOT because he not only was recently appointed...
Understanding Standards Development
Multiple organizations affect the development of standards far behavioral healthcare softwareA great deal has been published in recent years on the expected value of increased use of information technology (IT) in healthcare. Improvements in quality...
Understanding Standards Development: Multiple Organizations Affect the Development of Standards for Behavioral Healthcare Software
A great deal has been published in recent years on the expected value of increased use of information technology (IT) in healthcare. Improvements in quality and reductions in costs, documented in other economic sectors that have implemented IT, typically...