Behavioral Healthcare Executive

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. 30, No. 3, March

"A Place People Would Want to Be"
On Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital's sprawling Denver, Colo., campus, between the hustle and bustle of sick children and busy doctors, is a one-floor, 25,000-square-foot psychiatric hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of clients with eating...
"A Place People Would Want to Be": Mountain Scenery, Striking Interiors Soothe at Eating Recovery Center
On Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital's sprawling Denver, Colo., campus, between the hustle and bustle of sick children and busy doctors, is a one-floor, 25,000-square-foot psychiatric hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of clients with eating...
Buckeye Ranch Taps New CEO
When The Buckeye Ranch named Nicholas Rees as ics president and CEO, a few people in Central Ohio's behavioral healthcare community expressed some surprise. The Grove City, Ohio-based organization provides a mix of inpatient and outpatient mental health...
Buckeye Ranch Taps New CEO: Nicholas Rees Brings Wealth of Business Experience to New Position
When The Buckeye Ranch named Nicholas Rees as its president and CEO, a few people in Central Ohio's behavioral healthcare community expressed some surprise. The Grove City, Ohio-based organization provides a mix of inpatient and outpatient mental health...
Change Is Not Inevitable
Employment is central to recovery, yet it can be neglected when not accepted as such within an organizations culture.1 For a large housing services provider, reestablishment of vocational and educational goals for program participants arrived with a...
Change Is Not Inevitable: SERV Behavioral Health System Implements In-Depth Intervention Steps to Change Its Recovery Goals
Employment is central to recovery, yet it can be neglected when not accepted as such within an organization's culture. (1) For a large housing services provider, reestablishment of vocational and educational goals for program participants arrived with...
Implementing an Emr: Users See the Light
A couple of months ago in our January Views column, I touched on the learning curve that's inherent in the adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other information technology. It's a curve that can turn into the classic "hockey stick" shape...
Implementing an EMR: Users See the Light: CIO Manages EMR System Upgrade by "Going Light" on System Changes and Letting Users Decide for Themselves
A couple of months ago in our January Views A. column, I touched on the learning curve that's inherent in the adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other information technology. It's a curve that can turn into the classic "hockey stick"...
Old Game New Rules
As a fundamental health insurance reform, The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 has tarreaching effects and implications for as many as one in three Americans. A hard-won product of vision, advocacy, cooperation, and compromise,...
Old Game New Rules: How Will Payers React to New Limits Imposed by Parity Regulations?
As a fundamental health insurance reform, The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 has far-reaching effects and implications for as many as one in three Americans. A hard-won product of vision, advocacy, cooperation, and compromise,...
Preparing Worksites for Integration
We've been listening in on a lot of conversations lately where the term "integration" has been center stage. While the discussions cover a wide range of topics, the two most common are the integration of peers into a traditional workforce, and the integration...
Preparing Worksites for Integration: Before Integrating Peer Employment and Physical Health Services, Providers Must Help Staff Overcome Their Fears
We've been listening in on a lot of conversations lately where the term "integration" has been center stage. While the discussions cover a wide range of topics, the two most common are the integration of peers into a traditional workforce, and the...
Product/service Center
PATIENT/STAFF SCHEDULING SOFTWAREArcheonThe Archeon scheduling module is part of a fully integrated system that links the functions of reception, billing, and clinical staff. It's designed to schedule multiple locations and clinicians. Search functions...
Secad Salute
As the new guy on the block, I have always been eager to get involved A in activities that help me to better understand and serve the cause of behavioral health and addiction treatment. So, there was no better place to be than Februarys SECAD meeting...
Tackling Adherence in the Real World
Just about everyone agrees that treatment adherence is a significant public health problem in the United States. As healthcare reform discussions evolve, the importance of adherence in the face of limited resources is getting more attention than it has...
Tackling Adherence in the Real World: Two Clinics Implement Client-Engagement Strategies to Remedy No-Show Issues
Just about everyone agrees that treatment adherence is a significant public health problem in the United States. As healthcare reform discussions evolve, the importance of adherence in the face of limited resources is getting more attention than it...
Timely Help for Troubled Youth
Most of the youth involved in the juveniie justice system meet the criteria for a mental health disotder, substance use disorder, ot both1. However, the juvenile justice system traditionally has not provided mental health interventions and mental health...
Timely Help for Troubled Youth: The HomeCare Program Integrates Services, Reduces Recidivism Rate
Most of the youth involved in the juvenile justice system meet the criteria for a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, or both (1). However, the juvenile justice system traditionally has not provided mental health interventions and mental...
Unexplored Opportunities in Reform
In their analyses of national Healthcare reform, pundits typically look only at potential winners and losers, gains or losses. In doing so, they assume that those involved with healthcare will simply do more or less of the same things, post reform, that...
Unexplored Opportunities in Reform: Providers Should Prepare to Make Qualitative Changes Post Reform
In their analyses of national healthcare reform, pundits typically look only at potential winners and losers, gains or losses. In doing so, they assume that those involved with healthcare will simply do more or less of the same things, post reform,...
Why Closer Is Better
Medication compliance is often an essential part of effective, longterm treatment of serious mental illnesses and a number of substance abuse disorders. Yet, risks to effective medication compliance begin, literally, on the way to the pharmacy. For many...
Why Closer Is Better: Pharmacy Providers Say Proximity, Communication, Convenience Boost Medication Compliance
Medication compliance is often an essential part of effective, long-term treatment of serious mental illnesses and a number of substance abuse disorders. Yet, risks to effective medication compliance begin, literally, on the way to the pharmacy. For...
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