Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

5 Ways to Prepare for the Future

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

5 Ways to Prepare for the Future

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We asked a number of technology leaders for suggestions on how treatment center executives should prepare for the future. Here are a few of their tips.

1 Patients with behavioral health disorders must be approached the same way as patients with other life-threatening conditions, says Chris Williams, marketing director for the Echo Group. "Rally around them and lift them up the way we would a cancer survivor," he says. And clinical outcomes data can be the key to telling success stories in the industry.

2 According to Cory Valentine, vice president of sales and marketing for Sigmund Software, providers need to pay attention to patient engagement, especially when it comes to wellness. "Patients want to hear from their providers in sickness and in health," he says. Engagement will reduce recidivism as well. ' going to become the cornerstone of healthcare," Valentine says.

3 "Make sure that you can connect and interoperate with other healthcare providers," says David Klements, president and CEO of Qualifacts. …

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