Bring Change 2 Mind is a new organization that is helping to dispel the misconceptions of living with a mental illness. Their website has a lot of great information on the facts and fictions of different behavioral health conditions, and also has some great videos with personal stories.
Attention all Behavioral health providers and advocates, please take the time to weigh in on the CCHIT Behavioral health certification criteria. This will be important for the future of behavioral health Health IT implementations. To provide comments: go here ->
CHICAGO – The first public comment period for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology’s 2011 development cycle is open through Dec. 11.
The CCHIT will accept comments on the first draft of criteria for behavioral health electronic health records – both stand-alone and as an optional add-on to comprehensive ambulatory EHR certification – as well as add-on certifications for clinical research and dermatology. See More ->
This is the start of how mobile devices and the connected patient will begin to revolutionize the health system. This is the type of innovation that we need to help improve care.
Your mobile phone may soon be able to diagnose respiratory illnesses in seconds when you cough into it.
Software being developed by American and Australian scientists will hopefully allow patients simply to cough into their phone, and it will tell them whether they have cold, flu, pneumonia or other respiratory diseases. Whether a cough is dry or wet, or “productive” or “non-productive” (referring to the presence of mucus on the lungs), can give a doctor information about what is causing that cough, for example whether it is caused by a bacterial or a viral infection. See More ->
New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish Touts Google Apps in Cost-Saving Plan
New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish’s plan to save the state millions of dollars contains an interesting nugget about IT: Her suggestion that “switching the state from current systems to Google Apps could generate as much as $1.9 million in recurring savings.” Read More ->
By implementing systems like Google Apps, government and non-profit agencies can save a lot of money over traditional systems like Microsoft Exchange and Lotus.
Tue, November 3, 2009, 2 pm eastern
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Diana Knaebe, President/CEO, Heritage Behavioral Health; Chris Akerley, Owner/President and Jeremy Nelson, Owner/CEO — Afia Inc.
Join us to learn how you can move forward with critical HIT initiatives to improve productivity and service quality even as you grapple with tough budget constraints. Whether you are considering new systems or you are well down the HIT road but want to better manage your resources and projects, this webinar will give you invaluable tools and tips. Hear from a behavioral health provider and from IT experts about how executive management and the IT department can better connect to align goals and priorities. EHRs, Personal Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, Regional Health Information Networks, mobile technologies, systematic PC replacement plan, virtual treatments, outsourcing… get an overview of key health information technologies and gauge what you need most.
Diana Knaebe began her career in community behavioral health as a clinician in Van Buren County, MI. She has served as the Vice President of Client Services and Chief Operating Officer, and is now President/CEO, of Heritage Behavioral Health in Decatur, IL.
Chris Akerley has implemented innovative technology solutions for some of the country’s largest financial service institutions. He is now focused on improving public healthcare by bridging the wide technology gap between financial services and public health.
Jeremy Nelson led the implementation of the award-winning Encompass EHR for five counties in Southeast Michigan as the Chief Information Architect at the Washtenaw Community Health Organization. He was a member of the SAMHSA workgroup team that developed the Behavioral Health HL7 profile.
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