Anyone who's ever shopped for a new EHR system has encountered sales reps who've bragged that their software was “user-friendly.” From a sales standpoint, it sure sounds good, but is it truly user-friendly? And is it more user-friendly than other EHR systems? It helps to know what to look for.
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How much is a child’s antisocial behavior the result of their home environment? Does it matter if that environment is nurturing or abusive, warm or forbidding, supportive or oppressive? Does any of that matter more than genetics? The answer used to be no, but new studies are changing that view.
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When it comes to suicide rates in healthcare, the focus has long been on physicians, and that concern is well-founded. The wellbeing of nurses, however, has long been an afterthought, despite emerging statistics that now reveal such disregard for what it's been - a gross oversight.
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Are you considering Social Determinants of Health when assessing patients in your practice? If not, now might be the right time to do so.
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There was already urgency for more mental health providers before the pandemic struck. Today, in the face of rapidly rising rates of opioid addiction, depression and suicides, we're approaching critical mass as the demand for behavioral specialists is greater than ever. So, now what?
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Are you conducting an annual Security Risk Assessment? HIPAA Security Rules require healthcare providers to conduct risk assessments of their healthcare organization to ensure compliance with three primary components of the HIPAA Security Rule - administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.
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Consider this: COVID-19 has increased anxiety and depression in millions of Americans. Millions of those Americans want to relieve that anxiety and depression by exercising. But they don't exercise because anxious and depressed people are typically too anxious and depressed to exercise.
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When was the last time you audited your policies and procedures? Ensuring they are accurate and current is one of the less glamorous facets of any healthcare organization. However, they also communicate to staff, regulatory entities, and potential auditors about how your organization functions.
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Years ago, I pulled up in front of a high school to pick up my daughter. Waiting in line behind the other cars, I noticed dozens of teens waiting for rides – most of them looking at their phones, and hardly any talking with each other. The early stages of social media addiction, I suspect now.