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Shortage Of Psychiatrists & Mental Health Providers Projected To Rise

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 3, 2021 12:02:45 PM

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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Study Ties Level Of Alcohol Use To Combat-Induced PTSD And Severity Of Its Symptoms

By Andy Smith on Apr 8, 2021 1:43:49 PM

For many American soldiers, the after-effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can linger on throughout their lifetime, but it’s worse for some than others. How much worse? That, in part, can be determined by how much alcohol they consume in order to cope, according to a recent Veterans Affairs study.

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Who Knew? Solitary Confinement Makes Matters Worse For Mentally Ill  Inmates

By Andy Smith on Mar 29, 2021 12:22:08 PM

Think about this: 15,000 men diagnosed with mental illness are sent to prison. They share roughly the same personality traits as another 15,000 prisoners who have no mental illness. From which group are more inmates more likely to end up in solitary confinement - and for long periods of time? 

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Collaborative EHR Out of Reach For Many Mental Health Providers

By Andy Smith on Mar 12, 2021 5:04:20 PM

The need has been here for years. Yet despite a heightened urgency for mental health providers and primary care providers to share information, communication between the two parties remains mostly muted.

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Too Little Being Done About Mental Health Of Tired Teens

By Andy Smith on Feb 25, 2021 4:54:09 PM

Concerned that 60% of U.S. middle-schoolers aren’t getting their minimum 8 hours of sleep? Or that 70% of high-schoolers aren’t getting their 8 hours? We probably should be.  But more concerning is how often healthcare providers overlook the impact of sleep deprivation on students' mental health.

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$1 MILLION TAX BREAK? It Pays To Know About The Section 179 Deduction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 4, 2021 10:06:29 AM

As you begin preparation for your 2020 tax return, it's worth knowing how increased Section 179 deduction limits can save your medical practice big money on qualifying purchases made during 2020.  Read on for updates to Section 179.

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SAMHSA Awarding $149M In Grants For Behavioral Health Services In 2021

By Andy Smith on Feb 3, 2021 9:18:44 AM

Responding to increased demands for behavioral healthcare services since the COVID-19 outbreak, SAMHSA is awarding $149 million – or up to $2 million per year to each qualifying clinic – through the CCBHC Expansion Grants Program.

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Tick, Tick: This EHR Data Could Benefit  Time-Strapped Healthcare Providers

By Andy Smith on Jan 15, 2021 11:12:00 AM

Your patient is scheduled for a 10-minute appointment, but the appointment runs 5 minutes long. As additional appointments run long, pressure mounts. Although timestamped data from millions of electronic health records suggest you're in the norm, it also reveals opportunities to improve. 

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Lost in The Mist: Bad News For Young Vapers (Not That They'll Notice)

By Andy Smith on Jan 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM

As if the known risks of vaping weren't already distressing enough, along come two new studies from the University of Rochester Medical Center that link vaping to mental fog. Earlier studies had already made that connection with animals. This time it's with people.

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