mental health

Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

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Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

Proposed change to Medicaid line extension definition ignores importance of critical improvements in treatments

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In comments recently submitted to the administration, PhRMA raised concerns with a number of changes included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicaid proposed rule. Today, we’re diving deeper into CMS’s proposal to vastly expand the types of medicines that would fall… Read More »Proposed change to Medicaid line extension definition ignores importance of critical improvements in treatments

2020 Employer Health Benefits Chart Pack

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This slideshow captures key data from the 2020 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey survey, providing a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, offer rates, wellness programs, and employer practices.

Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

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Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times. New research calls attention to this little-remarked-upon resilience as well as significant challenges for older… Read More »Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

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Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings

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What You Should Know: – Anthem extends the use of doc.ai’s platform and portfolio of privacy-first technologies and artificial intelligence software services to drive the personalization of Anthem’s digital assets and create improved value for users. – doc.ai’s product offerings are deployed on its cloud-agnostic… Read More »Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings

How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior. The Doctor Weighs In

Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

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What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

Led by Mount Sinai, Trellus Health Nabs $5M for Precision Platform for Complex Chronic Conditions

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What You Should Know: – Trellus Health secures $5M in seed funding and collaborates with Mount Sinai to deliver resilience-driven, connected care, integrating expert clinical and behavioral health for better outcomes. – The first disease Trellus will tackle is IBD, which is one of the… Read More »Led by Mount Sinai, Trellus Health Nabs $5M for Precision Platform for Complex Chronic Conditions

Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT

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Reasons for shortages are often unclear and substitutes, which are not subsidised by PBS, are prohibitively expensive Australia is experiencing a critical shortage of key drugs including antidepressants, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies, a situation that experts say highlights systemic problems with medicine supply in… Read More »Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT

Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

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What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current… Read More »Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations

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What You Should Know: Healthify, a social determinants of health company (SDOH), announced a national partnership with Ride Health to offer transportation to medical and non-medical services for people faced with transportation barriers. – Each year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans do not obtain medical… Read More »Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations

“Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” Matthew Holt & Jessica DaMassa’s Keynote 6/17/20

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Matthew Holt and Jessica DaMassa gave a talk at the “Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” on June 17, 2020. They spoke about how technology is evolving the mental health space, along with their thoughts on where the future of the industry is headed. Jess… Read More »“Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Conference” Matthew Holt & Jessica DaMassa’s Keynote 6/17/20

Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

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This analysis and series of state fact sheets examine mental health and substance use disorder needs in the states and capacity to meet residents’ needs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to place additional strains on the system.

Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize

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Cumberlege report is a damning reminder of how arrogant, intimidating doctors have suppressed their patients’ views Julia Cumberlege’s report into avoidable harm inflicted by the healthcare system exposes an institutional inability to listen to patients in general and women in particular. Her investigation into decades… Read More »Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still need to convey subtle meanings and instructions across cultures.… Read More »Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina

Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina The RISK studies on survivors’ mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future. The Doctor Weighs In