We can all agree that the year 2020 has been a rollercoaster no matter which corner of the world you’re from. It can be even harder for those who suffer from a mental illness. However, help is still out there for those who are dealing with mental illnesses, such as substance abuse disorder.
How much online shopping is too much— when it gets to a point that it becomes an addiction? Studies show that 96% of Americans shop online, and 82% use a mobile device to do so. Compulsive shopping is often associated with the term BSD “buying-shopping disorder” and although it is not recognized as a stand-alone diagnosis, it is still identified by mental and behavioral health […]
The month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949 in the United States. Organizations such as NAMI, and Mental Health American Organization have used this to May as the month of awareness. This month, to take part in spreading awareness to mental health, MedEZ™ has created the hashtag #MedEZMentalMission to spread the word. It is our mission to help break the stigma and raise awareness to our […]
Throughout these last few weeks, our world has drastically shifted from reality. You may have experienced a change in your daily routine and you are adapting to the new normal, but how long will the new normal last? MedEZ™ is not only a product but we are also a platform to share our knowledge and research with our readers. This unpredicted global outbreak will. Here are some simple tips to help you get back […]
More than 43 million Americans struggle with mental health and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Mental health is more common than we think and MedEZ™ wants you to recognize the signs if you experience or someone you know is struggling with an inner battle that needs medical attention.
Does mental disorder cause substance abuse, or does substance abuse cause mental disorder? This is a subject […]
Why MedEZ Group Notes?
We all know group therapy is a great way to bring people together and discuss the challenges they face. Group therapy allows people to express themselves in a judge-free-zone and provides many benefits that individual therapy might not have. However, therapists struggle […]
The US is infamous for their opioid crisis, and Statista reports that nearly half of all American adults in 2017 see it as a serious public health matter and the worst drug crisis the country has ever seen. Opioids include prescription painkillers which came to prominence due to irresponsible marketing campaigns by pharmaceutical companies, overprescribed painkillers, and the failure of medical professionals to communicate the possible dangers these drugs pose. The death toll rose […]
Ensuring Security When Migrating to a New EHR Provider
Our post ‘How to Choose the Right Replacement for Your Current EHR’ discussed how transferring electronic health records (EHR) systems to a new vendor software is not to be taken lightly. As EHRs are essential to day-to-day operations and a significant amount of time and money must be devoted to them, it only follows that their protection against various security concerns is essential. In this article, we will be covering the various […]
America’s opioid crisis has been growing steadily for years, despite rising alarms about its impact on affected communities. However, emerging trends in electronic health record technologies for behavioral health and substance abuse care providers now provide the technical tools needed to address opioid addiction on the frontline, right in the medical clinic that makes the diagnosis. From intake to discharge, behavioral health-focused EHRs enhance the medical professional’s capacities by expanding their patient data portfolio to include intricate details that are […]
Medical and Mental EHR Interoperability
Although almost half the American population will suffer from a mental health disorder at some point, less than two-thirds of those people will receive any mental health treatment. The stigma associated with mental illness interferes with the ability of mental and behavioral health services providers to engage fully with medical teams. One of the primary factors that unintentionally reinforces this stigma is the lack of compatibility between behavioral health care software and other electronic […]