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A Better Behavioral Health Safety Net for America: 988

In a bid to combat mental health crises, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed a three-digit dialing code to connect callers to a national suicide prevention hotline. We have all learned since childhood to call 911 for immediate assistance in the event of a fire or health emergency, but 988 is now intended to be a resource for mental health emergencies, suicide prevention, and other urgent situations.

What can you do to assist those who are in a mental health […]

Ensuring a Successful EHR Implementation

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) can be a difficult process, and proper planning is essential to minimizing errors. Evaluating an EHR system’s selection criteria and implementation plan, with the goal of ensuring interoperability, confidentiality, availability, and the integrity of patient health information data, while also ensuring timely, accurate, and regulatory-compliant report generation, is a critical task.

What is EHR Implementation?

A multidisciplinary approach is required to prepare the new system, ensure privacy and security compliance, design practice workflows, train the care […]

Stress: 5 Tips to Cope

It’s natural to feel stressed from time to time, but how do you define stress? What effect does it have on our overall health? What can we do to better understand how to deal with it? When we are under stress, our bodies react in a certain way. A major challenge or threat causes chemicals and hormones to surge throughout your body. We instinctively respond like this in the face of danger, and it’s why our ancestors overcame occasional dangers.

What […]

By | 2022-02-04T13:10:18-05:00 February 4th, 2022|behavioral health, mental health|0 Comments

The Holiday Blues: How to cope

There is nothing more joyous than spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. But unwelcome guests — stress and depression, can cause the holiday blues. As the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to negatively impact our plans and activities this year, it can be difficult to keep a positive attitude and stay safe. This time of year can be lonely for those who are unable to see their family or friends. But, even when you are with people […]

By | 2021-12-10T08:40:29-05:00 December 10th, 2021|holiday blues, mental health|0 Comments

Integrated EHR & Medical Billing Benefits

For medical practices to achieve financial success, preparing a responsible financial plan is essential. By outsourcing medical billing, your practice can have the most accurate and efficient billing process possible.

Keeping track of medical billing is the engine of revenue cycle management for healthcare, but many providers report significant challenges with accurately and efficiently billing patients and payers. Even if the journey may seem long and winding, using effective medical billing is critical to reducing days in accounts receivable and optimizing […]

Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.

The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]

Key Differences Between EHR and EMR

The terms “EHR” and “EMR” are often heard in medical practices, but most people aren’t aware of their differences. Our company MedEZ™, as an EHR provider, frequently sees these terms used interchangeably and wanted to explain how they differ in the medical field.

There will always be an industry’s own vernacular, with terms that are used inside that are difficult for outsiders to understand but necessary for players to understand. In addition to categorizing professionals from non-experts, Jargon saves people time […]

Coping With Stress As A Healthcare Worker

After more than a year of being in the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to deal with strong emotions — such as stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to recognize what stress looks like and take adequate steps to cope with it.

How The Pandemic Added To The Industry’s Stress

Stress from traumatic events impacts each individual differently. In August of 2020, the CDC released […]

By | 2021-06-07T11:50:54-04:00 June 3rd, 2021|health, Healthcare Industry, mental health|0 Comments

Children’s Mental Health: Feeling Safe, Confident and Healthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month filled with advocating for a variety of mental health issues. Since last week’s focus was children’s mental health, we’re sharing tips on making kids feel safe, confident and healthy.

Making Them Feel Safe

Creating a sense of safety — both emotionally and physically — is vital for kids’ mental health.  According to the National Association of School Psychologists, feeling connected and welcomed allows children […]

By | 2021-05-13T12:51:45-04:00 May 13th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments

Growing Up During A Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact On Youth Mental Health

Today’s youth is burdened with not only living during a global pandemic, but also growing up in it. The coronavirus doesn’t target children directly. However, many kids and young adults are experiencing the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 era.

The Pandemic’s Overall Impact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists a number of challenges children and teens face during the pandemic. Changes in their routines, such as having to physically distance from others, can cause increased […]

By | 2021-02-15T16:18:13-05:00 February 15th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments
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