Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Hudson Valley Care on Managing Change and the Intersection of Health Homes and Technology

Hudson Valley Care is on a mission: to provide the highest quality support to individuals living with multiple chronic illnesses and/or serious behavioral health conditions. Operating as a New York State Health Home, they are a coalition of hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and...

AsOne LEADS: Lessons Learned in Building a Behavioral Health and Family-Centered Healthcare IT and Data Solution

AsOne Healthcare IPA launched the LEADS platform in February of this year, a first-of-its-kind IT and data solution to facilitate population health management and improve patient outcomes. LEADS was a collaborative effort: conceived by AsOne, developed by Netsmart Technologies, Inc. (Netsmart), and...

Telehealth Is Critical for Our Behavioral Health During the Pandemic

This article is part of a quarterly series giving voice to the perspectives of individuals with lived experiences as they share their opinions on a particular topic. The authors are served by Services for the UnderServed (S:US), a New York City-based nonprofit that is committed to giving every New...

The Emergence of Telehealth and a Deepening Digital Divide

In recent years it has become commonplace to reference “transformational” initiatives within our health and social service systems that have altered the manner in which care is delivered and reimbursed. A movement to replace “Fee-for-Service” models with “Value-Based” alternatives...

The NYSPA Report: The Future of Telehealth in New York State

For many years, the New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA) has been advocating for mental health parity – equivalent coverage and reimbursement for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. In addition to Timothy’s Law, New York’s mental health mandate, and the...

Intelligent Automation in Mental Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Clinician Burnout

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) has been providing quality mental health services to the most underserved communities of New York City for almost five decades. NYPCC currently has a network of locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens where we serve more than 25,000 clients a...

Bringing Together Data to Improve Health Outcomes

Access to actionable data makes for smarter decisions and leads to better outcomes. Healthcare providers readily acknowledge that more targeted services are possible when armed with real-time, client specific information. There are many sources of data, including but not limited to electronic...

Analyzing Behavioral and Health Data Together Holds the Potential for Improved Behavioral Treatment

The recording and analysis of behavioral data is a cornerstone of evidence-based behavioral health treatment. Over the past several years, data across a spectrum of health metrics collectively known as Health Informatics, has taken hold in the provider community. Health Informatics data can include...

Innovative Disrupters in Behavioral Health

Innovation – the new buzzword in behavioral health. What is it and do you need this in your organization? Why is everyone discussing the need for it in behavioral health? If we look at the definition of innovation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary it’s “a new idea, method, or device; the...

Telehealth: Short and Long-Term Implications for Behavioral Health

Since the pandemic took hold just over a year ago, behavioral health entities had to adjust almost overnight to virtual care to ensure that services were not interrupted, especially for our most vulnerable populations. For many of these clients, in addition to the help they receive for their mental...