Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Learning from Client Surveys About Telehealth and the Impact of COVID-19

In the fall of 2019, as part of our effort to increase client accessibility to treatment, Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) was preparing to launch a telehealth program. The plan had been to start a small pilot in the spring of 2020, with a few staff providing telehealth sessions, as...

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...

Computerized Screening May Help Identify Youth at Risk for Suicide

Researchers have developed a fast, computerized screening test to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. The test could help emergency departments quickly get supportive services to those who need it. Suicide rates for adolescents have risen over the past two decades. In 2019, nearly...

Mental Health Advocacy With and Without Advanced Technology

I just switched from E-mail to Microsoft Word to write this article about mental health and technology. I left 250 E-mails unanswered to make the move. Oy vey! I feel like I’m guilty of E-mail neglect. Who will I offend today by not responding to them? It wasn’t always like this. 45...

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...

Concert Health: Using Technology to Support Safer Suicide Care

Since 2018, Concert Health has been using technology to make high-quality behavioral health services available at the primary care level using the Collaborative Care Management (CoCm) model. CoCm has been proven to significantly improve depression and anxiety outcomes compared with traditional...

Technology Helps OMH Increase Access and Continuity of Healthcare

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread and intensified last year, the NYS Office of Mental Health and behavioral healthcare workers across the nation faced two great challenges: First, ensuring our patients could access the treatment and services they needed without increasing the risk of exposure; and...

Technology Revives the Forgotten “Secret Weapon” Addiction Treatment Needs Now

What if I told you that one of the most powerful and evidence-based clinical interventions for substance use disorder was nearly abandoned and forgotten? It’s true. With the opioid epidemic raging, the stimulant epidemic on the rise, and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating behavioral health...

Putting Tech to Work: Adapting and Enhancing our Services

Putting advanced technology to work at Odyssey House was underway before COVID-19 disrupted our work and personal lives forcing us to change how we interact with each other. We have consistently invested in ways to make our administrative and program management tasks more efficient with remote...