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Adult Depression in Primary Care Guideline

October 14th, 2015|

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders with associated criteria designed to facilitate more reliable diagnoses of these disorders.

Medicare Now Pays for Support for Patients with Chronic Conditions

October 9th, 2015|

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is now paying for chronic care management (CCM) services, recognizing the value that primary care brings to healthcare.

AHRQ Academy Integrates Behavioral Health with Primary Care

October 7th, 2015|

To advance the field of integration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

September 30th, 2015|

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.

SAMHSA Provides Behavioral Health Screening Tools

September 24th, 2015|

Despite the high prevalence of mental health and substance use problems, too many Americans go without treatment, in part because their disorders go undiagnosed, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Improving Care Coordination for Mental and Behavioral Health

September 24th, 2015|

For those living with mental health issues, such as depression, and/or behavioral health issues, such as alcohol misuse, the transition time between care settings warrants special care.

Increasing Influenza Vaccination Among Nursing Home Personnel

September 18th, 2015|

It’s critical for healthcare personnel in long-term care settings to get the influenza (flu) vaccine. Influenza is a serious health threat, especially for vulnerable populations like older adults and people living with long-term disabilities.

Accelerate Change by Leading It

September 15th, 2015|

More than 40 years ago, Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter began researching real companies and leaders to study why 70 percent of businesses fail to execute their strategies and only 5 percent meet or exceed them.

8 Reasons Why Physicians Should Advocate for POLST

September 14th, 2015|

End of life discussions are a difficult but necessary response to address the needs of the families and wishes of patients.

Quality Improvement Tools to Reduce Adverse Drug Events

September 10th, 2015|

atom Alliance offers several quality improvement templates that can be used in your facility to reduce adverse drug events (ADEs). They are not meant to replace tools that you may already be using, but rather as supplements to accelerate improvement.

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