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The Benefits of Scheduling

There’s no denying that today’s fast-paced world pulls us in many different directions.  The demands of home, work, school, and life in general can very quickly become unmanageable and even overwhelming if we don’t learn to manage our time wisely.  That being said, we know that even our best efforts at time management can be…

Being Thankful in All Things

The Thanksgiving Holiday is here and many of us are preparing to enjoy food, fun, family and friends.   For most it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones we see daily or those we haven’t seen in a while.  It’s a Holiday that boasts gratitude.  Gratitude is learning to live your life as…

ICD-10 One Month After Launch

Well, October 1st has come and gone.  We are all still here, and most importantly, it looks like we are all still in business! As I reflect on the whole ICD-10 journey, several key points stand out as important learning: We talked about this, A LOT – More than any other transition that I can…

Ditch the paper – OnTarget and DMS can show you how.

I’ve never met a Human Services provider that wasn’t drowning in paper.  Document, Document, Document – it’s the mantra of our industry, and it creates a TON of paper files!  Even though EHR’s like OnTarget help providers eliminate tens of thousands of pages per month of paper, there are still lots of other documents that…

Mental Health Parity, Still a Long Way to Go

It has been more than 7 years since former president George W. Bush signed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) into law.  Designed to help ensure that Americans with Mental Health and Addiction issues could be assured the same access to treatment as those suffering from medical issues like cancer or heart disease.  Sadly…

Fall, Time to Reflect on your Business

I love fall.  It is such a great time to take stock in what you have accomplished and to recharge your batteries for the long hard charge through winter. I recently had the pleasure of taking a backpacking trip to the beautiful Mt. Rogers region of Virginia and spent a weekend hiking the Appalachian Trail at…

4 Keys to Choosing the Right EHR

Adopting an EHR system is a huge investment for provider agencies. But it’s even more costly if the organization chooses the wrong system.  While DD/behavioral health providers are in serious need of workflow analysis and redesign support during EHR adoption—same as the medical community—the specific issues that arise during implementation are different because the medical…

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