mental health

6 Strategies for Patient Engagement in Mental Health Programs

Patient engagement is crucial for the success of mental health programs. Here are some strategies to encourage active participation: Clear Communication Use simple language and clear explanations to ensure patients understand their condition, treatment options, and the importance of their participation in the program. Empowerment Encourage patients to take an […]

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healthcare analytics

How to Leverage Analytics for Effective Mental Health Programs

In today’s digital age, data-driven insights are revolutionizing the way mental health programs are developed and implemented. Here’s how analytics are being leveraged for more effective mental health initiatives: Personalized Treatment Plans By analyzing data from various sources, such as electronic health records and patient-reported outcomes, mental health professionals can […]

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healthcare technology

Navigating Addiction Management: The Role of Technology in Health Clinics

Addiction management is a complex and challenging process, but advancements in technology are providing new tools to help health clinics navigate this terrain more effectively: Telemedicine Telemedicine allows patients to connect with healthcare providers remotely, offering convenience and accessibility, especially for those in rural or underserved areas. This technology enables […]

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Johns Hopkins: New Research into Substance Use Disorder

Addictions to alcohol, illicit drugs and other substances remain a serious threat: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from April 2020 to April 2021, nearly 92,000 people in the U.S. fatally overdosed on drugs — the single highest reported […]

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The Daily Record: Using assessment tools to improve addiction treatment

The addiction treatment industry has struggled over the years to develop outcome metrics to help facilities improve patient care. In an effort to identify which treatments work best, and to determine the success rate for long-term recovery from substance use disorder, Havre de Grace-based Ashley Addiction Treatment began using Trac9 […]

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Texas Tech University: Depression and substance use

Abstract: This investigation utilized a large sample of individuals undergoing substance use treatment to examine the CES-D’s structural validity and establish its predictive utility relative to treatment discharge. The sample included 5750 individuals who were receiving substance abuse treatment at 19 different residential treatment facilities. The CES-D was administered to […]

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