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Dynamic healthcare organizations are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and better serve individuals. While many steps go into optimization, reviewing your care delivery process and selecting a technology to support it is a great place to begin. Every small step will help foster better engagement with your clients and a more productive and positive work environment for all. By taking the time to assess your current state and planning a realistic roadmap of desired changes, you can make headway and create an upward spiral of success. There are many factors to consider when selecting a technology to implement your optimized processes. The most important is whether the potential partner offers a scalable and flexible platform to meet your organization’s ever-changing needs, however, you should first understand the reasons for optimization.
Gender representation is essential across all industries, but more so in healthcare. Women clinicians may have an easier time diagnosing and treating female patients because they know first-hand what they may be going through. In addition, female patients may feel more comfortable discussing physical or psychological issues with a female doctor. Learn more abut two of Cantata’s women leaders, Nancy Brill and Julie Fox.
Integration in health and human services remains an elusive goal. Which is curious, since it is important to both consumers and payers, for different reasons. The current state of coordination of care for most consumers is far from “coordinated.” In many cases, basics like trying to get records from one health care professional to another or just getting an appointment with a specialist can take herculean efforts. And when you add in integration with all the services that a person/or family system needs, the efforts are tripled.
Speaking out about mental health is essential in spreading awareness and normalizing it. The more people share their struggles; the more others will confront their own and seek help. This accelerates when celebrities with big platforms come forward.
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, healthcare leaders will continue to make further adjustments to their organizations to meet the needs of the evolving industry. From the providers who treat the illnesses to the tools that assist them, here are four trends in behavioral health for 2022 and how Cantata’s Managed Services can help.
Arize gives clinicians, caregivers, and informaticists an edge by offering the most robust tools, interoperability options, and workflows for behavioral health, ambulatory care, human services, and other types of healthcare entities. Learn more about the solution and what benefits it can bring your organization in the new year!
It is safe to assume that 2021 was better for your mental health than 2020 was. However, there is always a way to become a better and happier version of yourself! Here are 10 ways how:
Although Andy Williams might call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year,” others relate more with Elvis Presley and have a “blue Christmas.” Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Boxing Day, the holidays are associated with joy, family, relaxation, gifts, and laughter. You see it in movies and commercials and hear about it in songs on the radio, but the reality is the holidays are a lonely and stressful time for some. Approximately 40% of adults are riddled with social anxiety around the holidays.
Thanksgiving gives us some time to get away from work to unwind with our loved ones while we stuff ourselves with turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and whatever else is on our table. It is also a time for us to reflect on everything that happened in the past year and show our gratitude. You may currently be struggling physically, mentally, socially, or financially and think your life is a failure. Still, if you can relate to anything in those first two sentences, you already have many things to be thankful for. Many people in the United States and worldwide do not have a family to spend time with, a delicious meal to eat, or even a place to sleep. Others may be working throughout the holidays or may be unemployed.
Looking at life in this regard will help you realize how fortunate you are. Looking on the bright side will make you more confident, optimistic, and happier, improving your mental health.
The impact of COVID-19 altered the way behavioral healthcare operates and sets objectives. Many Americans were out of work, uninsured, and/or dealing with a new or existing behavioral health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. The demand for mental health services did not match the resources available, causing those issues to worsen throughout the pandemic.