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Disruptive Innovation

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I recently presented on the topic of Disruptive Innovation. Like many things in life, the speaking opportunity happened by accident. I was asked to fill-in for Netsmart Chief Operating Officer Tom Herzog who had a previous commitment. Since Tom is an inspiring speaker, especially on this topic, I was a little intimidated. After looking at his slides, I realized he and I came at Disruptive Innovation from different perspectives. Tom’s take was very technology-oriented and mine more clinical.

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Data Breaches and Why Electronic Health Records Are Still Better

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Data Breaches and Why Electronic Health Records Are Still Better
January 30, 2014
When electronic health records were first introduced to behavioral healthcare, there was a significant amount of skepticism about whether we could trust these machines with this important and confidential information. We adjusted to using electronic records systems but many of us believed that the servers on which the data resided had to be on-site. Now, we think nothing of storing confidential Continue reading Data Breaches and Why Electronic Health Records Are Still Better

The New World of Accountable Care: A visit to the University of Southern California

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The New World of Accountable Care: A visit to the University of Southern California 

July 1, 2013

Southern California in general and the campus of USC in particular are beautiful this time of year. The temperature and humidity are such that registration for conferences happens outside on a green lawn under a tent. Such were the circumstances surrounding my recent visit to Los Angeles to present at the 7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health on the USC campus http://www.pathways2013.com. I have done a lot of presentations and Continue reading The New World of Accountable Care: A visit to the University of Southern California

International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)

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International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) 

April 12, 2013

As I mentioned, I have attended two noteworthy events recently. Last week, I shared with you about attending the MHCA event. This week, I will be talking about how I recently attended the seventh meeting of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) www.iimhl.com in Auckland New Zealand. IIMHL was created in 2003 primarily through the efforts of MHCA. Several of the members of Continue reading International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)

Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA)

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Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA)

April 5, 2013
was recently involved in two somewhat related events that were noteworthy in their own ways. This week I will be blogging about Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA) and next week will follow up with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) event in Auckland New Zealand.
First was the retirement of Don Hevey, CEO of MHCA. In case you don’t know, MHCA is an invitation only trade Association for CEOs of nonprofit community behavioral health organizations. Don has been Continue reading Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA)

Benchmarking, Analytics and the Quest for Enlightenment

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Benchmarking, Analytics and the Quest for Enlightenment

March 4, 2013

In the movie Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr. frequently reminded Tom Cruise to “show me the money“. While the physical similarities between Tom Cruise and myself are no doubt apparent, the reason for mentioning this in my blog is to paraphrase Mr. Gooding and say “show me the data“. Continue reading Benchmarking, Analytics and the Quest for Enlightenment

Sandy Hook, Violence and Mental Illness

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Sandy Hook, Violence and Mental Illness

Jan. 22, 2013

n my last blog, I agreed to further discuss the topic of risk management. However that was before the tragic events in Sandy Hook. While discussing this event is still addressing the issue of risk, I’d really like to focus on the current debate regarding guns and the role of mental illness and violence. Continue reading Sandy Hook, Violence and Mental Illness