Six key lifestyle changes can help avert the climate crisis, study finds

People in well-off countries can help avert climate breakdown by making six relatively straightforward lifestyle changes, according to research from three leading institutions... Read more

Actions for a healthy planet

The Sustainable Development Goals spell out how we can protect our environment and slow climate change, from forests to oceans to everywhere in between. Think about your electricity use and your travel. Check your dinner table... Read more

Utilizing AI To Fill The One-Year Gap And Help Address The Mental Health And Addiction Crisis

The post-pandemic emergence of telehealth means you can now work with a therapist virtually anywhere. And if your telehealth provider of choice is not covered on your insurance plan, you can find providers who will charge a small monthly fee to access your therapist or counselor regularly... Read more

A new paper offers mental health clinicians a framework for using AI on the front lines. Here is its key takeaway

Health tech developers must work with front-line clinicians when developing artificial intelligence tools, a new paper argues. Published last week in Frontiers in Psychiatry, its authors aimed to create a framework for practical AI implementation that addresses the benefits and challenges... Read more

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness?

Mental illness is a significant public health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five US adults have a mental illness. Mental illness can impact a person's daily life, affecting their ability to work, study, and maintain personal relationships. Given the widespread prevalence of mental health issues... Read more

Improving Health Outcomes Through An Integrated Care Approach

Ensuring that the human element of care is present in every patient touchpoint is crucial to our role as healthcare providers. Humanity binds our practice together and motivates us to seek better methods and deliver better outcomes for our patients... Read more

Is virtual care delivering on its promise of improving access?

The COVID-19 pandemic has required patients, healthcare providers, and governments to reimagine how care might be delivered at home, and has revealed opportunities to potentially improve outcomes, reduce costs, and improve patient experience. Telehealthcare adoption remains much higher than prepandemic levels... Read more

How well is telepsychology working?

With more than 90% of the U.S. population under stay-at-home orders this spring, telepsychology quickly became the sole option for many Americans in need of mental health care. To facilitate that care, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance companies, and state and federal regulatory agencies temporarily relaxed rules on telehealth... Read more

Why Telehealth for Mental Health Care Is Working

What once seemed futuristic—receiving health care through a screen—has not only become common place, but preferable for certain medical visits, including mental health. Both adult and pediatric providers say that offering care... Read more

Integrated Health Care

Integrated health care, often referred to as interprofessional health care, is an approach characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. What makes integrated health care unique is the sharing of information among team members... Read more

Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare... Read more

Advancing Integrated Healthcare: A Step by Step Guide for Primary Care Physicians and Behavioral Health Clinicians

Primary care providers (PCPs) often act as the first line of response for their patients who present with mental health concerns and many individuals with chronic illness also suffer from behavioral health issues.1 However, primary care providers frequently lack the time and training to be able to effectively diagnose and treat behavioral health issues... Read more

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