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  • Earlier this year, Relias hosted a two-part webinar series with Jennifer Flowers, CEO of Accreditation Guru. These covered the basics of accreditation and the human services industry: what is it, why to do it, review of accreditation bodies and stories from those who have been there--surveyors and consultants.  We wanted to make sure these webinars were helpful, practical and gave you informati...

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  • What word comes to mind when you hear the word millennial? Entitled? Lazy? Selfies? Everyone has their own opinion on whether the millennial influence on our rapidly changing society and workplace is a good thing. However, no matter your personal opinions of the millennials, they are here to stay. In fact, as of 2015 the millennial generation has become the largest group represented in the U.S....

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  • According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), integrated care is defined as “the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare.” Put simply, integrated care provides whole-person care in coordination with different health professionals.

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  • The goal of integrated care is to deliver coordinated, whole-person care – with the aim of improving outcomes for patients and providers. Failing to manage complex conditions and chronically ill patients is often associated with escalating medical concerns, which can lead to increased costs and mortality. Changing the care delivery model in the U.S. is a massive undertaking though, and accounti...

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  • If you are feeling the burden of healthcare workforce crisis happening in the United States, you are not alone. Not only is a large portion of our healthcare workforce nearing retirement age, but our general population is aging as well, prompting an increased need for geriatric care. This, coupled with the abysmal retention rates for most nurses or client-facing support professionals may make y...

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  • You know the old joke, which came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s how I view integrated care and my career. While the integrated care label may be dominating headlines — with providers across the continuum talking about treating the “whole person” — I think that my career has targeted an integrated approach from day one.

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  • Great leaders know how to hire and inspire great people. No one knows better than a behavior analyst how complicated people are and how important it is to create the right environment and stimuli for people to achieve their best. Through my more than 20 years of experience leading people, I have learned about 3 specific areas that can make a difference.  First, it’s important to have good busin...

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  • In 1994, P. Forte and the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University stated that despite “vast quantities of data [being collected] daily,” data from “areas which focus on…the planning, management or service delivery functions” was “neither directly useful nor immediately accessible to provide supporting information.” The report goes on, claiming that “issues of capacity mana...

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  • Author’s Note: In the blog post that follows, we discussed the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the impact it had on children and adolescents. There is some controversy among experts in the behavioral health and education fields who work with children, youth, and families. Netflix recently announced the release date of season two (end of May 2018), and this has triggered another round of deb...

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  • If you are leading in a growing agency, it’s important to have financial discipline in order to assure that you have smooth operations.  In particular, having good reporting in place to measure profitability and cash flow is crucial to planning for your future.  The adage in business is true: “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Financial discipline starts with good planning, measure...

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