What is Measurement-Based Care For Behavioral Health?

measurement based care

Measurement-based care (MBC) is a dynamic clinical practice in which care decisions are based on patient data collected routinely throughout treatment. While MBC can be a component of almost any treatment process, it’s become especially useful in behavioral health, providing a continuous feedback loop on patient progress. The MBC practice usually begins by collecting patient-reported symptoms […]

What Equity Means To Women’s Health

By Cori McMahon, Psy.D, NCCE, Vice President for Clinical Services American women often talk about gender gaps. Understandably, we want equal pay for equal work and equal opportunity for all. However, our healthcare needs are distinctly different than men’s healthcare needs, making equality a much more difficult challenge to address. When it comes to our […]

Self-Care Is Essential In The Post-COVID World

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By Cori McMahon, Psy.D, NCCE, Vice President for Clinical Services The term “self-care” has become a popular buzzword, doubling in Google searches since 2015 and dominating the $450 billion health and wellness industry. The practice of self-care has medical roots, and the term itself was coined in the 1950s to describe activities that enabled patients […]

It’s a Critical Time For Managing Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Addiction and Behavioral Health

The national crisis of addiction and drug overdose shows little signs of improvement, and the pandemic only accelerated the trend. Increasingly, providers are regarding substance use disorder (SUD) as a chronic condition, approaching it with lifelong treatment and recovery support, but more needs to be done to help those with SUD. Recent research demonstrates a […]

Serve LGBTQIA+ Patients with Dignity, Quality, and Competency

Online LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Software

By Cori McMahon, Psy.D, NCCE, Vice President for Clinical Services More than 11 million individuals in the United States identify as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and other genders and identities), and this population has a shorter life expectancy compared to the population overall. What’s just as concerning are the […]

LGBTQIA+ Individuals Experience Disproportionate Health Risks

Online LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Platform

Pride can be a unifying force that brings people together in a positive way to achieve a goal. Pride is also a feeling that arises from self-respect. During Pride Month, the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and other genders and identities) community honors diversity, while also advocating for equality and […]

Whole-Person Care is An Opportunity for Integrated Care

Digital Behavioral Healthcare

By Cori McMahon, Psy.D, NCCE, Vice President for Clinical Services Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been experiencing a time where behavioral health utilization has not just increased, the number of people seeking behavioral healthcare has quadrupled. During the pandemic, approximately 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of depression […]

3 Trends in Women’s Behavioral Health Needs

Women's Behavioral Health Software

May is Women’s Health Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, and many providers are renewing their efforts to meet the comprehensive physical and behavioral needs of women throughout their lives. This gender-focused attention is warranted because science tells us that women have unique factors related to their physiology and their lifestyles that should be considered when […]

Effects of Social Isolation Must Be Monitored Beyond The COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 Online Mental Health Resources

In her latest article, Cori McMahon, Psy.D, NCCE and Tridiuum VP of Clinical Services explores the pervasive mental health impacts of the social isolation experienced by many throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly affecting children and older adults, this often overlooked public health risk may have significant consequences over time. Read more — including ways behavioral […]

Racial Disparities Include Barriers to Behavioral Health Services

Health Services and Racial Discrepancy

America is more ethnically and racially diverse than ever. This growing diversity amplifies the need for all behavioral health professionals to address barriers to care and other factors that influence outcomes for Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, and Asian communities. Recent events in America have also underscored social inequities for nonwhite individuals — including inequities […]