Health and Human Services

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The Road to PPACA Compliance

The Road to PPACA Compliance

The new era of PPACA is upon us. So where do we go from here? Whether or not your organization decides to “play or pay,” imminent new compliance standards require us all to stay informed and have a plan of action for monitoring and reporting. It's time to set out on the road to PPACA compliance. New PPACA Requirements in…
What Does It Take To Be a Center of Excellence?

What Does It Take To Be a Center of Excellence?

The speakers, advocacy, and leadership lessons from the 2014 National Council Conference are still continuing to inspire us. The President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, Linda Rosenberg, kicked off the week with a resonating speech that asked a simple, yet challenging question, “What does it take to be a Center of Excellence?” This question is simple…
Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Why Position Control is Crucial for Human Services Organizations

Position control is not well known or understood by many. Most HRIS systems are employee based systems rather than position control based systems. Position control differs greatly from position management and position tracking, which enable a fraction of functionality and benefits.  This begs the question, why is Position Control so important? Conceptually position control abstracts the employee from the organization…
Award-Winning Reporting by Human Services Organizations

Award-Winning Reporting by Human Services Organizations

North Range Behavioral Health and Touchstone Health Partners were recognized for best practice in effective monthly reporting and received the 2013 Golden Abacus Award.  Both agencies have utilized analytics to achieve cost savings that can be put towards developing stronger programs.  Effective reporting by human services organizations allows more accurate and consistent measures with complete transparency. North Range Behavioral Health…
Three Reasons Social Media Increases Donor Participation

Three Reasons Social Media Increases Donor Participation

Are you using social media but not exactly sure how you can use it to benefit your organization? Does your organization find itself posting candid pictures of the staff’s daily activities, tweeting random quotes and thoughts for the day, or advertising what current positions are available? Do you often ask yourself if there are tangible results to this sporadic activity…
The Road to ACA Compliance

The Road to ACA Compliance

Compliance risk ahead! It has been reported that more than 65% of organizations still do not have the proper tools to comply with the ACA’s regulations and reporting requirements. The new mandate requires organizations to collect and track information from 3-5 different systems including Payroll, HR, Benefits, Time & Attendance, and more. When all of this information is housed in…

Can we Live Longer? Integrated Healthcare’s Promise

Individuals with mental illnesses die earlier than the general population, and often experience co-occurring health conditions. How can integrated healthcare of primary and behavioral healthcare change this? The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ new infographic explores the problem and illustrates the impact on communities and individuals.
Neglected Technology in Human Services Organizations

Neglected Technology in Human Services Organizations

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about technology investments in health and human services organizations. The changing delivery models and healthcare reform are driving investment in EHR/EMR systems, telehealth, remote monitoring and many more technologies that must be considered for sustainable business models. One technology investment that is most neglected is one that drives bottom line results: Human…