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Mental health services lead U.S. spending outlays
Ron Shinkman  |  FierceHealthFinance
The costs associated with mental health treatment exceed those for heart conditions and cancer, and half originate in the military.  

Telemental health services on rise, but barriers remain
Meg Bryant  |  Healthcare Dive
Even as telemental health grows, inconsistencies in state regulations hamper rapid expansion of treatment options. 

Intermountain saves big by marrying behavioral health with primary care
Neil Versel  |  MedCity News
Embedding mental health workers in primary care settings cuts costs by reducing emergency room visits, hospital admissions and radiology tests. 

You're Not Investing Enough in IT Security, Healthcare
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITECH Answers
Half of all hospitals dedicate between zero and 3 percent of IT budget to security, creating vulnerabilities to ransomware and other hacker threats.  

Smartphone App May Help Monitor Depression
Kristina Flore  |  Medpage Today
Can how much you text say something about your mental health? A pilot study finds correlation between less texting and more depression.

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