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A New Bill Wants to Incentivize Psychiatrists, Hospitals to Adopt EHRs
Stephanie Baum  |  MedCity News
In the wake of the opioid crisis, Congress tries again to make EHR adoption universal by introducing legislation that would incentivize psychiatrists and mental health hospitals.

Mental Health Under Attack: Veterans Among Those to Pay the Price
Allison Abrams, LCSW-R  |  HuffPost
Less than half of veterans get care through the VA, and 10 percent rely on Medicaid. Proposed Senate healthcare legislation would leave 1.75 million veterans without care.

Opioid Epidemic Makes EHRs Essential to Public Health
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITinsight
America faces the worst drug-related crisis in the nation’s history, and managing it means making sure doctors and public health officials have complete information. 

Improving Access to Care Via Telebehavioral Health
Joel Friedman, PhD  |  Health Management Technology
Beyond availability issues, telemental health can help those patients with paranoia, depression and other illnesses that make it difficult to attend office visits.

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality
Cade Metz  |  New York Times
What if you could visit the site of a traumatic accident without having to actually visit the site? A Silicon Valley startup wants to make it possible.

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