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McLean Leaders Call for Expansion of Electronic Health Records in Psychiatric Care

In an essay to be published in the May 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), leaders from McLean Hospital make the case for expanding the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in psychiatric care. The authors report that psychiatric care providers have lagged behind the rest of the health care industry in adopting EHRs. This, they explain, has caused psychiatrists,...

Mental Health Parity Reduces Out of Pocket Expenses for Patients

In a study examining the impact of a parity policy for mental health insurance benefits, researchers have concluded that parity had a different impact on spending and service utilization for enrollees with illnesses that are more severe and chronic. As a result of the parity policy, individuals seeking treatment for major depression or bipolar disorder had lower out-of-pocket spending, despite no...