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Informatics In Health Care, David Scott, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Informatics In Health Care, David Scott, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Third Edition, offers a current and comprehensive picture of the U.S. health care delivery system while emphasizing the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each chapter in the new edition of this practical text begins with a real-world case study that demonstrates the connection between the concepts reviewed and the pharmacist's role.


Public Health Informatics, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin, David Scott Oct 2011

Public Health Informatics, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin, David Scott

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

No abstract provided.


Navigating The Worlds Of Information, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin Oct 2011

Navigating The Worlds Of Information, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This chapter presents how best to navigate the systematized body of knowledge that constitutes women’s mental health services. The authors integrate the disparate disciplines involved in women’s mental health into a working framework focused on information-seeking behaviors.


Mental Health Informatics, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Mental Health Informatics, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Health information technology (HIT) promises new possibilities in the delivery of health and mental health care. Although President Bush set a goal to have electronic health records (EHR) for the majority of Americans by 2014, only a quarter of physicians use EHRs in ambulatory settings and five percent of hospitals use computerized physician order entry. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS has instituted e-prescribing and EHR programs to increase the adoption and use of HIT in the United States. However, many health care and safety net providers feel there are significant gaps in their understanding of how implementation ...


Leadership And Training In Mental Health, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Sara Kuppin Oct 2011

Leadership And Training In Mental Health, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Sara Kuppin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The leadership function within mental health organizations continues to demand that professionals must understand and deal with current multidimensional problems in the managed behavioral health care industry. Furthermore, the responsibility for preparing these professionals rests within universities to better educate these leaders in public health issues and in basic health and mental health administration. In addition, the responsibility also rests with professional societies to better equip leaders within mental health organizations for the diverse challenges that lie ahead in a changing managed behavioral health care environment. This chapter will examine leadership issues in mental health, discussing the obstacles and challenges ...


Disease Prevention And Health Promotion, Peter Hurd, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, William Lang Oct 2011

Disease Prevention And Health Promotion, Peter Hurd, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, William Lang

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

When people think of public health, they often think of the development of epidemiology and a famous public health story about John Snow in 1854. What he did was to map the cholera cases in London and then talk with the people to look for common links between their behaviors and the disease. ...Ever since John Snow removed the pump handle from the cholera infected well in London, heralding the start of population-based health care, the world has struggled with the realities of health promotion and disease prevention.


An Overview Of Issues In Prevention, Integration With Primary Care, And Parity, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Kevin Hennessey Oct 2011

An Overview Of Issues In Prevention, Integration With Primary Care, And Parity, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Kevin Hennessey

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

No abstract provided.


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor Oct 2011

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This report contains a summary of the available information on the key issues involved in parity initiatives: the experiences at the national level (see “National Parity Initiatives”) as well as the experiences of other states that have developed and/or implemented parity legislation (see “State Parity Initiatives”); the cost experiences resulting in implementing parity for mental disorders (see Costs”); and implications and suggestions for proceeding with the development of mental health parity in Florida (see "Evaluating Benefits from Mental Health Parity” and “Conclusions”).


Introduction To Public Health In Pharmacy, Bruce Levin, Peter Hurd, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Introduction To Public Health In Pharmacy, Bruce Levin, Peter Hurd, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to public health from a pharmacy perspective. Organized into three main sections, Part I presents concepts and issues that pharmacists need in order to develop a knowledge base in public health. Part II examines the connection between pharmacy and public health services, including an overview of the different health services, evaluation and outcome assessment, financing, managed care pharmacy, and pharmacoeconomics. Part III contains chapters that illustrate key applications of public health concepts to pharmacy practice, including law and ethics, cultural perspectives, informatics, emergency preparedness, and education and training. Each chapter is co-authored by a ...


Public Health Services, David Scott, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Public Health Services, David Scott, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Unlike clinical care, with its focus on the individual, public health focuses on preventing disease and promoting health in communities based upon a population health analysis. Greater emphasis will be placed upon health promotion and disease prevention, the safety of communities and workers, school-based health programming, and the health of underserved and disadvantaged populations. Public health research has an increased emphasis on behavioral change to prevent risky behaviors and activities that lead to substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and environmental and occupational hazards. These changes have created a broad array of new opportunities for professionals with advanced training in public ...


Overview Of Mental Health Services, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Overview Of Mental Health Services, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This chapter examines the organization and delivery of mental health services in the United States from a public health perspective. This chapter will emphasize the need for mental health administrators to understand the external health care environment and the resulting impact changes in that environment has upon the functioning of their mental health agency. Because of the complex and continuous changes taking place in the field of mental health administration and behavioral health services, the management of mental health organizations should include the study of health policy and health services delivery issues in the external as well as internal organizational ...


Critical Issues In Mental Health, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin Oct 2011

Critical Issues In Mental Health, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

In 1999, the first Surgeon General's report on mental health was published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This landmark report summarized the epidemiology, treatment, financing, and service delivery issues in mental health. While the report focused on the major issues in the organization, financing, and provision of mental health services, there remain additional issues of importance for mental health administrators. This overview section of the text consists of five basic chapters of interest to mental health administrators at all levels of management: critical issues in mental health; an overview of mental health services delivery ...


Behavioral Health, Tawny Bettinger, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Behavioral Health, Tawny Bettinger, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This chapter will present a brief overview of selected topics in behavioral health, emphasizing the history, epidemiology, treatment, medication adherence, and the role of the pharmacist in the delivery of behavioral health (including alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health) services. For a more thorough examination of mental health and substance abuse services delivery in the United States, see Levin, Petrila, and Hennessy (2004).


Introduction: Technology, Organizational Change And Virtual Libraries, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin, Susan Heron, Merilyn Burke Oct 2011

Introduction: Technology, Organizational Change And Virtual Libraries, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin, Susan Heron, Merilyn Burke

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Change has become a way of life for most organizations in the 21st century. In order to withstand profound change, an organisation must be flexible and incorporate the ability to adapt and respond to its external environment and its many stakeholders. At the same time, in an era of increasing fiscal constraints, new technologies, and an explosion of information, informatics plays an increasingly important and prominent role in society, in knowledge exchange, in communication, and in commerce between organizations. Accordingly, the most remarkable opportunities and challenges have emerged within academic libraries with regard to the incorporation of technology into daily ...


Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The revolutionary changes in the educational curriculum for schools of library and information science being evinced by the exponential expansion of computer-based technologies require a reexamination of the skills and expertise needed to be acquired by the next wave of academic librarians. This is critical in order that they may continue to be able to provide information services and resources to the academic communities within which those librarians will practice their profession. In addition, it is important to meet emerging educational needs in terms of various multiculturalism and diversity issues that are arising today as well as a thorough understanding ...


Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Although educational institutions create courses and programs for distance learners, they often omit the support component that librarians and accrediting organizations consider critical.


Introduction And Overview Of Pharmacy And Public Health, Peter Hurd, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Introduction And Overview Of Pharmacy And Public Health, Peter Hurd, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

While there are many definitions of public health, key components include a community focus, a concern about disease prevention, and a commitment to health promotion. One of the most familiar definitions was first articulated in 1920 by C. E. A. Winslow, and was rearticulated by the Institute of Medicine in 1988: “The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort.” (p. 29). This approach works well for those seeking to apply public health activities to pharmacy settings.


Understanding The Complexity Of Mental Health Services Research Data, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin Oct 2011

Understanding The Complexity Of Mental Health Services Research Data, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Levin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

This chapter will examine the complexity of data that are being generated by a multitude of individuals and organizations within the various areas of mental health and substance abuse services research. It will also examine the role of technology in the complexity of services research and in accessing research databases. In addition, this chapter will identify some of the major databases in mental health services research and illustrate the complexity of collecting, organizing, and accessing information from a vast array of data collection sources.


Mental Health Parity: Implications For The State Of Florida, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor Oct 2011

Mental Health Parity: Implications For The State Of Florida, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 required insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they provide for physical disorders and includes parity for any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. To date, twenty-one states across the nation have enacted parity laws for mental health and/or substance abuse benefits. This paper summarizes the essential issues facing the state of Florida in the development of state mental health parity legislation, including an examination of the experiences of other states, a look at potential benefits, and a discussion of the ...


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 2001: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe Jun 2001

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 2001: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. This report examines actuarial studies, the current state of parity legislation across the nation, cost of treatment issues, and the impact on Florida should parity legislation be passed.


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 2000: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Sara A. Kuppin Mar 2000

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 2000: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Sara A. Kuppin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

By failing to appropriately treat adults and children with severe mental illness, we incur enormous social costs through payments for disability benefits (Medicaid, SSI, SSDI), increased medical expenses, accidents and suicides, avoidable criminal justice proceedings, lost productivity, and increased need for homeless shelters and services. People who are underinsured are forced by arbitrary caps and limits to increasingly rely on the public sector. By providing parity for mental health, Florida will bring mental health into the mainstream of health care and become a leader in dispelling the prejudice that surrounds treatment of persons with severe mental illness.


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 1999, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe Dec 1998

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives 1999, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Mental health parity legislation could substantially reduce the degree to which financial responsibility for the treatment of mental illness is shifted to government, especially state and local government. There is substantial evidence that both mental health and addictions treatment is effective in reducing the utilization and costs of medical services. There appears to be a lack of substantial evidence to discourage Florida from pursuing mental health and substance abuse parity legislation.


Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor Feb 1998

Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. To date, twenty states across the nation have enacted parity laws for mental health and/or substance abuse benefits. This report summarizes the essential issues facing the state of Florida in the development of state mental health parity legislation, including an examination of the experiences of other states, a look at potential benefits, and a discussion of the impact of managed ...


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor Dec 1996

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. Without parity, the difference between coverage for physical and mental illness is striking. This report examines the impact if parity were implemented in Florida.