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What is a Patient Health Questionnaire?

Jul 27, 2021 / by Holly Wilson

If you've come here looking to learn more about patient health questionnaires used to assess mental and behavioral health disorders, you're in the right place. This blog provides information that helps answer the common question "What is a patient health questionnaire?" We'll discuss one of the most common patient health questionnaires and how it's scored and then briefly touch on a popular variant of this patient mental health screener. 



More importantly, though, we'll provide an overview of why commonly used patient health questionnaires are coming up short. We'll conclude the piece by sharing some of the key qualities that providers should look for when choosing a better alternative to these flawed solutions.

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Substance Use Disorder: A Disease of Epic Proportions

Jul 9, 2021 / by Taylor Jenkins - nView Health Editor


Among the most tragic impacts of the global pandemic has been the skyrocketing rise of substance abuse among adults and adolescents. Deaths due to overdoses have hit all-time highs exacerbating a substance use disorder problem that was a crisis pre-pandemic in the country with addiction affecting 1 in every 3 families. In fact, on October 26, 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid crisis a Public Health Emergency and began pouring billions of dollars into grants to help fight this rapidly growing epidemic.

Also in 2017, the US Surgeon General issued a report entitled, “Facing Addiction in America: A Spotlight on Opioids” that served as a foundation for communicating the federal government’s comprehensive, multi-faceted approach, which included:

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Mental Health Assessments: It’s Important to Know the Difference

May 13, 2021 / by Taylor Jenkins - nView Health Editor

The world of mental health assessment and screening tools can be very complicated for practitioners to navigate. Many tools, like the PHQ-9 and the GAD-7, simply screen for symptoms of one or two conditions, requiring the practitioner to predetermine the potential diagnosis and therefore creating bias from the start.

Other tools, like the SCID, are not dynamically responsive to patient answers and therefore require patients to respond to irrelevant questions, creating frustration and wasting valuable time. Use of the SCID can also be cost-prohibitive for many mental health practices.

The bottom line is that most of today’s mental health assessment solutions are flawed, and instead of helping to support an accurate diagnosis, they end up being an impediment to practitioners and patients.

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2020 HILL DAY – Observations by Maurice Rosenbaum, Chief Product Officer

Jun 24, 2020 / by Maurice Rosenbaum

2020 HILL DAY   #hilldayathome

Breakout #3 - Telehealth During COVID: The Pros, Cons and Next Steps (DESCRIPTION)
We go beyond just a recap of allowances and new billable telehealth services across the health payer spectrum and focus on the pros and cons of a fully virtual treatment system. We are in the midst of a transition to virtual visits and telehealth that is affecting providers and clients alike. What does expanded telehealth mean for providers and businesses, as well as clients and family members in need of services? Can we expect to fully return to pre-pandemic life and if not, how can we prepare?

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Patient Recruitment Times Dragging Your Trials Down?

Jun 22, 2020 / by Taylor Jenkins - nView Health Editor

Using Online Assessment Tools to Respond to the Growing Mental Health Crisis

Developed by the world-renowned Dr. David Sheehan, the nView M.I.N.I. and severity scales put you in control of your study operations.

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