Opus Spark June 2022
CEO's Awareness Message
June is designated as Men’s Health Month bringing awareness to men’s health issues and dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness. Many men believe if they are vocal about any kind of mental health issue they can be dismissed as weak or inferior. In all reality about nine percent (9%) of men experience depression daily, that’s more than 6 million men nationwide. Men need to become more vocal and give way to the macho attitude or hiding their feelings. This practice can result in health issues and can become dangerous if not fully addressed. Men, remember, it is okay not to be perfect, it’s okay to feel depressed or overwhelmed, we are only human. It is not okay to be silent about your issues but bring them to a medical professional to reverse potential further health issues. To provide some statistics about American men and their Mental Health:
Over 6 million men suffer from depression per year. Male depression often goes undiagnosed. Men are more likely to report fatigue, irritability, and loss of interest in work or hobbies, rather than feelings of sadness or worthlessness
Approximately 19.1 million American adults aged 18-54 have an anxiety disorder. Over 3 million men have a panic disorder, agoraphobia, or any other phobia.
2.3 million Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. An equal number of men and women develop the illness. The age of onset for men is between 16 to 25 years old.
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with schizophrenia and it is one of the leading causes of disability. Ninety percent of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia by age 30 are men.
Males account for an estimated 10% of patients with anorexia or bulimia and an estimated of those with a binge-eating disorder. Men with eating disorders are less likely to seek professional help than women.
Trey Wilson, CEO,
Opus Behavioral Health
Opus EHR Expert Feature
The Opus EHRs Group Note Dashboard is designed to streamline the process for clinicians who want access and visibility of all patient notes and their photos all in one place. It allows them easy multitasking between clients and provides a centralized location where completed group attendee's notes can also be seen!
The Opus Group Note Dashboard allows you to view the time each client started the group session. The dashboard allows you to streamline the process with custom documentation created for each group session.
With an intuitive curriculum selection, there is no need to search for different solutions when we've got everything right here waiting for you in one place, through the Opus EHR platform.
- Easily see completed group attendee notes
- Multitask from client to client via our group dashboard
- Streamline the process with our facilitator/curriculum selection
- Create custom documentation for each group
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Clinician of The Month
Erin Fullerton has been a Special Educator and Behavioral Clinician since 2001, she currently serves in her role at Cornerstone Behavioral Services. She holds a master’s in special education, has a passion in working with the youth and holds over 20 years of Behavioral Health clinical experience. Her facility managers brag about her being an overall amazing person. Not only is she very hands-on, but she also takes the lead on every client she gets involved with. Erin takes the time to get to know the client and works collaboratively with all parties involved (school, insurance, doctors) to provide the highest level of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) care. Clients are amazed at her bedside manner and the extreme dedication and knowledge she has. Cornerstone is extremely happy to have someone of her caliber on staff. Erin enjoys assisting and helping families with strategies needed to have their children become successful and independent through functional communication and management needs. She has implemented amazing strategies with some of her non-verbal clients, she works one on one with the youth, provides parent training and achieves amazing results in a short amount of time. Erin brings tears of happiness when her clients expand their vocabulary and show vast improvements Cornerstone has families that come in to use the facility as a last resort, with low expectations and as soon as Erin takes the reins, everyone’s amazed at the progress made.
Men have their own unique needs and concerns when it comes to behavioral health. Testosterone plays a significant role in certain behavioral health conditions. As men age and testosterone levels drop, they are more prone to bouts of depression, increased stress, and mood swings. Men need treatment for behavioral health issues, it is, unfortunately, the case that men are also less likely to seek that care. Whether due to societal expectations around masculinity or a propensity to be unaware when they are experiencing the symptoms of depression and other behavioral health conditions, men are less likely to discuss these problems with a doctor or therapist. One avenue to help correct this is for publications to give more attention to men’s health issues.
In order to better facilitate men’s usage of behavioral health resources, the experience should be as stress-free as possible for both the patient and the provider. One way Opus EHR can help is by reducing the stress of managing claims and payments. In an area where speed, accuracy, and clarity of information are crucial factors, Opus EHR revenue management systems deliver all of this and more. With payment and claims processing solutions from Opus, clinicians won’t have to worry about billing or coding errors causing delays.
Men often have unique needs when it comes to behavioral health, and Opus EHR is designed to meet those needs. The software is easy to use, accurate, and efficient, so providers can focus on providing quality care for their patients. Opus EHR also offers a variety of reports and analytics to help providers track their progress and identify areas where they need improvement. Overall, Opus EHR is an excellent choice for providers who want to provide the best possible care for their patients. Opus solutions are user-friendly and scalable, making them the easiest and most cost-efficient systems available. Contact your Opus EHR representative today to find out more.