April 2015

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7, PRMS staff took part in a service project by helping package gifts of joy in the form of boxed craft kits to promote healing for children in area hospitals. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Awareness Day, which focuses on raising awareness about the mental health needs of America’s younge ...

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Please see below for information from our panel counsel on a new state prescribing requirement: New Requirements for Ohio Prescribers Under OARRS Effective April 1, 2015 By:  George S. Coakley, Esq. and Megan K. Ormond, Esq. Established in 2006, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) is a web-based system that collects information on all outpatient prescriptions for ...

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With the news of the Germanwings co-pilot having been treated for mental health issues, and from what we’re learning as officials continue to investigate the horrific crash, many people are wondering about a patient’s privacy versus a mental health provider’s obligation to warn. There are differences in the standards for making decisions about medical privacy versus public s ...

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I’ve been educating physicians on the risks of electronic health records (EHRs) for years, including the risk of harm to patients. Now I note that The Joint Commission on March 31st issued Sentinel Event Alert 54, Safe Use of Health Information Technology, which includes examples of how adverse events may occur through the use of EHRs. Here are just some potential patient sa ...

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Psychiatrists know the importance of treating people living with psychiatric disorders but in recent years, psychiatric care has become more difficult to access. One reason is the number of new psychiatrists coming out of medical school is not keeping up with demand. The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF) – the non-profit charitable foundation of the Ohio Psychiat ...

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