Home Psychiatry
Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
Parental depression is linked to kids' increased use of health services

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient
Sexual minority women and men are more likely to be unemployed and uninsured and have worse health-related quality of life than heterosexual individuals

Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Sexual orientation-linked HRQL disparities not attenuated after controlling for job status, insurance
Underinsured and never insured adults are more likely than adequately insured adults to report poor/fair health and frequent mental distress

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health

Underinsured and never insured adults more likely to report poor/fair health
The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine
Parental belief in the importance of religion is associated with a decrease in risk in suicidal behavior in their offspring

Parental Belief in Religion Lowers Child Suicide Risk

Findings independent of offsprings' views on religious importance
Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel
Mortality rates for unsheltered homeless adults are higher than those for the general adult population and sheltered homeless adults

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates

Noncommunicable disease, substance use, chronic liver disease most common causes of death
Tendencies toward perfectionism and excessive self-control in children are associated with the onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder and smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex volumes in later childhood and adolescence

Preschooler’s Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence

Early childhood observed performance monitoring risk factor for OCD during the next 12 years