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Easy Steps for HIPAA Security

Understanding HIPAA security standards is an important element in becoming HIPAA compliant. HIPAA regulation mandates that covered entities, such as physicians, insurance companies, and health care clearinghouses, implement an effective compliance program that addresses the full spectrum of security standards to safeguard patient health data.

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Welcome Director of Security Donna Li Puma

We are pleased to welcome Donna Li Puma as our Director of Security for Mental Health News Radio Network. Donna has been providing us with her unique perspective on how to ensure the safety of our interviewers at conferences for some time. We have now asked her to join our team because of the unique understanding of mental wellness she learned through her career and personal life experiences.

Donna’s career in law enforcement was as an officer in New York, New Hampshire and Florida, where she earned certification as a firearms instructor.  She is very proud to have been selected to work in the first private police force for the Olympic Games and with President Reagan’s body guard team during his first term. She also served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Branch. After discharge she worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in Miami as a Detective, Internal Investigator. She was called back to active duty after 9/11 and had assignments in both Desert Storm and in-country Iraq, reaching the rank of Captain. A full resume of her career in this field includes work as a Federal Computer Crimes Investigator, a Special Agent and more than fifteen years in military intelligence.

We are proud to have Donna on our growing team and look forward to her presence at all venues (even if no one but our team knows exactly where she is).  

Questions for our Director of Security? Email Donna here.

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Join us for radio shows at The Institute for Human Animal Connection at the University of Denver. 

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Currently our most popular shows are on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Sociopathy, and Psychopathy. Please visit our page HERE with a listing of these specific shows!

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Our shows for The National Council for Behavioral Health are listed HERE.

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 For an edgier look at Behavioral Health join us on our new show Mental Health After Dark!

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 To be considered for the show, please email us your bio and availability for a pre-show interview.

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Go Fetch Wellness: Jeff Fink on the Mental Health and Canine Connection

One of our favorite subjects here on Mental Health News Radio is how animals can be used to positively impact mental wellness. Jeff Fink, founder of Go Fetch Wellnessearlpuppyvest joins us to discuss his work and the positive impact he and his therapy dog Earl are having in Behavioral Health.

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LISTEN TO OUR SECOND SHOW WITH JEFF!

 

Right from the Horses Mouth: Equine Assisted Therapy with Mental Health Patients Works!

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Join us for a discussion about the therapeutic benefits of using horses in Behavioral Health therapy. All of us at Mental Health News Radio are animal lovers with a passion for animal-assisted therapy. Our very own Melanie Vann will be co-hosting a series of radio shows interviewing the passionate human beings that devote their time to this unique therapeutic effort. Our guests, Kristin Fitzgerald and Melanie Vann, discuss the benefits, roots, and models for Equine Assisted Therapy. More information is included in their accompanying blog article.

We’ve never done a show like this one!  

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Welcome Melanie Vann, M.A. Counseling Psychology, Behavioral Health HIPAA Instructor

Please join us in welcoming Melanie Vann to everythingEHR. Melanie is working with our Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers and Public Behavioral Health Centers on HIPAA compliance and training. She works onsite with practices taking a view of all departments from administrative staff to the clinical team to make sure all processes are being followed that are specific to a behavioral health environment. 

Melanie joins us on Mental Health News Radio to discuss her love of animal-assisted therapy. She’s also our Creative Director, handling all of our marketing efforts for everythingEHR and our advocacy radio show. We could not do all that we do without her!

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Welcome Dr. Frederick DuFour to everythingEHR

FredLecturePlease join us in welcoming Frederick DuFour, PhD. as the Clinical Advisor for everythingEHR. Dr. DuFour has implemented the clinical and administrative workflow utilizing electronic health record software for multiple mental health and substance abuse agencies. He continues to serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University and teaches Evidence-Based Medicine with the clerkship programs at the SUNY Clinical Campus in Binghamton.

Learn more about Dr. DuFour on Mental Health News Radio!

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Fred served for eight years as Executive Director of The Family & Children’s Society in Binghamton, New York. He served as chief administrator of a non-for-profit human services agency that provides a number of specialized counseling and home care services in Broome and Tioga Counties. (www.familycs.org). These programs included a Home Care Aide Service, Family Homes for the Elderly, In Home Mental Health, Elder Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Clinic, Sexual Abuse Program, School Based Counseling, and Health Homes.

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