Pilot Aims to Cut Children’s Wait Times for Mental Health Services

A new program offering online psychiatric appointments will serve children who, in many cases, would otherwise wait months before receiving treatment.

The Pediatric Telepsychiatry Pilot program in Champaign County will offer Continue reading

Prescription Drug Use Under Watch

The goal is to identify those who may abuse prescription drugs.

Software designed by a local physician to “score” patients’ risk for prescription drug abuse will be used in a federal pilot study looking at prescription practices.

NarxCheck, developed by Dr. Jim Huizenga, an emergency department doctor at Kettering Medical Center, and Eagle Software Corp., will be used in the study, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading