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Sandra McKnight
April 17, 2015
Jacqueline Sommerville

Technology has advanced over the past forty years. The changes have advanced from inoperable to interoperable. These advances in technology impacted human services in a very positive way. Through email, text messaging, face time or skype, human service workers can communicate in or out of the office. We will identify and describe services provided by mental health, discuss interoperability and human services, describe three modes of interoperability, describe how each model could be integrated into the organization, and possible back up plans should technology fail.
Mental Health Provider and Services Provided The mental health organization provides services to adult, children, adolescents, and families as a unit. The service varies according to the need of the individual or family. A mental health provider may work in different settings, such as private practice, hospitals, community agencies, or other facilities. They include but not limited to: psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric mental health nurse, physician assistant, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or clergy. According to Mayo Clinic (Staff, 1998-2015), the psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental disorders, provide counseling, and provide medication to the client. The psychologist can diagnose and treat the disorder while providing counseling. They are unable to provide medication but can make a referral. A psychiatric mental health nurse is a registered nurse with specialized training in mental health issues. There services vary but they can diagnose and treat mental illnesses depending on their education and can prescribe medication if state law allows (Staff, 1998-2015). According to the Mayo clinic, the physician assistant can diagnose and treat mental disorder, provide…...

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