Outcomes

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. That’s why we’ve collected data on over one million patients, allowing us to ask and answer all the right questions.

What can we answer for you?

CQI+ is Horizon’s clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction benchmarking system and is operated by Horizon’s subsidiary, Mental Health Outcomes (MHO).  Horizon Health was a pioneer in the design and implementation of behavioral health outcomes measurement.  The CQI+ Outcomes Measurement System provides a combination of standardized, proprietary, and custom clinical and case-mix data tools to provide the largest behavioral health outcomes benchmarking and performance improvement database.

The CQI+ system provides objective comparative outcomes that provide to the healthcare provider the information needed to answer their most important question, “Do our patients improve?”

MHO provides support and submission services for both The Joint Commission Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) and the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Measures.

Nursing Hours & Patient Outcomes

Clients will often inquire if staffing ratios impact outcomes and request that MHO investigate the relationship between nursing hours and patient outcomes: Does more staff mean better care? The ratio of nurses to patients is important for inpatient psychiatric units...

Probing Electroconvulsive Therapy

Society is becoming more aware of health issues, fighting stigmas that mental illness and its treatments bring. ECT is a viable option for many patients. It is important to keep in mind that ECT is often patients' last hope of relief from severe depression. Top...

Is Depression Seasonal or Regional?

  Is Depression Seasonal or Regional? BY NEIL SUNDAY, DATA ANALYST Q: Is there a relationship between Depression      diagnosis rates by month, season, or region? A: Yes …Well kind of … Greater percentages of patients with Depression as their primary diagnosis...

Falls Prevention

  We are never finished preventing falls! BY Neil Sunday, DATA ANALYST Did you know that falls are the sixth leading cause of death in older adults?1 This month’s special analysis email is a focus on falls. Who is at risk? What are the environmental hazards? Fall...

Happy Birthday?

Do Patients Seek Treatment on Their Birthday? By Neil Sunday, Data Analyst Make a Wish! Do you often find yourself in a party hat, serving up birthday cake to your patients? The question, “Why are so many patients admitted close to their birthday?” was posed to Mental...

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression: Do you recognize it? BY REBECCA (LANGLET) SARTORELLI, DATA QUALITY SPECIALIST Geriatric depression can be difficult to recognize, but should not be considered a normal part of aging¹. Depression later in life is associated with changes in...

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