The Fifth Patient

In an ideal world, ALL inpatients would show improvement on clinical outcomes assessments. As it turns out, MOST do improve. In the July 2021 Analytics in Action, MHO begins to explore differences in the inpatient population for those patients who do not show...

Mixed Signals in Adolescents

Stereotypes surrounding attitudes and behaviors of the general teen population run rampant. Left is right. Up is down. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO takes a look at the mixed signals adolescent patients are sending about their behavioral health...

Fostering Patient Independence

Self-efficacy is a key component of recovery and patients’ ability to tackle daily life. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO explores outcomes data for insights into how well behavioral health facilities are fostering a sense of self-efficacy and independence in...

Outcomes In Tobacco Users

The rate of tobacco use amongst psychiatric inpatients continues to be several multiples higher than the rate of the general population. This month, MHO dives into inpatient tobacco use rates, how those patients fare in treatment, and potential steps toward improving...

Look for the Silver Lining

Growing up as a boy in Staten Island, NY, my father was someone who loved to be in the outdoors, despite our city life existence. He was always planning family camping trips in the summer for my mother, sister, brother and I.  What great memories I have of trips to...

Is Patient Satisfaction Related to Diagnosis?

With so much emphasis on drivers of patient satisfaction within a facility’s control, a common question MHO receives is whether patient characteristics are influencing satisfaction.  This month, MHO examines the relationship between diagnosis and patient...

Opportunities to be Found

These days Mental Health has taken on a whole other meaning as COVID-19 has changed the rhythm of our daily lives—Just. Like. That!  With little preparation, life as we knew it was cancelled and substituted by a stay-at-home, shelter-in-place way of existence. Jobs...