Our Behavioral Health Blog: Insights & Expertise

The Horizon Health blog features insights and expertise from a variety of behavioral and mental health professionals from within our organization and beyond. Rich with information, we hope this mental healthcare blog becomes one of your go-to resources.

Patients Leaving Against Medical Advice (AMA)

May 5, 2022

Knowing whether a patient is at risk of leaving against medical advice (AMA) can help guide care. Patients who choose to leave AMA during their hospital stay are more often admitted with ...

Behavioral Health Programs: Treating Patients with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Mar 24, 2022

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, more than 31% of people in the United States will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific ...

Patient Safety on a Behavioral Health Unit

Feb 15, 2022

Patient safety – preventing death or severe permanent harm – is of the greatest concern in any medical facility, particularly Behavioral Health.   Because of the vulnerability of patients admitted to inpatient behavioral health units (BHU), safety ...

Giving a Boost to Your Net Promoter Score

Jan 19, 2022

Giving your Net Promoter Score (NPS) a boost is a challenge but one that can be overcome with practical and disciplined approaches.  To help identify some of these approaches and benefits, our colleagues at Mental Health Outcomes (MHO) ...

The State of Substance Use Disorder in America

Jan 5, 2022

Substance Abuse Disorder or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a term that triggers an immediate emotion for all of us.  According to Mental Health America’s 2022 State of Mental Health in America report, 7.4 million adults in America ...

3 Ways to Address the Great Resignation in Your Hospital

Dec 28, 2021

The Great Resignation is a challenge facing every industry in the United States and at various stages of an employee’s career.  According to research by Harvard Business Review, employees between ...

3 Ways to Better Prepare for Survey

Nov 23, 2021

With the importance surveys have on your hospital’s success, it is important to appreciate the opportunity surveys present to you.  The view of dread or opportunity greatly relies on the prioritization you place on your survey preparedness.  ...

The Benefit of Identifying Restraint Risks

Nov 9, 2021

The decision to restrain a patient remains controversial.  Amongst many of the restraint risks facing your patient’s experience are the psychological and emotional effects a patient feels being restrained.  On a very basic level, your patient can ...

The Fifth Patient

Aug 2, 2021

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 ...

Mixed Signals in Adolescents

Jun 30, 2021

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 ...

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