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.

Nursing Hours & Patient Outcomes

May 31, 2016

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

Feb 2, 2016

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 ...

Satisfaction: Diagnoses and Severity

Dec 15, 2015

Key Drivers of Poor Satisfaction

Nov 15, 2015

Moonlight Diagnoses

Oct 20, 2015

Avoiding Falls

Jun 9, 2015

Avoiding Patient Falls: Risk Factors BY Elizabeth Vera-Bolanos, DATA ANALYST     ...

Employee Engagement

Jun 4, 2015


Is Depression Seasonal or Regional?

Mar 27, 2015

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 ...

Falls Prevention

Mar 27, 2015

  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 ...

Happy Birthday?

Mar 23, 2015

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 ...

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