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.

The Dichotomy of Mental Health Needs in Older Americans

Jun 18, 2021

Older Americans are sometimes viewed as a single group in terms of mental health, but does data support this? In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO investigates differences in “younger” and “older” older adults.

Fostering Patient Independence

Aug 3, 2020

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 ...

Picking the Right Clinical Assessment Outcomes Tool

Jul 2, 2020

Picking the right clinical assessment outcomes tool to assist in treatment planning and monitoring program performance can be a challenge, especially when balancing the practical and ideal. Often in a push for efficiency, providers select a tool with a ...

Outcomes In Tobacco Users

Jun 15, 2020

Tobacco Users are admitted to Inpatient Behavioral Health programs with higher severity and when released, though they have improved, still have a higher severity of mental health challenges at discharge.

Look for the Silver Lining

May 18, 2020

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, ...

Is Patient Satisfaction Related to Diagnosis?

May 1, 2020

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 satisfaction.

Opportunities to be Found

Apr 21, 2020

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 ...

First Impressions Matter

Apr 3, 2020

Participating in step-down outpatient care following an inpatient stay is important for maintaining gains made during the inpatient stay. This month, MHO takes a look at how patient satisfaction   may be able to help boost the number of ...

Superstitious: To Be, or Not To Be

Mar 17, 2020

Credit: Michael Meier   Find a penny pick it up, the rest the day you’ll have good luck. What are some of my crazy superstitions?  Wearing my shamrock pants for a Notre Dame football game; taking a nap and having ...

Winter Blues: Is There Really Such a Thing?

Feb 29, 2020

Depression severity does not seem to be impacted by seasonality and instead varies by demographics.  Outcomes data clearly show facilities can help patients resolve to take care of themselves whether snow, rain, sleet or shine!   ...

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