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.

AI and Predictive Analytics in Behavioral Health (Part 2)

Aug 22, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics have the potential to completely transform healthcare. They will play a significant role in behavioral health in the years to come. How? We began discussing the possibilities in a previous post on AI ...

AI and Predictive Analytics in Behavioral Health (Part 1)

Aug 17, 2023

Our collective imaginations have recently been captured by ChatGPT and its ability to mimic human conversational writing. Yet ChatGPT is just the tip of the iceberg where artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics are concerned. In recent years, we ...

Is Your Facility Survey Ready? 3 Key Steps to Prepare

Aug 16, 2023

BY BECKY DVORAK MBA, MSN, BSN, RN Senior Vice President, Clinical Services Is your unit prepared for a survey? If you can answer yes, you are a part of an exceedingly small group of hospital leaders. Survey readiness ...

The Shifting Demographics of Adolescent Inpatients

Aug 10, 2023

BY JAMES HOLLAND, DATA SCIENTIST, MHO A recent report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put adolescent mental health under a spotlight, with emerging trends raising significant concerns particularly among teenage females. The reveals an ...

What is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Jul 24, 2023

A co-occurring disorder refers to the presence of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder occurring simultaneously in an individual. It requires an integrated and comprehensive approach to address the complex interaction between these conditions, ensuring appropriate ...

What is Behavioral Health Management?

Jul 24, 2023

Behavioral health management is a holistic approach to improving mental and emotional well-being through assessment, treatment planning, therapy, and ongoing support. It involves identifying and addressing individual challenges, promoting healthy coping strategies, and fostering personal growth to achieve optimal mental ...

Why Social Determinants Should Impact Mental Health Assessments

Jul 10, 2023

There has been a recent emphasis in the healthcare sector on better understanding how social determinants impact individual health. Based on what we have learned over the past few years, it seems apparent that social determinants play a bigger ...

Key Baseline Features Every EMR Should Offer

Jul 3, 2023

Behavioral health management companies are known to recommend certain electronic medical records (EMR) solutions. Some have a vested interest in a particular solution while others just prefer one over another. It is important to behavioral health providers to not ...

Does Your Organization Make Use of Business Intelligence?

Jun 27, 2023

There is no denying that healthcare is a business in the United States. It may be a business with altruistic leanings, but it is a business, nonetheless. That being the case, everyone from hospital administrators to private practice owners ...

How Prevalent Is Ableism in Relation to Mental Disabilities?

Jun 27, 2023

The act of discriminating against individuals based on disability is known as ableism. Identifying ableism in the context of physical disability is fairly easy to identify. But what about mental disability? How prevalent is ableism in ...

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