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.

Implementing a Corrective Plan of Action for Your Facility

Sep 19, 2023

A big part of behavioral health consulting is helping facilities uncover their weak links so that corrective plans of action can be implemented. Note that any action designed to strengthen weak links will only be as successful as ...

6 Reasons For Benchmarking Behavioral Health Outcomes

Sep 18, 2023

We like to reinforce the need to benchmark behavioral health outcomes with a statement that is simultaneously simple and profound: You cannot manage what you do not measure. Sounds pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Yet benchmarking outcomes isn’t something ...

New Era for Addressing Employee’s Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Sep 15, 2023

By Anne Kennedy, SPHR Director of Human Resources, Horizon Health Stress is a common problem for employees at work, and it was heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have returned to a post-COVID period, one silver lining ...

What Is Care Management’s Role in Behavioral Health?

Aug 31, 2023

As a concept, care management is relatively new in the behavioral health sector. But its roots are as old as medicine itself. Care management’s philosophy is one of coordinating care and services provided by multiple entities in order to ...

Value-Based Payments as an Emerging Trend in Healthcare

Aug 30, 2023

You may have forgotten about it, but one of the big topics discussed during the run up to passage of the Affordable Care Act back in 2010 was changing the way payers reimburse service providers. Lawmakers wanted to see ...

Studies Linking Cannabis and Mental Health Issues Are Alarming

Aug 29, 2023

One of our responsibilities as a behavioral health consulting firm is to look at study data and its relationship to how we can help our clients provide better services. To that end, we have been analyzing data that ...

Is Student Loan Assistance a Viable Mental Health Recruiting Tool

Aug 28, 2023

The mental health consulting industry is very much aware of the recruiting problem healthcare providers face. In short, there are just not enough mental health professionals to go around. It appears the state of Michigan believes it has found ...

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 ...

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