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.

3 Ways to Better Prepare for Surveys

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 ...

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.

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