While coordinating care for patients with mental health disorders is critical, it is often challenging—or even overlooked—in the complex U.S. healthcare system. Evidence-based care transition models can significantly improve outcomes, especially in emergency department settings.
Fueled by personal experiences, Peggy Terhune, PhD, leads North Carolina-based Monarch with a vision of continuous improvement and innovation, and a trauma-informed approach to treatment for patients and their families.
CEOs routinely make final decisions and hope they are advancing the best interests of the organization. How much should they rely on the team, especially those devoted to quality improvement (QI) strategies? How much should they rely on their judgment?
A new site is launching in July with the aim of bringing more uniformity to the measurement of addiction treatment and helping patients find care with standardized information on the quality of facilities.
Psychosocial factors are clearly important in determining health status and driving primary care visits. If we are prepared, the primacy of behavior change in health improvement could place our field on the frontlines of healthcare delivery.
As the healthcare sector grows to 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) with no reversal in sight, demands for change are increasingly dire. For starters, how can behavioral healthcare help solve the dilemma of healthcare costs?
Eight medical device makers, including a startup that uses virtual reality to treat chronic pain, topped an innovation contest aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said last week.