Analytics in Action

  • First Impressions Matter

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    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 patients that participate in step-down, and how patient satisfaction changes with subsequent…

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  • Is it really just the winter blues?

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    With Winter Solstice behind us and Spring looming, you might be thinking things are looking up for patients that suffer from seasonal depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not considered a separate disorder, but rather a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. While SAD is based on timing,…

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  • Social Determinants of Health

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    It is generally accepted that a hospital’s case mix influences their outcomes, so what’s influencing case mix? In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO investigates the impact of social determinants in a hospital’s surrounding community on the hospital’s case mix.

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  • HBIPS-1: Admission Screening

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    Inpatient screening practices within the first 3 days of admission for 5 components are reported by facilities participating in TJC’s Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS). Because many facilities do well on this quality measure (HBIPS-1), it is said to be “topped out”. But can it still provide useful information?…

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  • Stepping Down

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    Participating in step-down outpatient care following an inpatient stay is thought to correspond to better outcomes for patients. This month, MHO takes a look at outcomes data along the step-down paths available to patients.

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  • What behavioral problems are residential youth self-reporting?

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    Regardless of level of care, youth can experience difficulties across behavioral domains. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO explores differences and similarities in the behavioral problems reported by residential youth patients by age and sex.

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  • Out with the old, in with the new?

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    Is newer always better? What do patients think? This month, MHO set out to take a look at how new construction facilities compare to existing facilities in patient satisfaction, and what each type of facility can do to boost satisfaction.

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  • Alcohol Quality Measure

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    MHO has patient level quality data that is reported publicly in aggregate form for over 200 inpatient facilities, but what do those data tell us about the patients we see and the treatment they receive? This month, we take a look at how well patient substance use screening results align…

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  • Examining Youth Residential Treatment Programs

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    Children and adolescents are often treated in a residential setting side by side. But is that where the similarities end? In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO explores data differences between child and adolescent RTC programs.

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  • 2 Truths & A Lie

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    When a patient is admitted to an inpatient program, clinicians have an idea of how long their length of stay ought to be. Often times, though, a patient’s length of stay ends up substantially shorter. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO explores the usefulness of outcomes for patients with…

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  • Can’t Get No Satisfaction Without Clinical Outcomes

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    The race for top patient satisfaction scores is neck and neck, leaving programs to wonder what they can do to pull ahead of the pack. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO looks into the relationship between clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, and explores how performance in clinical outcomes can…

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  • Is Facetime the new Face-to-Face?

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    Telemedicine is a rapidly expanding tool that provides prompt care by connecting patients to doctors via technology. With psychiatrists in short supply and more facilities adopting Telemedicine, we asked: What do patients think of Telemedicine?

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  • IT’S COMPLICATED

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    Medical comorbidities are the rule, not the exception, for psychiatric inpatients of all ages. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO looks into just how common medical comorbidities are, which ones inpatients present with the most, and how you can use this information to provide enhanced care for your patients.

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  • Double your Outcomes Data Volume Compliance

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    Do you find your outcomes reports have less data than you were expecting? Are you spending too much time organizing paper forms? Do you wish your data could show up in reports more quickly? If you answered yes, or if you’ve simply ever thought, “There’s got to be a better…

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  • Star-Crossed Satisfaction

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    We’ve all checked online ratings of service providers to help make informed decisions. Patients are no different. But how do psychiatric hospital online ratings match up with patient satisfaction scores that hospitals collect from patients? Do they really help patients make informed decisions?

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  • A Tale of Two Clocks

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    Most of us struggle at least a bit after time change. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO investigates the impact of Daylight Savings Time on inpatients.

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  • The Change Up

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    Continuity of psychotropic medications is a key part of achieving and maintaining patient stability, but continuity is a common challenge. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO provides insight into how frequently medication switching occurs during the admission process and which medications top the list.

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  • Millennials & Gen X vs. Baby Boomers

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    Can the Basis32™ successfully monitor outcomes for Boomers that are treated alongside Gen Xers and Millenials?

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  • The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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    Most inpatients of all ages expect to be helped by treatment, and most patients feel their expectations were met…

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  • Does Recovery Stop at the Hospital Door?

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    Data collected by MHO at the 45 day follow-up allows for measuring if improvement made during the inpatient stay is maintained, reduced, or further improved.

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  • What It Means To Be A “Provider Of Choice”

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    The referral source satisfaction survey is a six-item survey completed by community care providers who have referred patients to participating facilities. Five areas of service are rated on a scale of 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent). The sixth item, “Are we your provider of choice?”, is a key marker of…

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  • What Do Outcomes Data Tell Us About Readmitted Inpatients?

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    12,860 CQI+ patients with a readmission to the same program within 45 days of their first admission, representing 3.9% of 2016-2017 CQI+ admissions.

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  • Length of Stay

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    There is no one-size-fits-all length of stay. Someone’s “too short” is someone else’s “about right”; it depends on a patient’s current sense of well-being and how much they feel they have improved. Patients of all ages and severity can communicate when they need more help.

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  • Impact of ACA & Medicaid Expansion

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    The healthcare landscape has seen significant changes since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, including the adoption of Medicaid Expansion by some states. What do CQI+ data say about the impact of ACA and Medicaid Expansion on adult inpatients?

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