Analytics in Action

  • 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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  • Are involuntary patients less satisfied?

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    Admission status does not influence satisfaction scores. Involuntary and voluntary patients find staff and their treatment to be equally helpful, so it’s important to remember involuntary status does not prevent establishing a positive relationship or delivering effective treatment.

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  • What are our patients telling us?

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    Hospitals are increasing their focus on patient satisfaction, including capturing patient feedback through comments.

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  • Sheer Lunacy III

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    MHO investigates the full moon effect on patients.

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  • Measurement Leads to Improvement

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    One of the main goals of measuring patient outcomes is to improve patient care by tracking and evaluating how patients do while in treatment. To this end the question arises, do patient outcomes improve over time once a program starts measuring them?

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  • Nursing Hours & Patient Outcomes

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    The relationship between nursing hours and patient outcomes: Does more staff mean better care? An ideal ratio of nurses to patients is important for inpatient psychiatric units to provide the best care to patients and best working environment for staff. Therefore target staffing ratios are developed for safe-staffing ratios given…

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  • Probing ECT

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    Society is becoming more aware of mental health issues, fighting stigmas that mental illnesses and its treatments bring. ECT is a viable option for many patients. It is important to keep in mind that ECT is often patients’ last hope of relief from severe depression.

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  • Satisfaction: Diagnoses & Severity

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    Healthcare providers know the demands of treating patients with severe symptoms and the challenge of achieving recognition for providing high quality care for the most severe patients. Our goal is to provide all patients, regardless of acuity, with excellent care. Considering your patients and milieu, how do you ensure the…

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  • Falls Webinar

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    A review of the driving factors of falls.

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  • Poor Satisfaction

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    1 percent of inpatients reported poor satisfaction, an additional 4.5% reported fair satisfaction. What are the Key Drivers?

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