Capacity Planning

Apr 20, 2021
WakeMed Health & Hospitals faced a behavioral health crisis in the system’s seven emergency departments in 2017. Patients waited for days to get access to acute inpatient services. Today, a high-performance, multidisciplinary network of inpatient, outpatient and community-benefit…
Apr 20, 2021
In Tampa Bay and West Central Florida, 1 in 6 people live with depression and 1 in 12 have a substance use disorder. Leaders from a broad representation of health care systems, agencies, elected officials, insurance companies, large employers and community service agencies recognized that they…
Apr 20, 2021
Rural areas have the highest rates of suicide and drug overdoses in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Avera Behavioral Health offers a full suite of behavioral health care services including a comprehensive eCARE telehealth solution delivering services in…
Mar 2, 2021
A report issued by the group last month, the “National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation,” provides a framework for how hospitals and health systems, public health, government leaders and others can work together during future crises. The wide-ranging report addresses three primary areas in which…
Jan 12, 2021
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic turbulence last year, some of America’s largest companies were forced to reexamine their strategies to disrupt health care in an effort to reduce costs, increase access and forge stronger bonds with consumers. Some, like Amazon, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and…
Dec 8, 2020
Sejal B. Shah, M.D., and Carla B. Monteiro, a licensed clinical social worker, at Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital write that stigma and disparities around the opioid epidemic can disproportionately affect the Black and African American communities. In this blog, they urge providers to…
Dec 3, 2020
About two years ago, the Buprenorphine Team — or B team — was formed at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Our goal is to offer Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for patients with opioid…
Dec 1, 2020
Health care coverage is eroding for many Americans as some health insurers are restricting access to services through administrative barriers and inappropriately withholding reimbursement from providers. The American Hospital Association released this white paper to examine a number of these…
Nov 18, 2020
In this episode, Rebecca Chickey, MPH, senior director of behavioral health and field engagement at the American Hospital Association is joined by Brian Kay, vice president of continuous improvement at Rogers Behavioral Health, as well as Dr. Patrick O’Malley, medical director of primary care…
Nov 11, 2020
A website launched during the pandemic provides reliable resources for people to manage their mental health and seek help for loved ones and themselves when needed.