Clinical Integration

As hospital and health leaders continue to seek sustainable solutions to address workforce shortages, negative margins and rising labor costs, they may want to take a deeper look at ways to integrate physical and behavioral health services.
In 2019, Pennsylvania’s York County Community Needs Assessment revealed a community in crisis. Over half of the area’s population experienced depressive symptoms within a two-week period, yet residents struggled to get needed care. 21% of respondents didn’t know where to find a mental health…
Unparalleled workforce shortages, negative margins and increasing labor expenses are creating multiple challenges for hospitals and health systems — but integrating physical and behavioral health services can reduce the total cost of care, improve outcomes and improve workforce satisfaction.
Yale New Haven Hospital improves patient outcomes and experience through behavioral and physical health integration.
Drops in hospitalizations, reduced total cost of care and better patient depression and anxiety scores result from two evidence-based models.
According to the CDC, 80% of pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented; that’s a 20% increase from previous years. Know why? That’s the theme for today’s Maternal Health Awareness Day – Know Why. Maternal Health Awareness Day, Jan. 23, shines a light on the many complex factors contributing to…
Burnout is not new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has helped fuel this workplace phenomenon.
The caregiver experience is one that’s deeply personal and unique. Understanding how to support caregivers means hearing their stories, and better understanding their needs and challenges, so that collaboratively-developed programs at the community level can support them.
Health care organizations receive free guidance on providing age-friendly care, part of the seven-month Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community led by the American Hospital Association