Analytics in Action

  • 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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  • Full Reflection: Moonlight Diagnoses

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    The celestial muse to many a bard, our moon inspires volumes of lore and mythology. The full moon governs superstitions ranging from werewolves to hysteria. But what does the data have to say?

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  • Do You Have the Right Perspective?

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    Patient Satisfaction remains critical to the success of hospitals. What can hospitals do to increase satisfaction and loyalty? A patients involvement in treatment decisions and being treated with dignity and respect strongly impacts patient satisfaction scores.

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  • Employee Engagement

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    Patient Satisfaction remains critical to the success of hospitals. What can hospitals do to increase satisfaction and loyalty? A patients involvement in treatment decisions and being treated with dignity and respect strongly impacts patient satisfaction scores.

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  • Avoiding Falls

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    A patient’s vulnerability to fall during treatment is strongly associated with personal characteristics, such as age, cognitive impairment, and medical conditions. But, what treatment characteristics increase the risk of patient falls?

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  • Geriatric Depression

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    Geriatric depression can be difficult to recognize, but should not be considered a normal part of aging. Depression later in life is associated with changes in emotional processing, suicidality, cardiovascular diseases, and morbidity from heart diseases. These findings highlight the importance of recognizing and treating depression in the geriatric population.

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  • Happy Birthday?

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    Make a Wish! Do you often find yourself in a party hat, serving up birthday cake to your patients? The question, “Why are so many patients admitted close to their birthday?” was posed to Mental Health Outcomes. The answer is simple:They aren’t. It only seems to be the case because…

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  • Falls Prevention

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    Did you know that falls are the sixth leading cause of death in older adults? This month’s special analysis email is a focus on falls. Who is at risk? What are the environmental hazards?

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