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By Briana Cohen | Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
To improve care in the ED, one organization has tested a short-term unit where patients with mental health conditions or substance use disorders can transition home or to an inpatient program in a space that is quieter than the general ED environment.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Triple Aim for Populations
By Lorie Martin | Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
The Camden Coalition popularized the idea of "hotspotting," the strategic use of data to reallocate resources to a small subset of patients with complex needs. A recent study of the model was disappointing, but not without a great deal of learning for improving care.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Complex Needs, Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
Many emergency departments lack the capacity to adequately support people with behavioral health conditions. One team shares how they streamlined processes, created protocols, and worked with their community to improve care.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Triple Aim for Populations
By Tricia Bolender | Thursday, Feb 06, 2020
Many organizations are trying to address population health issues. A new guide lays out a 10-step framework to help organizations accelerate the achievement of their population health, well-being, and equity goals.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery, Community, Population Health
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020
Simply working harder will not address the challenges of improving behavioral health care in the emergency department (ED) — system-level changes are needed. An excerpt from the Improving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department and Upstream white paper shares the four key elements for improvement.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Triple Aim for Populations
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