The pandemic has only exacerbated the U.S. behavioral health crisis, but deploying digital behavioral health affords an opportunity to re-think the delivery of behavioral healthcare in a way that addresses the growing access issue.
Decades of research provides ample evidence of the worsening problem of health disparities in the United States. What will it take for healthcare organizations to promote social justice and reduce health disparities in the communities they serve? Our new report, maturity model, and original analysis highlight what healthcare organizations can do to work toward eliminating these disparities.
Health disparities continue to be a pervasive problem within the US healthcare system, leaving healthcare leaders with the question: Are we advancing the ball or taking steps backward? Our Chief Physician Executive Dr. Roger Ray talks about how to thoughtfully move toward health equity for all in this excerpt from Creating a New Healthcare.
As provider organizations prepare for a changed future, health systems must make it easier for medical staff to effectively deliver care across the system, without unnecessary barriers, bureaucracy, or costs. In this paper, we outline how four key components can help health systems increase agility, effectiveness, and cost efficiency in their medical staff functions.
Leaders need to think broadly about the capabilities of their clinicians and staff to respond to COVID-19 capacity issues. One group primed for elevation and expansion of role is advanced practice providers (APPs).
Hospitals have faced a considerable number of challenges during the pandemic, from managing shrinking margins to adapting to “surge standards of care.” Responding to regulatory and accrediting agency activities has not been one of these concerns, but as surveying activities resume, quality and safety scrutiny will be higher than ever in the days and months ahead.
With a growing acknowledgement of the longevity of COVID-19, the workforce will need ongoing support as they try to cope with the anticipated peaks and valleys of the curve, which will continue until there is an effective treatment or vaccine.
To address the increased demand for behavioral healthcare, primary care practices should adopt evidence-based models, such as collaborative care, that integrate primary and behavioral healthcare.
The stress and uncertainty created by COVID-19 will drive increased demand for behavioral health services. Providers must be prepared to support increased needs for services as well as the mental and emotional health of their own workforce.