Strategies for Behavioral Health Management Across the Continuum of Care

20sep12:00 pm1:00 pmStrategies for Behavioral Health Management Across the Continuum of CareAHA Webinar

Event Details

September 20 at 12pm CST/11am MST

With nowhere else to go, individuals in need of behavioral health care are increasingly turning to hospitals for help. The surge in demand has overwhelmed resources at even the best staffed hospitals. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced (or more costly) than in the ED where the length of stay is considerably longer for behavioral health patients. This prevents bed turnover, leads to higher costs of care, poor patient experiences and outcomes, and treatment delays.

However, a well-designed behavioral health strategy should extend beyond the ED. The strategy should consider the full continuum of care, including upstream and downstream solutions for inpatient units and outpatient settings to improve access to timely psychiatric care and reduce preventable ED utilization. Instead of constantly bailing out the boat, let’s start plugging the holes.

Learn what aspects of care a well-designed behavioral health strategy should consider, including upstream and downstream solutions for inpatient units as well as outpatient settings to improve access to timely psychiatric care.

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Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)