A new campaign launched by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) provides resources for hospitals to improve policies and practices that will reduce healthcare worker burnout and improve their mental health.
Pennsylvania-based Highmark Health is making that connection by integrating behavioral healthcare services into its insurance plans through the My Highmark digital health portal. The platform is supported by Spring Health, a New York-based mental healthcare provider serving more than 4,500 employers and health plans.
If the pandemic taught us anything, it was that healthcare needs to meet patients where they are—not the other way around. In terms of pediatric care, this means reevaluating how schools, students, and faculty access healthcare. Let’s talk about how modern healthcare solutions are improving access to top-tier services on school campuses.
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is launching NAPNAP Cares, with online continuing education (CE) courses designed to support pediatric-focused NPs and advanced practice RNs (APRNs) as they respond to the growing need for mental health care among young patients.
Addressing mental health needs is a primary aspect of healthcare in the post-COVID world, the new chief medical officer of MSU Health Care says.
Patient safety has been a pressing issue in healthcare since 1999, with the publication of the landmark report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Despite two decades of attention, estimates of annual patient deaths due to medical errors have risen steadily to as many as 440,000 lives, a figure that was reported in the Journal of Patient Safety in 2013.
Of the nurse respondents, 81% are concerned about patients becoming violent, which is understandable given that 59% of them reported a dangerous event at their workplace, according to the Healthcare Worker Safety Survey conducted by Motorola Solutions, which specializes in video security and access control.
CMS required the accrediting organization to increase training of its surveyors, as well as make other procedural changes, to ensure TJC was aligned with the federal agency’s oversight of psychiatric hospitals, according to an announcement in the Federal Register, scheduled to be published on February 27.
The new research article, which was published in Health Affairs, is based on data collected from more than 100,000 primary care visits from 2006 to 2018. Data was drawn from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
A recent study found that patients with behavioral health conditions face annual healthcare costs of $12,272 versus $3,552 for patients without. But it’s not just a matter of cost; over half of adults in the U.S. with mental illnesses, or roughly 27 million people, do not receive treatment for their condition.