News | September 24, 2007

New Report Aims to Help Hospitals Improve Behavioral Health Services

September 25, 2007 - As funding for behavioral health services remains inadequate, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a report to assist hospitals facing a growing demand for such services.
The report, developed by the 18-member AHA Behavioral Health Task Force, offers recommendations to improve behavioral health services.
“Patients coming into the hospital with physical illness such as heart failure and cancer may also face behavioral health disorders,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO. “While we do a good job of treating the physical illness, oftentimes we don’t adequately address the behavioral health issues that may go hand-in-hand with these conditions.”
The recommendations developed by the Task Force are presented around six themes that address strategies hospitals can undertake in their own organization and community. The themes include a community needs assessment, behavioral health planning, community collaboration, adequate financing, employer practices, and advocacy. Each theme includes several recommendations hospitals can consider when determining the appropriate role for behavioral health services in their communities. Following most recommendations is a brief case example.

For more information: www.aha.org

Related Content

MR-HIFU, ThermoDox, combination therapy, recurrent childhood tumors, Celsion, Children's National Health System, Phase I clinical study
News | Oncology Related Products | December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016 — Children’s National Health System and Celsion Corp.
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continues to build its library of appropriate use
contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CEUS, liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, study, Advances in Contrast Ultrasound conference, ICUS
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively...
cardio-oncology, echo strain assessment, echoinsight, epsilon

Epsilon's EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain. 

Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat
Carestream, Clinical Collaboration Platform, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology
News | Enterprise Imaging | April 20, 2016
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (Appleton, Wis.) implemented Carestream’s Vue for Clinical Collaboration Platform...
cancer immunotherapy, development, Axel Hoos, Nature Reviews, imaging
News | Oncology Related Products | March 31, 2016
In a paper published in Nature Reviews last week, Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., laid out the current immunotherapy...
Pyrexar, buy back outside ownership, Person Medical, BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System

BSD-2000 image courtesy of Pyrexar Medical

News | Oncology Related Products | March 15, 2016
Pyrexar announced it has purchased back outside ownership from Person Medical (formerly BSD Medical), concluding a...
BTG, LC Bead LUMI, radiopaque embolic bead, Philips Healthcare, Live Image Guidance, liver cancer
News | Interventional Radiology | February 09, 2016
BTG plc and Royal Philips announced a significant milestone in their collaboration with the treatment of the first...
Overlay Init