Quality and Safety Consulting for Behavioral Health Programs
At Schafer Consulting, we conduct in-depth assessments and develop action plans to improve behavioral health service quality and patient safety. In doing so, we assist hospitals reduce the risk of critical incidents and sentinel events while enhancing clinical care.
Behavioral Health Safety Assessment
The list below briefly describes the areas we often review relative to psychiatric patient and safety and quality on inpatient psychiatric units and in-hospital Emergency Departments. In practice, we tailor each project to the hospital’s needs and goals.
Behavioral Health Quality Improvement
We work with Behavioral Health programs to improve the quality of care and treatment outcomes. Using quality metrics, collaboration and observation our team helps hospitals assess and improve mental health and substance abuse treatment.
National Quality systems that our team improves include those from the Psychiatric Core Measures from the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) measures and Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS). The Specifications Manual for the National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures from the Joint Commission and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services aligns both criteria to create a common national hospital performance measures with a single set of common documentation.
These measures and data elements are reviewed relative to the Behavioral Health operations and identify impediments to optimal performance. Our written findings and recommendations can then used to implement changes.
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We use industry best practices and over twenty years hands-on field experience working with Behavioral Health management teams to accomplish our goals. Discuss your safety and quality objectives with our consultants today.