Dr. Thomas Young, founder and chief medical officer of nView Health, discusses opportunities for hospitals to play a more significant role in achieving concrete improvements to the current mental health system in a new Becker's Hospital Review column.
In "Role of hospital systems in helping repair the broken mental health system," Dr. Young touches on a number of key topics including:
- the responsibility of hospital systems in identifying and supporting patients with behavioral health issues;
- where in the system hospitals should implement the solutions needed to effectively screen patients;
- the importance of screening data and the ability to share this information across the continuum of care; and
- initial, essential steps hospitals should take to begin strengthening their actions around mental health.
As Dr. Young notes, "Behavioral health cannot be a secondary consideration. We must do all of this and do it all at once if we hope to achieve the necessary makeover our nation's mental healthcare system requires and our patients deserve."
Access his Becker's Hospital Review column here.
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