As health care continues to evolve under the influence powerful demographic, technological, and political forces, some things will not change. Overall public well-being will continue to depend on the quality of behavioral and physical health care delivered as part of a comprehensive program of services targeting social determinants of health.
Behavioral Health Care Data and Research
Behavioral health science seeks to combine large, deep pools of public health data with clinical evidence-based research, criminal justice data, and addictions and substance abuse research into an innovative set of behavioral health analytics. Within this fluid mix of interdisciplinary variables, clinical and allied health senior managers identify opportunities to improve the value and effectiveness of patient care outcomes.
Value based behavioral healthcare state of the art by the increasing confluence of Big Data and tighter program value controls. IT systems and advanced population data, based on clinical results and evidence-based treatment and intervention programs, provide direction in the focus of coordinated care.
The range of technical, analytical, and collaborative skills required in this generation of clinical and allied health leadership is as vast and profound as the challenges they face. With the unwavering objective of improving health outcomes, behavioral health leaders and practitioners embrace the results of evidence-based clinical practice and credible research programs.
Behavioral Health Academic Programs
Behavioral health programs are well established and advancing in academic as well as clinical settings. The University of Kentucky Doctor of Nursing Practice program is an excellent example of state of the art work in developing progressive medical leadership.
The foundation of the program rests equally on “ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for nursing practice…” and as the basis for improving patient care and public health outcomes.
Interim Behavioral Health Leaders Add Value
One thing is clear. The interplay between clinical leadership, public health data, and academic research will continue to increase. So will the value and complexity of behavioral health patient care delivered by evidence-based health care teams and organizations.
NHS Solutions provides interim Clinical and Allied Health senior managers to hospitals throughout the country. We specialize in clinical nurse leadership. We have regular opportunities for interim leaders in behavioral health management.