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Innovation Spotlight— Catholic Health Services of Long Island Improves Care Access for Behavioral Health Patients

Studies show that prompt psychiatric consultation during hospitalization is associated with reduced length of stay, use of hospital resources and burden on family and caregivers. However, due to the severe psychiatrist shortage, these services are a challenge to provide in a timely fashion. Catholic Health Services of Long Island addressed this challenge using telepsychiatry.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Innovation Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.

Published December 7, 2018