Vital for Providers: The Top 6 Reasons You Need BHI
A few weeks ago, we released a blog post focused on BHI, the sixth vital indicator of patient wellbeing. Our proprietary BHI is an essential addition to the vital mix as it sheds light on a patient’s overall state of health—including behavioral health elements that are likely to negatively impact outcomes if they go unaddressed.
But BHI is not only the sixth vital sign for patients, it is also an essential vital sign for providers, capable of helping them understand, demonstrate and improve performance.
Why? In short, BHI puts a measurable and therefore manageable number on risk associated with behavioral health conditions at a patient and population level. Historically, this has been hard to do as behavioral health conditions are hard to detect and gauge in a typical office visit.
Here are the top 6 reasons BHI is vital to not only patients, but also providers:
1. BHI Helps You Demonstrate Performance.
Compliance mandates are increasingly tied to a provider’s ability to demonstrate performance. BHI enables providers to reliably quantify and show improvements to behavioral health risk in their populations.
HEDIS is used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.1
2. BHI Supports the Delivery of Personalized Care.
As personalized medicine continues to take shape, BHI provides pertinent patient insights to help providers identify what is working and tailor care plans.
Personalizing care through predictive analytics can save $128 billion in care delivery failure costs.2
3. BHI Reduces Costs.
Unaddressed behavioral health risk is responsible for spiraling costs and inefficiencies. BHI enables providers to address behavioral health conditions proactively, before they become costly.
An estimated $26-$48 billion can be saved annually through effective integration of medical and behavioral services.3
4. BHI Increases Billable Episodes of Care.
BHI uncovers unmet patient needs, enabling providers to direct patients to the behavioral health services they need—billable, in-network episodes of care.
Only 44 percent of adults with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need.4
5. BHI Strengthens Competitive Advantage.
As performance data and care improvement initiatives become increasingly visible to the empowered healthcare consumer, BHI helps health systems to attract and retain patients.
58 percent of people feel the use of technology in the exam room positively affects their healthcare experience.5
6. BHI Improves Outcomes.
Unaddressed behavioral health conditions stand in the way of performance by impeding adherence, slowing recovery and causing a host of comorbid health conditions. BHI enables providers to identify and address these conditions before they negatively impact outcomes.
BHI has been proven to improve outcomes by up to 24 percent.
Would you like to learn more about the vital impact of BHI on provider performance? Contact Polaris today.