Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) July 30, 2016
Depression is a serious health condition that is sometimes overlooked as little more than a bad mood. Effects of depression can cause the affected person to function poorly in their everyday interactions, and even lead to suicide in severe cases.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 350 million people worldwide currently suffer from depression, with the condition predicted to be the leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. Additionally, behavioral health disorders are listed among today’s most costly diseases by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
With increasingly limited resources, how can organizations throughout the U.S. strive to improve their performance and provide quality preventative and restorative mental health, addiction and other behavioral services?
On Tuesday, September 13, The Horton Group will host a Future Forum workshop for healthcare leaders on the topic of Behavioral Health Integration for Risk Mitigation. The session will present the case for behavioral healthcare integration in various continuums, introducing strategies to mitigate liabilities and support safe, quality care to gain population health. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Hamburger University, 2715 Jorie Blvd., in Oak Brook, Ill.
Monica Cooke, a 35-year veteran in the field of behavioral health and substance abuse, will lead the presentation. Cooke — RNC, MA, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM — is the founder of Quality Plus Solutions LLC, a behavioral health risk and quality management consulting firm that provides on-site risk assessments and risk and quality support for behavioral health, emergency rooms and acute care settings.
According to Dan Horton, vice president of risk advisory solutions at Horton, the Future Forum workshops began in 2014 as a way to update clients on the many industry risks that exist, but aren’t necessarily insurable.
“You buy insurance so it doesn’t put you out of business,” Horton said. “If we just focus on the insurable things, we’d miss some of these other issues that can have a material impact on the strategy of a company. Our mission is to lead clients with complex needs to a higher level of performance, turning cost and risk into competitive advantage, and this helps us do that.”
Registration is complimentary, but seats are limited. A continental breakfast for event attendees will be served prior to the start of the workshop. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavioral-health-integration-for-risk-mitigation-cooke-oak-brook-il-registration-22281958939
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group is one of the largest privately held insurance brokers in the country. With over 300 employees in five states, Horton offers insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory solutions to lead clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance.
800.383.8283 / http://www.thehortongroup.com