Ohio rolls out service to match patients with beds in psychiatric facilities

November 11, 2020
By Laura Lovett
Mobi Health News

The state of Ohio is aiming to speed up the process of matching patients with behavioral needs to inpatient psychiatric facilities with beds available through an online platform.

The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is rolling out a new online psychiatric bed registry, dubbed Behavioral Health Connection or B-Con, which was developed to give clinicians a real-time view of where there are bed openings. The service runs on Appriss Health’s OpenBeds platform that is already being put to work in eight other states.

The tool is expected to be used in emergency departments, as well as by psychiatrists and other providers. Users are able to access the platform for two-way communication, data aggregation, analytics and decision-support resources.

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