Watertown Daily Times | New bed tracking system for state inpatient psychiatric hospitals

 

The New York State Office of Mental Health launched a newly-enhanced bed tracking system on March 1 to improve the way information about inpatient bed availability is collected and maintained statewide.

The Bed Availability System will hold all hospitals statewide accountable to report psychiatric inpatient bed availability twice daily. Office of Mental Health field offices, county mental health directors, general hospitals and psychiatric hospitals will have access to the search tool for immediate, up-to-date information.

Previously, the office has maintained a voluntary bed reporting system, Available Beds Reporting System. The system was used by hospital…

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