Yener  Balan Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Yener Balan


Yener Balan, MD, FAPA is a board certified psychiatrist and is currently the executive director of behavioral health for a major health care organization. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has extensive years of experience working in high volume community emergency departments, is an expert on hospital operations, and has given lectures and workshops worldwide. Yener was born and raised in New York City, and currently lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and 5 year old son

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Specialties: hospital operations, lean healthcare, community, public and private psychiatry, psychiatric emergencies, therapy, counseling and medication management.



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 Featured Title - Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry - 1st Edition book cover


"Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry - Available now!"

By: Yener Balan
Subjects: Business & Management, Healthcare, Medicine

Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry provides an integrated, comprehensive, and patient centered understanding of operational improvement and clinical care strategies.

The book addresses the administrative and cultural challenges of creating a successful program, and is written for trainees, clinicians, hospital administrators, patient advocates and consumers.

Direct clinical care and assessment issues, structural approaches to program development and frontline staff perspectives and experiences are among the topics explored.

The book discusses improving flow using Lean methodology while creating a culture of positive change.

This book also:

  • Provides a step-by-step template for process improvement.
  • Provides the reader with an easy to comprehend guide to emergency department workflows, documentation, and creation of an emergency psychiatry team.
  • Adds unique perspectives including ethical issues, toxicological management as well as psychiatric emergencies in correctional environments.
  • Discusses care from many multidisciplinary clinical perspectives and experiences from the field of emergency psychiatry.

If you are interested in learning more about the emergency psychiatry experience from a patient perspective and want to create a program that provides high quality, expedited care while decreasing boarding while hearing first-hand accounts of the emergency medicine physician, nurse, psychiatrist and social worker then Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry is your end-to-end resource!