Our example case review provides questions care managers can use to effectively convey the necessary information to their psychiatric consultant during case calls.
Tip of the Month
To track and measure your organization's goals and benchmarks, consider adopting a web-based registry to support population-based care, such as the AIMS Center's Care Management Tracking System (CMTS).
In the News
• Psychiatric News Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH discusses two prominent integrated care models.
• The Lancet
This article looks at Collaborative Care as an effective treatment for depression in patients diagnosed with cancer.
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Case Study: Behavioral Health Integration Program
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH accepts the American Psychiatric Association's Certificate of Significant Achievement at the 2014 APA IPS Conference.
The American Psychiatric Association awarded the Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) a Certificate of Significant Achievement in recognition of the innovative way Collaborative Care is used within primary care clinics to achieve the triple aim of healthcare reform. BHIP also recently expanded to include all nine of the UW Neighborhood Clinics - a system of primary care clinics located thorughout greater Seattle - and five other locations throughout the UW Medicine System. >>> Read More
Request for Proposals
Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care
Archstone Foundation has announced the Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression CareRequest for Proposal (RFP). One of the most promising approaches to improving late-life depression care is through the systematic involvement of community-based organizations (CBOs), family, and primary care clinics that work with older adults. These community-engaged partnerships have tremendous potential to improve: 1) access to care; 2) engagement in treatment; 3) the patient care experience; and 4) quality of depression care for older adults. Archstone is accepting letters of inquiry from California-based CBOs and Primary Care Clinics for this project through January 16, 2015. Webinars to discuss the RFP will be held on November 17, 2014 and January 5, 2014. >>Read More