Hawaii Addresses Shortages with Collaborative Care

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September 18, 2018
Innovative New Program Plugs Some Holes In Mental Health Care System

Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network launched a new, integrated style of health care. The first of its kind in Hawaii, Queen’s collaborative care model multiplies tenfold a psychiatrist’s capacity to consult with patients. With collaborative care, the patient gets expert psychiatric care without ever having to step inside the office of a psychiatrist. Primary care doctors get the support they need to confidently treat their patient’s mental illness. And the psychiatrist gains satisfaction by working a model that allows them to reach more patients.

The model is available to Queen’s interisland network of about 300 primary care physicians. Plans are already in the works to expand outside the network.

 

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