Dr. Anna Ratzliff of AIMS explains the benefits of telepsychiatry for rural populations within collaborative care.
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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.
The collaborative care model is being implemented to care for patients receiving inpatient and outpatient services, especially where there is a behavioral health provider shortage. Many within hospital settings are recognizing that integrating physical and behavioral health care can be very beneficial for the overall health of patients and reducing the stigmas commonly associated with behavioral health conditions. Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA speaks about how the collaborative care approach can be effective for patients and providers.
Mark Duncan, MD shares how using the collaborative care model to treat patients experiencing addiction can be a very promising treatment method especially while facing today’s opioid epidemic. Collaborative care can open doors for effective and targeted treatment within the primary care setting for patients with substance use disorders.
Seeta Patel, MD, and Sara Haack, MD, MPH, recent Washington State Integrated Care Training Program (ICTP) fellows, reflect on the implementation of collaborative care in primary care. They highlight their lessons learned and describe the components necessary for success.
Jay Carruthers, MD, and Lloyd Sederer, MD, describe the history of the large-scale collaborative care implementation in New York State and look ahead to the future.
Kari Stephens, PhD, describes how big data can be used to disseminate evidence-based integrated behavioral health care to improve population health.
Neil Korsen, MD, MS, advocates for psychiatrists to take on the roles of teacher, coach, and consultant as health care systems focus on accountable care and population health.
A leader in integrated care, Nick Kates, MBBS, describes the collaborative care efforts that have been implemented in Canada to address access and communication challenges for behavioral health care.