News & Updates

July 24, 2014
Psychiatric News

Drs. Wayne Katon and Susan Reed talk about their recently completed study that tested a collaborative depression care model in OB/GYN settings called Depression Attention for Women Now (DAWN). The women in the study who received collaborative depression care showed significant improvements in their depression symptoms and reported a high level of satisfaction with their care.

June 22, 2014
Preventive Medicine

This recently published literature review examines how the effective delivery of health information technologies (HIT), such as mobile health (mHealth), in integrated care models improve chronic disease care in patients and support clinical processes. The authors discuss the capabilities of HIT as they relate to the five principles of Collaborative Care.

June 24, 2014
Psychiatric News

Jürgen Unützer, M.D., M.P.H., uses a recent case study to reflect on the reasons why Collaborative Care implementations are not always successful. He explains ways to overcome the common problems that many clinics face when implementing Collaborative Care into primary care clinics.

May 8, 2014
Medical Economics

This article examines the benefits of integrated care to primary care providers and patients including getting patients back to work sooner, treatment compliance, lowering costs, and reducing physician burnout. Collaborative Care is highlighted as an effective model of integrated care.

May 7, 2014

According to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, women treated using Collaborative Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology settings showed fewer depression symptoms than women who were treated with typical care.

April 22, 2014
Psychiatric News

Marc Avery, M.D., draws on 20 years of experience as a medical leader in community mental health care as he comments on core principles that apply to both types of integration.

April 8, 2014
Psychiatric News

John Kern, M.D., an experienced medical director of a community mental health center, shares his experiences with collaborative care programs that have brought new joy to his work and improved the lives of his patients.

March 4, 2014
Psychiatric News

Jürgen Unützer talks about the importance of task sharing in effective integrated behavioral health care programs.

February 10, 2014
Psychiatric News Alert

An impressive new benefit of collaborative care for depression has been identified that can slash the risk of fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and strokes in older individuals without preexisting heart disease.

January 11, 2014
The Seattle Times

In this op-ed to the Seattle Times, Wayne Katon and Jürgen Unützer write about the importance of grasping opportunities to innovate and implement integrated care programs and talk about the state of Washington having the potential to serve as a model for the rest of the country.