It is increasingly common for behavioral health providers to be asked to engage patients and conduct visits by videoconferencing or other HIPAA-compliant technology. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines synchronous telehealth visits as "two-way audiovisual link[s] between a patient and a care provider" (Healthit.gov, 2017). This handout includes some tips for behavioral health providers to consider when conducting synchronous telehealth visits.
Five reasons why collaborative care is beneficial to primary care providers and their patients.
A guide to building a clinical team and developing an effective clinical workflow.
A review of 79 randomized controlled trials and 24,308 patients worldwide comparing collaborative care with routine care or alternative treatments (such as consultation-liaison) for depression and anxiety.
A comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities required of a behavioral health care manager.
The All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals training offers an engaging and informative option for providers to become better skilled at suicide prevention. Perspectives of real patients coupled with practical skills help medical providers transfer what they learn to their practice and community.
After experiencing symptoms of depression, Mindy found relief in the Elder Care Depression Team Program.
A clinical rotation curriculum introducing a senior resident to the role of psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.
The role of a primary care provider (PCP) in Collaborative Care is to oversee all aspects of the patient's care in close consultation and collaboration with the patient's care manager and designated psychiatric consultant.
In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.