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Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare: Risky Business?
If you and I could talk, I would tell you that as behavioral healthcare organizations increasingly integrate primary care into the services they provide, they are taking on tremendous additional risk – risks that vary according to various methods of integration: directly providing primary care services, contracting with an independent organization to provide services, renting […]
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Support Whole Health through Medical Monitoring
We know that individuals with mental health and substance use conditions are at greater risk for chronic medical conditions – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and COPD – than the general population. And adding primary care and wellness services designed to reduce the impact of chronic medical conditions among this population is quickly becoming a […]
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Beyond the Bedside: Nurses In Integrated Care
This article originally appeared in National Council Magazine. As integrated care continues to advance, questions around workforce are a cause for much discussion and concern. These questions include supply, competencies, workforce makeup, scope of practice questions, and changing roles for all professional disciplines in these settings. As a nurse and integrated health consultant, I often […]
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The Breakfast Club: A Healthy Start to Community Coalitions
This article originally appeared in the National Council Magazine. An interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MacArthur Fellow and Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a nonprofit formed to improve the quality, capacity, and accessibility of the healthcare system for vulnerable populations in the city of Camden, New Jersey. […]
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What Primary Care Has to Learn from Behavioral Health
Conference ’14 Thought Leader and 2013 MacArthur fellow Jeffrey Brenner, MD — best known for his “hotspotting” concept — is creating a healthcare delivery model to meet the medical and social service needs of the most vulnerable citizens in impoverished communities. Brenner talks with the National Council on hotspotting, standardized healthcare, open access, and other disruptive changes in healthcare.
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