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Care Transitions Network Webinars
Optimizing PSYCKES – Using Clinical Summaries for Clinical Decision Making
Time: Wednesday, December 12, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. ET
Description: As the concepts of whole health and coordinated care are increasingly emphasized, providers need to know how their patients are accessing care outside of their own four walls and understand their health histories to make better, more informed decisions on their treatments. As providers, we understand the importance of these approaches but often face challenges in data collection, data sharing, and partnerships.
New York State Office of Mental Health’s PSYCKES Clinical Summaries give behavioral health providers across the state access to comprehensive clinical information for their patients – providing data necessary for assessment, treatment planning and coordinated care. In this webinar, Rensselaer County’s Clinic Team will share how they have successfully integrated the PSYCKES consenting and clinical summary review process into their intake workflow. Best practices for using PSYCKES will be shared, along with options for optimizing the use of the clinical summary in different settings with diverse resource levels. Providers will leave with practical tools for using the PSYCKES data to support thorough and holistic clinical decision making. Participants will leave with the ability to:
- Identify the steps needed to access a client’s clinical summary in the PSYCKES application
- Review how one agency has successfully integrated the PSYCKES consent and clinical summary into their assessment process to support improved clinical decision support
- Examine various best practice workflows to optimize PSYCKES use in different settings
Change Package Concepts
1.4 Practice as a community partner
1.5 Coordinated care delivery
1.6 Organized, evidence-based care
A Path to Value: Strategies for Developing Care Pathways
Time: Thursday, December 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Description: Care pathways play a key role in the movement from fee-for-service to value-based payment by providing a mechanism to coordinate care, reduce fragmentation and constrain rising health care costs.
Care pathways provide a standardized set of steps to address a physical health, mental health, substance use disorder and/or social determinant need, taking into account the clinical and administrative workflow behaviors staff engage in when delivering care. For each health condition and social determinant need, a different set of services and treatment targets are created. By standardizing the process of mapping a client’s needs to an evidence-based care plan, providers can reduce unnecessary variability in care provision, increase multidisciplinary collaboration and improve client engagement. However, defining and implementing these standardized processes require a clear strategy to achieve results.
During this webinar, Jeff Capobianco, Integrated Health Senior Consultant at the National Council for Behavioral Health, will discuss the role of care pathways in preparing for value-based payment and outline strategies for developing and applying care pathways in provider settings. By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Define care pathways and their key components
- Explain how care pathways fit into population health management
- Identify roles of care team members in operationalizing care pathways
- Apply the care pathway development steps in their own provider setting
Change Driver: 1.6.3 Organized, Evidence-based Care (Milestone 11)
Diagnosing Psychotic Disorders: Mood and Psychosis
Time: Tuesday, December 18, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET
Description: Back by demand, “Diagnosing Psychotic Disorders: Mood and Psychosis” is a continuation of Care Transition Network’s popular Diagnosis of Psychotic Disorders Webinar Series, a series designed to provide clinicians with the fundamental diagnostic knowledge base needed to effectively treat patients with psychotic disorders.
This webinar reviews diagnostic criteria for mood disorders with psychosis, including schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder and delusional disorder. Participants will leave with the ability to:
- Recognize and treat comorbidities in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders that have implications to prognosis and treatment;
- Identify comorbid disorders at time of intake to inform more specific medication and psychotherapy treatments and improve outcomes and prognosis; and
- Understand the benefits of clinical staff reviewing the most common comorbidities to more accurately diagnosis them
If you missed the previous installments in the series, you can view the archived recordings below:
- Positive and Negative Symptoms of Psychosis
- Disorganized Symptoms of Psychosis
- Accurate Diagnosis of Psychotic Disorder
Change Package Drivers:
1.6 Organized, evidence-based care
Reducing Fragmentation Through Coordinated Care
Time: Thursday, January 17, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET
Description: In a fragmented system – where behavioral health, primary care and other providers often act in silos – lack of care coordination can lead to serious complications for patients as well as unnecessary costs for the healthcare system. At the patient level, disjointed care can result in medication errors or contraindications, preventable hospital admissions, and unnecessary pain and suffering. At the system level, it has been estimated that care coordination efforts could result in $240 billion in annual healthcare savings. By coordinating care and improving lines of communication, behavioral health providers can better address comorbid health conditions such as diabetes and depression.
This webinar is the first in a series on Primary Care Co-Management, focused on providing a foundation for practices to understand how coordinated care benefits patients and helps providers be better positioned for success under value-based payment contracts. The webinar will define the continuum of integrated care (coordinated, co-located, integrated), explain the importance of coordinating and integrating primary care and behavioral health to achieve the Triple Aim, and offer practical strategies and tools to assist providers in getting started. By the end of this webinar, attendees will understand:
- The benefits of coordinated and integrated primary care and behavioral health, and how they tie in with triple aim objectives;
- How to establish clear lines of communication with medical providers to more effectively coordinate care;
- Key components of developing referral criteria with medical providers; and,
- How to identify approaches to forming personal and electronic relationships with medical neighborhood providers to support co-management.
Change Driver: 1.5 Coordinated Care Delivery (Milestones 9 & 10)