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Care Transitions Network Webinars
Reducing Fragmentation Through Coordinated Care Part 2: The Primary Care Perspective
Time: Thursday, February 21, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.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.
Part two of the Reducing Fragmentation Through Coordinated Care webinar series features primary care providers who have worked to build relationships with behavioral health providers to coordinate and co-manage care. Presenters will discuss workflows and technology they have implemented, barriers they have faced and long-term plans to improve coordinated care. By the end of this webinar, attendees will understand:
- How to establish clear lines of communication with primary care providers to more effectively coordinate care
- Key components of developing referral processes with primary care providers
- How to identify approaches to forming personal and electronic relationships with primary care providers to support co-management
Change Driver: 1.5 Coordinated Care Delivery (Milestones 9 & 10)
Other Conditions That Mimic Psychosis: Personality Disorders
Time: Tuesday, February 26, 12:00–1:00p.m. ET
Description: Symptoms of personality disorders can complicate diagnosis and treatment for patients when mistaken for features of a psychotic disorder. Clinicians require an acute understanding of personality disorders in order to correctly differentiate their symptoms from those of a psychotic disorder.
The sixth installment of the Care Transitions Network’s series on accurate diagnosis of psychotic disorders, “Other Conditions That Mimic Psychosis: Personality Disorders,” focuses on the core signs and symptoms of both psychosis and various personality disorders, common areas of misdiagnosis and key indicators to distinguish between personality disorders and psychotic symptoms. By the end of this webinar, attendees will understand:
- The core signs and symptoms of psychosis in schizophrenia spectrum disorders; and
- The similarities and differences between negative symptoms of psychosis and personality disorders, such as schizoid personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder.
Change Driver: 1.6 Organized, evidenced-based care
Implementing Quality Improvement: Introduction to the CTN Toolkit
Time: Thursday, February 28, 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. ET
Description: To be sustainable in a reimbursement environment driven by population, outcome and cost-related metrics, providers must have the capability to gather and analyze data and adapt as necessary to achieve desirable outcome goals. The Care Transitions Network Quality Improvement (QI) Toolkit was designed to support providers in building a sustainable quality improvement framework within their organizations. This toolkit – complete with staff training exercises, worksheets, tips on goal setting and more – provides concrete, actionable tools and guidelines that enable staff at all levels to understand and implement quality improvement.
Join us for the February Data Jam, where we will orient participants to key competencies, tools and resources within the QI toolkit – including establishing a culture of QI, using data to identify improvement areas and implementing a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach to QI. At the completion of this webinar, listeners will be able to:
- Engage staff in the quality improvement process to increase shared accountability and buy-in
- Utilize tools and data to identify an area of clinical quality improvement
- Implement PDSA to drive clinical improvement