- Collaborate with PCPs using secure communications
- Automated outcomes tracking and decision support
- Opportunity to expand practice to non-traditional chronic medically ill patients
- Online Referral portal
- Teletherapy link
- Optional, ONC certified behavioral EHR, includes claims and accounting
Collaborative Care Resources for Behavioral Clinicians
Collaborative behavioral care, aka integrated care, portends a fundamental change in the way behavioral healthcare is delivered in the US. Because of user interest, CarePaths is working on other products and features to support this area of practice.
This bibliography, put together by Eric Berko, Ph.D. who is a specialist in collaborative care and a CarePaths user, includes two comprehensive websites that have multiple links to resources ranging from basic definitions to the skills needed for successful practice to measurement and implementation. There is also position paper from the Millbank Foundation and four book references that can help with implementation.
WEBSITES WITH MULTIPLE LINKS
(EVALUATION, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, LEVELS OF INTEGRATION, IMPLEMENTATION)
1) SAMHSA Integrated Care Website: Evidence, examples, and models supporting primary and behavioral healthcare integration.
Website with a continuum of models of integrated care. There are links to quick start suggestions, including ways to financially support behavioral health providers into a medical setting.
2) AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S Department of Health and Human Services website that includes resources for research and practice of Behavioral Health Integration. Has an interactive list of measures for research as well as practice evaluation. Information includes ethical, legal and financial issues.
POSITION PAPER ONLINE
Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings: What Works for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness by Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD
A summary of “reverse co-location”. It explains the need for holistic mental health and primary care provision. Models of integration and practice implementation recommendations are included
Behavioral Integrative Care; Treatments That Work in the Primary Care Setting. O’Donohue, W.T., Byrd, M.R., Cummings, N.A., Henderson D.A., Routledge. 2005
Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-By-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention. Hunter, C.L.. American Psychological Association. 2009.
Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Evaluating the Evidence, Identifying the Essentials. Talen, M.R. & Valeras, A.B., Springer Science and Business Media. 2013
Integrated Primary and Behavioral Care; Role in Medical Homes and Chronic Disease Self Management. O’Donohue, Maragakis. Springer. 2015.