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Medical Clearance Evaluation in the ED Webinar

MN Health Collaborative

Friday, May 3, 2019 

View the recording here.

How do we improve the experience of patients with mental health needs in the Emergency Department (ED)? How do we safely transition them to an appropriate treatment setting in a timely way?

In 2018, leaders from EDs and psychiatry developed and adopted shared standards for medical clearance evaluation in EDs to ensure a person is medically stable for transition to inpatient psychiatric facilities. The goal of these standards is to decrease the wide variation in practice that leads to unnecessary tests and delays in patient care.

Join Dr. Michael Schwemm, Allina Health, and Dr. Bruce Sutor, Mayo Clinic, for this lunch-time webinar. They’ll share details of the recommendations, which are being implemented across the state as part of the MN Health Collaborative.

The MN Health Collaborative is an influential group of health leaders from 15 organizations working together to find solutions to healthcare’s toughest challenges, including opioid misuse and addiction, and system improvements for broader mental health needs.



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