Integrated behavioral health (IBH) in primary care is shown to improve access and health outcomes for those with mental health conditions, and can help maximize valuable, yet scarce, mental health resources. To further advance IBH, MN Health Collaborative partners have adopted a common framework which includes both key evidence-based elements needed for improved outcomes and how it can be adapted to meet local needs.
Join us for this lunch-time webinar with presenters Mike Troy, PhD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services and Associate Medical Director of Children's Neuroscience Institute of Children's MN and Chris Beamish, LICSW, System Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Integration at Fairview Health Services.
This week we are grateful that the work of MN Health Collaborative was featured in a news story by mental health reporter Andy Steiner. The MinnPost story describes how MN Health Collaborative partners have developed and implemented standards for suicide prevention and intervention in Emergency Departments (EDs) to improve care for people experiencing mental health crisis and support the people who serve them in EDs.
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.
Affordability represents one of the most urgent problems impacting health care today, in Minnesota and across the United States. It’s important to reiterate that health care spending per person has doubled in recent years, while the state’s economic growth and per capita income have not grown nearly as rapidly.
Twelve of the largest health systems in Minnesota have come together to address major health issues in a new effort called the Minnesota Health Collaborative. These systems provide care and coverage for 80 percent of the patients in Minnesota. Together they are tackling major health topics that affect all communities, starting with the opioid epidemic and mental health crisis.
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Board of Directors today announced that Claire S. Neely, MD has been named President and CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Neely has served as ICSI’s Chief Medical Officer since 2015, and has been with the organization since 2009.
Representatives from the MN Health Collaborative, a group of 14 Minnesota healthcare systems, announced they are currently developing an innovative approach to prescribing opioids for post-operative pain. The new approach addresses the unique needs of patients based on their past health histories, current diagnoses, and required surgical and post-operative treatment needs.