New Prescriber Reports from DHS – Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Listen as Dr. Charles Reznikoff provides an update on the MN Department of Human Services opioid prescriber reports.

Dr. Reznikoff is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician at Hennepin Healthcare and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He serves on the DHS Opioid Provider Working Group and is co-chair of the MN Health Collaborative Opioid Steering Committee.


Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Call to Action

Friday, May 17, 2019

In order to treat people’s health as a whole, access to both physical and mental health services is important. Yet too many clinics struggle with integrating behavioral health into their primary care practices. The MN Health Collaborative believes integration can be done more effectively and has adopted a shared community standard being implemented in clinics throughout the state. 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.

They will share how leaders from primary care, psychiatry and behavioral health departments have come together to raise the bar for integrating behavioral health. This Call to Action will provide guidance to health systems that is evidence-based, as well as adaptable to local context. You’ll learn about the framework these systems have developed and adopted, tools and practices being used to improve care, and explore the common needs and themes across our community.

No recording is available for this webinar. Learn more about the Call to Action here, or email jmonkman@icsi.org.


Medical Clearance Evaluation

Friday, May 3, 2019

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, as they share details of the recommendations, which are being implemented across the state as part of the MN Health Collaborative.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention in the ED

Friday, March 22, 2019

People in MN die by suicide at a rate that is 40% higher than other states.  How can we better support people in crisis and the people who serve them?  One place to start is by improving interventions in the Emergency Department (ED) to better support both at-risk patients and the people who care for them.

Join ED physician leaders Dr. Michael Schwemm of Allina Health and Dr. Chris Palmer of North Memorial Health for this lunch-time webinar. They’ll share the details on recommendations developed together by ED and psychiatry physicians and leaders, which are being implemented across Minnesota as part of the MN Health Collaborative.

These recommendations on suicide prevention and intervention in the ED provide guidance to health systems that is evidence-based, adaptable to local context, and aligns with CMS and new Joint Commission requirements.