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03/24/2016 – Collecting Social, Psychological, and Behavioral Health Data in EHRs
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Release Date: March 24, 2016
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
* Identify eight categories of social, psychological and behavioral health data that will be included in all certified EHRs in 2018
* Describe best practices for collecting this information from patients during the clinical encounter and recording it in the EHR
* Discuss methods of using social, psychological and behavioral health data to support clinical decisions, improve quality initiatives and advance health equity
Recent policy changes requires all certified EHR technology to have the capacity to collect patient social, psychological and behavioral health data beginning in 2018. EHRs will contain the following fields: financial resource strain, educational attainment, stress, depression, physical activity, alcohol use, social connection and isolation, and exposure to violence, specifically intimate partner violence. This information is critical to addressing the social determinants of health at the clinical level and health care providers and organizations that routinely collect this data can use it to improve health care quality, reduce 30-day readmissions, develop community health needs assessments and coordinate care across health care settings.
This course should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Currently, CE credit and Certificates of Participation will be offered for the course Increasing Access for Underserved Populations Using Telemedicine. CME certificate will be available for printing immediately after scoring 80% or higher on the course evaluation.
Dr. Hunt joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in October 2007. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Patient Safety and Health IT Adoption in the Office of the Clinical Quality and Safety. There he focuses on coordinating the ONC Health IT safety program and strengthening the policy and operational aspects of ONC programs for health IT adoption and implementation. Often working in the role of liaison to the medical community, Dr. Hunt works to assure that the policies, programs, and priorities for patient safety at ONC remain relevant to practicing clinicians. With regard to health IT adoption and implementation, his work often entails conveying the value proposition of information technology to the clinical community, while voicing the concerns and interest of practicing professionals within ONC. One particular focus of his work is the role of health IT in reducing health disparities. At ONC, Dr. Hunt merges years as a practicing surgeon and leader in surgical quality and patient safety with hands-on experience at all levels of information technology from programmer to systems analyst and software developer. Prior to joining ONC, from 2002 through 2007, he served at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore. There he led the measure development, design, testing, and implementation of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), at that time, the most extensive surgical quality and safety program in the United States. During that same period Dr. Hunt also ran the Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS), a nationwide surveillance project aimed at identifying the rates of specific adverse events within the Medicare population. As a result of his leadership in those programs he has served on the Safe Practices Consensus Committee of the National Quality Forum.
Michael R. Lardieri, LCSW is currently Assistant Vice President Strategic Program Development at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the sixth largest health system in the nation. In this capacity he oversees the use of technology in the integration of physical and behavioral health care including health information exchange, patient portals, use of smart phone technologies and telemedicine. Prior to North Shore-LIJ Mr. Lardieri was Vice President, Health Information Technology & Strategic Development at the National Council for Behavioral Health (the National Council). Mr. Lardieri has over thirty years of health care experience in inpatient, outpatient and managed care settings and was behavioral health administrator for one of the largest FQHCs in the nation. He has extensive experience in implementing electronic health record and other health information technology and integrating behavioral health and primary care. His managed care experience includes senior positions in clinical and provider relations areas. Mr. Lardieri is engaged with community behavioral health organizations, Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs), health center controlled networks, Primary Care Associations, the National Health Information Network and other health information systems to advance the field of health information technology and exchange. He was responsible for developing strategy and in assisting behavioral health centers across the nation in implementing various HIT strategies to improve quality care. In addition, as an experienced and licensed mental health professional, Mr. Lardieri not only provides consulting services in mental health, substance abuse but also in integrating these services with the medical fields. Mr. Lardieri was a Board Member of the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and was a member of the CCHIT Behavioral Health Workgroup. Currently he is a Board Member of the National Research Institute (NRI), and is a Member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Behavioral Health Measures Sub Committee. He is an ONC Certified HIT Clinician/Practitioner Consultant Professional and is an Advisory Board Member – Morehouse School of Medicine Health Policy Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research and the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC). In 2014 Mr. Lardieri was selected as a member of the ONC HIT Policy Committee (HITPC) Workgroup on HIT Implementation, Usability and Safety and has also served on the ONC HIT Policy Workgroup on Voluntary Certification for Technology companies serving providers not eligible for Meaningful Use Incentives. Mr. Lardieri was a lead participant in developing the Patient Engagement Framework under the ONC and is a national presenter and educator in the areas of behavioral health technology, meaningful use, telebehavioral health and integrated care.
Dr. Swift is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Highland Hospital, a member of Alameda Health System. Her clinical duties include ward-attending responsibilities on the medicine inpatient teaching service and providing clinical oversight in the AHS Healthy Hearts clinic, which serves patients with heart failure. Dr. Swift’s is an internist with extensive experience in development of clinical programs and inpatient process improvement, particularly focused on throughput and reducing readmissions. Dr. Swift attended Mills College in Oakland and earned her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, India. She completed her residency and Chief Residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed a Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley. She is a fellow of the distinguished Disparities Leadership Program at Massachusetts General and of the California Healthcare Leadership Fellowship.
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Funding disclosure statement - The project described was supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Grant Number U54MD008173, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIMHD or NIH.