3 minute read There is no question that precision medicine, defined as the use of genetic, genomic, and epigenetic information to ‘personalize’ therapeutic strategies is creating unprecedented opportunities for improving health care delivery (Denny et al., 2021). As the cost of genomic sequencing decreases, the speed at which such technologies are transitioning from ‘bench-to-bedside’ has […]
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3 minute read Concentration is a scarce commodity in healthcare delivery. Although our systems are flush with data, we can only process a finite amount of information to make clinical decisions for engaging, treating, and monitoring patients in our catchment areas. We screen and triage patients as stewards of scarce resources using measures that we […]
2 minute read The Cambridge dictionary defines mathematics as a system for the study of numbers, shapes, and space (Cambridge.org, n.d.). While most of us conceptualize mathematics as a method for computing complex functions, the true beauty of numbers lies in their ability to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. Simply put, mathematics is the universal […]
3 minute read Spreading the gospel of care integration is not for sprinters. To be sure, this game is for long distance runners. One of the beauties of integration is that individual clinics and care systems can use whatever model meets the needs of their patients and matches their available resources. This variability, though, also […]
5 minute read. Original post here. In 2018, I had a sweet setup for my work commute. My friend, who also worked downtown, would pick me up at my house, use the carpool lane on the highway, and drop me off in front of my office building. When I offered to pay for gas, he […]
2 minute read The role of mindfulness meditation in reducing stress, anxiety and depression is well established, with a 2017 meta-analysis linking such practices to better control of the sympathetic nervous system (Pascoe et al., 2017). Key to the practice of mindfulness is present-state awareness, also referred to as flow (Davis & Ludwig, 2018). In […]
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2021 Conference Promo VideoCFHA CEO, Neftali Serrano, gives a rundown of the 2021 CFHA Conference co-hosted by SharedCare.
Learn more and register here: https://www.integratedcareconference.com/
CFHA Comuninuty Conversation: PCBH & CoCMPCBH & CoCM: How providers working within these models can provide optimal care
The PCBH Model has become the standard of practice for many behavioral health providers working in integrated care. While the PCBH Model is thought to provide a generalist approach to treating mental and chronic health conditions, the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) arose from a need to address these problems in a more systematic way. This has led to some confusion by providers as to which model best addresses the treatment of mental and chronic health conditions. Moreover, these models are highly complementary, and each play a vital role in patient-centered care. This community conversation focused on the PCBH Model, CoCM, and how providers working within these models can provide optimal care.
August 4th, 2021
This Is How We Do It - Crisis WHOs in Primary CareIn this segment of "This Is How We Do It," Jessica Sevecke-Hanrahan explains how they do crisis warm handoffs in primary care at Geisinger Health System.
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