Webinar on Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Patients Set for Oct. 2
[MMA News Now, Sept. 6, 2012] Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) will host a free, hour-long webinar on “Improving Care Transitions for Patients with Mental Illnesses and/or Substance Use Disorders” at noon on Oct. 2.
Patients with mental illnesses and substance use disorders face unique care coordination challenges following hospitalization. This webinar will describe factors that are associated with increased risk for readmissions in this patient population, along with specific interventions that can improve care transitions. Speakers include: Paul Goering, M.D., vice president and executive medical director at Allina Health, and Michael Trangle, M.D., associate medical director of Behavioral Health at HealthPartners.
Register online by Sept. 27. For more information, contact Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement at 952-814-7060.