A National Web Conference on Enhancing Behavioral Health Care Using Health IT
Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m., EST
Overall Purpose:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decisionmaking, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. The purpose of this specific Webinar is to present a series of projects in which health IT applications are used to support the unique treatment and communications needs for patients with behavioral health issues. The approaches include combining data visualization, human factors, and data analysis for behavioral health decision support; examining the effect of a personal health record (PHR) for mental health applications; and adjusting basic health information exchange (HIE) protocols to fit the needs of the behavioral health community.
Confirmed Speakers:
Ketan Mane, Ph.D., M.S., Senior Research Scientist, Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Benjamin Druss, M.D., Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University
Silke von Esenwein, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University
Wende Baker, M.Ed., Executive Director, Electronic Behavioral Health Information Network  
Charlotte Mullican, B.S.W., M.P.H., Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research, AHRQ
Learning Objectives:
1)      Discuss the use of visual decision support tools at the point of care to improve selection of effective treatment choices by providers for patients with major depressive disorder.
2)      Describe the potential benefits of use of a PHR for patients with serious mental illness.
3)      Describe how a PHR can support improvements in consumer activation and provider access to information for patients with serious mental illness.
4)      Explain the issues and challenges involved in building an HIE that includes behavioral health data.
Target Audience: hospitals, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, government agencies, health IT vendors, patients/consumers, health care policymakers, and researchers interested in behavioral health
To Register:
2. Select “Register.”
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then select “Submit.”

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.
For assistance:  Contact Jennifer Webb by email at jrwebb@rti.org or by phone at (919) 541-6746.
How to Obtain CME/CNE Credit
Participants must attend the entire Web conference and complete the evaluation online in order to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to participants who attend the Web Conference within 48 hours after the event.
Much is happening in healthcare. Check out my monthly CEO update for the latest in rural healthcare.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *