I wonder what success in integrated care might bring. If we succeed in extending the average life span of people with Serious Mental Illness, how will that impact us as a system programmatically and financially
Are fundraising events getting too "been there, done that" ? Sometimes it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas to raise money for an organization, but it really does benefit the organization to think outside the box.
As a field, we also must set a stretch goal for insurance enrollment during the initial ramp-up period. Let me suggest that we seek to enroll at least 7 million of the 11 million uninsured peers with prior mental health or substance use conditions between October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Clearly, the only way that this fundamental goal can be met is if each of us fully engages the endeavor.
To meet the goal outlined in President Obama's Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families, the VA has hired over 1,600 mental health professionals.
June 8, 2013 Tom Doub, Ph.D., CEO, Centerstone Research Institute
Everyone in healthcare already collects a lot of data, and most of it sits unused in EHRs that have been optimized to store clinical records and bill. In a value-based healthcare system, those organizations that have invested in leveraging their data assets will find that they have a key strategic advantage in an asymmetric world.
The President used the historical venue of the East Room to address the debilitating issue of mental illness stigma and to launch a national dialogue on mental health in order to encourage those with mental health and substance use issues to reach out and seek care.