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Challenge

 

In recent years, great strides have been made in addressing the needs of mental health patients, however historical silos in the continuum of care have resulted in disconnection between hospital- and community-based care.

 

  • The disconnections in care not only result in inefficient resourcing for providers, but also delay access to treatment and limit outcomes for patients.

 

  • We’re in a time where improved integrated care is a priority. Therefore, improvements in transitions of care are imperative.

Opportunity

 

To better serve patient’s mental health needs, we need work together across the continuum of care.

 

  • SMART Conference will help open the dialogue between primary care providers and hospital specialists to better understand each other and improve the ways we work together.

 

  • When primary care providers and specialists work in a partnership that is grounded in the best practice and evidence, we can improve quality, outcomes, and transitions of patients’ care between hospital and the community.

 

  • Holistic and evidence-based care strategies as well as better coordination can also lead to improved workflow for physicians.