Article by APNA Member Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN: Can Nurses Be the Cornerstone of Integrated Care?
Gail W. Stuart describes how nurses can help move “integrated” from a descriptive adjective to an action verb.
5 Ways Nurses Can Advance Bidirectional Integration
As a critical member of the team who has frequent interaction with the individual client, here are five ways nurses can help advance primary and behavioral healthcare integration efforts.
Medical Homes and Cost and Utilization Among High-Risk Patients, The American Journal of Managed Care, 2014.
Adoption of the patient-centered medical home model was associated with significantly reduced costs and utilization for those at highest risk.
Need and Unmet Need for Care Coordination Among Children With Mental Health Conditions, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014.
Approximately 40% of parents of children with mental health conditions who reported a need for care coordination also reported that their need was unmet.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost & Quality, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 2014.
Annual report on studies released between August 2012 and December 2013 on clinical, quality, and financial outcomes of patient-centered medical home initiatives from across the U.S.
Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2013.
A literature review of the effectiveness of meditation programs and their effectiveness at reducing multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress.
Integrated Care in the News:
NIH study shows people with serious mental illnesses can lose weight
A study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows that a modified lifestyle intervention program can help people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression lose weight and keep it off.