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Tweet out your suggested questions for Tuesday night's #HCLDR  tweet chat about behavioral health integration with primary care settings. I'll finalize them Monday morning.
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Just realized G+ now enables #NLP to autopopulate hashtags. Cool.
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The original journal article said that transferring an uninsured person from the ER in Boston was "nearly impossible." I think it is an EMTALA violation to refuse an uninsured patient if your unit has the capacity and capability to treat them and the transferring hospital does not.
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ONC listens and responds.  Start a conversation...
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This article highlights the tension between the VA's need to be seen to do more for the mental health of its veterans and the communities' limited mental health work force. The work force needs will only increase as the ACA kicks in next year. Tools like M3Clinician's multidimensional screening and longitudinal monitoring tool can power an increase in PCPs' abilities to manage more people with behavioral health needs, resulting in referring fewer patients with mild to moderate conditions. Combined with Collaborative Care models that include care management and psychiatric consultation, more people can be managed in these expanded primary care settings (eg, ACOs, PCMHs). Other tools, such as telemental health and computer-based CBT can help, as well.

But, ultimately, we need to do more to increase the size of the behavioral health (BH) workforce. Supporting lawsuits against insurers who are breaking the parity law to make more profit while underpaying for BH care will help send the message to career-minded young people that they can make a decent living providing needed BH care services. 
The Department of Veterans Affairs, trying to cope with a surge in psychological needs of veterans, has vowed to hire 1600 additional mental health care professionals by the end of June, but some expe...
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Tuesday #HCLDR chat (8:30pm EST) on patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and behavioral health integration.
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Thank you again for great discussion today on #hitsm. What are the other HIT tweetchats out there? I've been to #mhealth twice but struck out.
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Ditto. Thanks, Chad.
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Author Joseph Goldberg MD has a nice how-to on prescribing psych meds.
Break this down into a 1-page infographic for PCPs and distribute widely.
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APA Annual meeting kicks off today with the Assembly discussing many policy issues, incl gun violence, membership, elections & governance, health IT, and MOC (maintenance of certification, which has been controversial for a number of reasons).
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Looking around for a Google Reader replacement that can sync across devices prior to July 1 when Google shuts it down. Feeddler seems to be the trick IF developer can develop an alternative feed source or roll his own. Just learned about Tiny Tiny RSS server... this seems like a nice option. On the Mac I use Net News Reader, which has never come out w an iOS app. Feeddler is the closest thing to it. Feedly is nice when you want to aimlessly browse like a magazine, but to get serious work done, Feeddler is the thing.
Google will shut down Reader on July 1st. It simply means that if I cannot find a service to replace Google Reader, Feeddler will be useless. In fact, all RSS reader apps on any platform will be obsol...
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Zite is one of the best in terms of delivering good content, if you're looking for a good mobile experience.
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Informaticist, psychiatrist, author, policy maker
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  • FUSE Health Strategies LLC
    President & Co-Founder, 2013 - present
    FUSE is a healthcare consulting group with expertise in health services, policy, regulation, and information technologies that focus on behavioral health, particularly with the integration of mental health and addiction services within primary care through new models of care, including Patient Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, and Collaborative Care. I am available for consulting opportunities through FUSE.
  • M3 Information LLC
    Chief Medical Information Officer, 2012 - present
    M3 Information developed WhatsMyM3, a free private website and app (iTunes & GooglePlay) allowing individuals to determine their mental health score and track progress over time. For primary care practices, we also developed M3Clinician, an evidence-based, NCQA-approved care management tool, based on the validated and peer-reviewed M3 Checklist, that provides clinical decision support to help ACOs, PCMHs, FQHCs, and other primary care groups to quickly and accurately screen all adult patients for risk of depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use disorders at the point of care. M3Clinician helps find unidentified cases, avoid mistreatment, and allows for monitoring of patients’ progress over time using a secure patient registry.
  • American Psychiatric Association
    Chair, Committee on Mental Health IT, 2011 - present
    Formerly the Committee on Electronic Health Records, the committee's charter expanded in 2013 to cover a range of health information technologies as it impacts our profession, including electronic health records, personal health records, health information exchange, mobile health technologies, psychiatric informatics, secure messaging for communicating health information, and addressing of relevant health care policies, including state and federal regulations and statutes, on issues relating to mental health information technology, such as privacy, security, patient access, granular consent, data segmentation, usability, clinical decision support, meaningful use, and functionality.
  • Maryland Health Care Commission
    HIE Policy Board Member, 2011 - present
    Responsibilities of the Board include development and recommendation of policies for privacy and security of protected information exchanged through an HIE operating in Maryland, which are then used by the MHCC as a basis for regulations for HIEs to implement. In particular, the Policy Board establishes policies regarding consumer authorization and consent, user authentication, role-based authorization, security requirements, and audit trail requirements. The Policy Board will develop policies that ensure a high level of privacy and security protections for HIEs in Maryland. Current list of policies at http://1.usa.gov/18dWZn9.
  • URAC Health Standards Committee
    Committee Member, 2004 - present
    URAC is a quality standards development organization that accredits health insurance plans, care management organizations, ACOs, and other health care accreditation products. The HSC is a multidisciplinary group that establishes the standards, rigorously vets them via public commenting, and maintains them. URAC was the first quality organization that adopted standards around the demonstration of mental health parity for health plans.
  • University Of Maryland's Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    Chair, Dept of Psychiatry, 2004 - 2013
    Recruited in 2004 to build consultation services and improve service quality and consistency. During my tenure, we went from a division under the Department of Medicine to a full Department, with participation on the Medical Executive Committee and other levels of integration within hospital administration, and I oversaw three successful Joint Commission reviews. We renovated the inpatient unit to include state-of-the-art safety features and expanded its capacity by adding “expansion beds” to better meet the needs of the community. We nearly doubled the volume of mental health patients see in the ED. We transitioned from a department managed by Sheppard Pratt to being managed by BWMC-employed clinicians, resulting in improvements to physician retention and improving our positive contribution margin to the hospital. We improved consult turnaround time and overall efficiency. PHP and IOP continue to be successful outpatient programs with excellent staff managing challenging patients. Added an outpatient “Bridge Clinic” to temporarily treat outpatients as they transition to outpatient community providers, resulting in reductions in length of stay and cutting 30-day readmission rates in half for referred patients. BWMC remains the only provider of inpatient psychiatric services for Anne Arundel County, serving more than a half million residents, as well as those coming from Baltimore City and surrounding counties.
  • CCHIT Behavioral Health Work Group
    Co-Chair, 2008 - 2010
    Oversaw an excellent multidisciplinary development team that established, vetted, and finalized certification standards for behavioral health electronic health records (stand-alone and add-on).
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consumer-centric health care; making a better health care system; shrinkrapper
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Steven Daviss, MD, DFAPA, is President & Founder of FUSE Health Strategies, CMIO of M3 Information, and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Dr. Daviss is Chair of the APA Committee on Mental Health Information Technology, past Co-Chair of the CCHIT Behavioral Health Work Group, and Past-President of the Maryland Psychiatric Society. He serves on a number of advisory boards and committees for URAC, PCPCC, MHCC HIE Policy Board, CRISP, Arundel House of Hope, Md Foundation for Psychiatry, MedChi, HL7, AMIA, and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr Daviss began a 12-month "sabbatical" in July 2013 to spend more time merging his clinical and administrative experience with health care policy, informatics, and health care reform, via mental health startups, M3 Information LLC and Fuse Health Strategies LLC. He is available for consulting in these areas."
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Co-authored book, "Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work". Grew a smart, creative human being. Married an amazing woman. Artisanal grilled pizza maker.
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