The District of Columbia Hospital Association works to advance hospitals and health systems in the District by promoting policies and initiatives that strengthens our system of care.
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Our Opioid Response Podcast host is Dr. Laura Haselden, an emergency medicine physician in the District of Columbia and Baltimore areas.
This podcast introduces a peer recovery and outreach coach in the District of Columbia, and discusses the difference between a peer recovery coach and outreach coach.
This podcast discusses patient encounters and approaches to patient care, including methods of patient motivation, patient hesitancy to take Suboxone, and the importance of a peer network.
Learn how to collect, document, report, and increase use of SDOH data codes within hospitals to more effectively address social needs among patients in the District.
Learn more about a new tool available in DC designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowding emergency departments and get patients in appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities or other programs along the continuum of care to include transfer for inpatient, residential, crisis stabilization beds and outpatient services.
Learn more about how the Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) and The George Washington University Hospital implemented XFERALL (pronounced Transfer All), the real-time patient transfer and placement platform, to decrease the time from receiving initial patient transfer requests to acceptance of the patient, and reduce delays for behavioral health patients.
Learn the importance of developing a framework to establish a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy to address disparities; how bias impacts the way we make decisions which leads to disparities; a review of how COVID-19 has exacerbated disparities in marginalized groups; the importance of using reliable patient data (race/ethnicity, language, sexual orientation/gender identity) to measure outcomes and establish interventions; and strategic actions as a COVID-19 response to address barriers and identify opportunities with internal and external partners.
This webinar includes a discussion of the benefits and risks related to the exchange of patient information through a Health Information Exchange, and an analysis of the applicable federal privacy law requirements, including HIPAA and Part 2 regulations. Learn about best practices to capture the proper patient authorizations and to implement safeguards to comply with applicable laws.