Manasquan NJ USA -- July 14, 2008: Contributing to the growing concern over unnecessary emergency room visits and the strain on emergency department resources is the number of patients with behavioral health needs seen in the ED. Treating these patients in non-emergent primary care and behavioral health settings would alleviate some of the strain on emergency departments and provide appropriate treatment for behavioral health patients.
During Emergency Department Diversion Through Behavioral Health Linkages, a 90-minute webinar on July 30, 2008, you’ll hear from two healthcare organizations who have implemented programs to divert ED visits related to behavioral health issues to appropriate venues of care.
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Joe Eppling, assistant vice president of post acute and behavioral health services at East Jefferson General Hospital and Julie Szempruen, associate vice president for the Midtown Mental Health Center, Wishard Health Services will describe their organizations' strategies for serving the needs of the behavioral health patient in the emergency room, including:
- Complying with EMTALA requirements;
- Creating linkages with behavioral health providers to provide care in appropriate settings;
- Triaging for behavioral health needs in the emergency department; and
- Developing patient education programs on appropriate emergency department use.
The conference lasts approximately 90 minutes, including a question and answer session. Get your questions answered in real-time on the strategies that East Jefferson General Hospital and Wishard Health Services are using!
Who Will Benefit?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, health promotion and wellness professionals and business development and strategic planning directors.
Submit Your Questions:
You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to
ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on July 25, 2008. We
will attempt to answer your questions during the conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions
that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.
Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and
Gather your team around the table on July 30, 2008 for one low single-participant price.
There is no limit on the number of participants from your office; the
registration fee covers one dial-in for the audio and one computer connection for the webinar. For discount pricing on additional phone lines and webinar connections, contact our customer service line at
Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided approximately one week
before the program date via e-mail.
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