Innovative Discoveries Series: Increasing Follow-Up Attendance after Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Stays: An mHealth Approach

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 08/17/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Innovative Discoveries Series - Increasing Follow-Up Attendance after Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Stays: An mHealth Approach

Location: CCHS or web
Date: Fri: 08/17/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Increasing Follow-Up Attendance after Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Stays: An mHealth Approach

Hayley Germack, Yale School of Medicine
August 17, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Christiana Hospital Ammon Room 1100 or online at https://bluejeans.com/361095905

Forty two percent of patients discharged from acute inpatient psychiatric (AIP) services miss their first outpatient follow up appointment. The first outpatient appointment is critical for maintenance of treatment initiated during the inpatient stay. Patients who miss their first outpatient appointment are 2-3 times more likely to be readmitted to a hospital, which is costly, inefficient, and most importantly, may not be good for the patient. Text message reminders are an intervention that decrease follow up no-show rates by 28-36%. We partnered with Medicaid managed care in Philadelphia to provide text message reminders to Medicaid recipients discharged from AIP stays across 14 hospitals in the city. This presentation will discuss the dissemination and implementation of the reMind mHealth intervention and the need for aligning services for patients after discharge from AIP hospitalization. 

At the end of this talk you will be able to: 

  • Describe rates of follow up after acute inpatient psychiatric (AIP) hospitalization
  • Discuss consequences of not following up after AIP
  • Explain the use of dissemination and implementation science in examining uptake of interventions. 

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Location:
CCHS or web
Date:
Fri: 08/17/18 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Continuing Ed Credits: 1

Contact:
Deena Chisholm
phone:
302-733-5868