Emory Collaborates With NeuroFlow To Increase Access To Behavioral Health Services
Emory Healthcare (EHC) and the Goizueta Institute are joining forces with NeuroFlow, a behavioral health infrastructure company, to support and improve the delivery of psychiatric services for both patients and providers.
The collaboration will also pilot a primary care suicide prevention program.
The entities will seek to complement and scale Emory’s new collaborative care model (CoCM) within its primary care clinics. The CoCM is part of Emory’s Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program, which was formed by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to help meet significant access demands for behavioral health services in the EHC network.
“We want to be able to reach patients in a timely manner and bring treatment to where they are most likely to be identified as having a psychiatric problem, which is the primary care setting,” says Brandon Kitay, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of behavioral health integration for EHC.
As part of its mission, the CoCM is embedding licensed specialists called behavioral health care managers (BHCMs) to work in EHC primary care clinics alongside primary care clinicians to provide onsite psychotherapy and serve as liaisons with psychiatric consultants.
“NeuroFlow will expand clinical resources to patients in-between appointments that can help them explore and utilize healthy coping skills. With the support of behavioral healthcare managers, we will be able to track progress and create an optimal treatment plan to improve outcomes,” says Bosco Lorio, PsyD, LPC, behavioral healthcare manager, primary care, Emory University Hospital Midtown.