Webinar Wednesdays are a near-monthly free webinar series for addiction and allied health and human service providers, as well as policymakers, advocates and researchers interested in evidence-based approaches to substance use.
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A training to explore current substance use/abuse trends in military populations as well as contributing factors to use and how providers can be more competent in military/civilian interactions.
- Briefly summarize basic military culture competence
- Explore and Identify nuanced alcohol and drug trends within military populations
Ariel L. David is the Project Coordinator of the Armed Services Network of Louisiana, an initiative by a community coalition, the Jefferson Parish Alliance of Concerned Citizens, to address the needs of Louisiana service members and veterans. Previously, Ariel served on active duty in the United States Navy, in the fields of aviation and combat operations and received multiple awards for her military service. Now, after spending 9 years in the military, Ariel now focuses on participatory-based research in coalition building and community advocacy, with a special focus in the behavioral health of unique sub-populations. She currently serves on the Board for ETC!, and is actively involved with multiple national military organizations.
CEUs: 1.0 FREE NAADAC / PCB
This webinar will highlight the role of electronic health records in the implementation of SBIRT services in several primary and acute care settings in Kansas. Implementation challenges and solutions involved with integrating SBIRT into existing workflows and EHR systems will be shared. Perspectives from billing barriers to appropriate outcome data collection will be offered from the SUD and Medical Provider perspective.
- Outline of SBIRT services being implemented
- Analyze the cost and process for adding the SBIRT component to the EHR
- Review of the challenges or barriers faced with implementing and sustaining use of the SBIRT component/ field in the EHR
Les Sperling serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Kansas Foundation. He has held this position since October of 1999. The Foundation provides a full continuum of substance use prevention and treatment services in five locations throughout Kansas. Les is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McPherson College. He has 32 years of experience in the substance use disorder field and specializes in the integration of behavioral health services into acute and primary medical care settings. Mr. Sperling has served on the Kansas Substance Abuse Policy Board, Kansas DUI Commission, and the Governor’s Mental Health Initiative Task Force.
CEUs: 1.0 FREE NAADAC / PCB
The presentation will discuss issues in promoting use of SBI and RT by medical practitioners, specifically the opportunities and challenges of integrating SBI and RT into contemporary electronic health record systems.
- Participants will understand the importance of EHR systems for integrating SBIRT into standard practice
- Participants will understand the special federal protections concerning interactions between healthcare providers about substance use and addiction
- Participants will understand the billing requirements and regulations associated with SBI in healthcare settings
Dr. McLellan has been a career researcher for 35 years with the Treatment Research Institute. He has published over 400 articles and chapters on addiction research; and has received several distinguished awards.
During 2009 – 2011 Dr. McLellan was the Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where he co-authored the President’s National Drug Control Strategy.
Dr. McLellan holds a B.A. from Colgate University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. He received postgraduate training in psychology at Oxford University in England.
This webinar will discuss the role of implementing EHR in relation to SBIRT.
- Overview of the E.H.R. System and the SBIRT services being implemented.
- Identifying the rational for adding SBIRT fields into the E.H.R. System.
John McAteer is the SBIRT Health Care Systems Coordinator in the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, Mr. McAteer trains New York City health care providers in SBIRT, and supports practices to implement SBIRT into their routine workflow, including integration into the electronic health record. He has also collaborated to develop a Health Department SBIRT curriculum tailored for providers who care for patients with hepatitis, and an online SBIRT learning module. Mr. McAteer received his Masters in Social Work from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Chemical Dependency Treatment Services at Long Island Consultation Center. Mr. McAteer continues to work as a therapist in private practice, serving adolescents and their families, and focusing on substance use and mental health.
This webinar will discuss Jim Winkle’s take on EHR and SBIRT.
As a result of attending this webinar, learners will be able to:
- Identify limitations of EMR software in facilitating SBIRT clinic processes
- Describe an ideal EMR-supported SBIRT workflow
- Understand how EMR tools can be utilized to help facilitate SBIRT clinic processes
Jim Winkle, MPH, has trained hundreds of physicians and clinic team members how to sustainably implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) workflows into primary care and emergency room settings. As the creator behind the sbirtoregon.org website, Jim has designed clinic tools, screening forms, and video demonstrations that have been widely adopted by health professionals around the country.
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ATTENTION Pennsylvanians: IRETA webinars are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board to provide credits for addictions practitioners *and* they satisfy Department of Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure training hour requirements!
ATTENTION New Yorkers: Although we are no longer providing NY OASAS CEUs, please note that New York does accept NAADAC.