The electronic health record can be a valuable tool for practices that are implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Here are materials on how to use the EHR to implement and improve your SBIRT workflow. The speakers presenting in the following webinars are not only experts on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, but also EHRs.

One of EHR’s strengths is an ability to keep all information in one place, streamlining and organizing the process of recording a patient’s history, screens, conditions, and visits. Discover tools that easily add screen results into your records or even set the software to remind you to follow up on a patient’s next visit. EHRs can also generate billing information, making SBIRT that much easier to incorporate into a routine. And these experts offer more than just technological tips: they share recommendations about working with people–both health practitioners and their patients.


My Take on EHRs and SBIRT

Featuring Jim Winkle

Jim Winkle uses his own experiences helping clinics implement SBIRT to show ways that electronic health records can be part of a strong SBIRT plan.
EHR software does not come ready to conduct SBIRT, but there are several ways to add this functionality. Learn how EHR tools can remind you to screen on a regular basis, easily record the results of your screening and brief interventions, and generate appropriate billing and diagnosis codes.


Implementation of SBIRT Into Electronic Health Records: From Documentation to Data

Featuring John McAteer

John McAteer uses his personal experience and expertise with SBIRT for alcohol use. He helped over 50 primary care facilities begin to use SBIRT, with EHR integration. He goes over the technology available for use and how to use EHR data to evaluate and improve your program. Discover alerts, templates, and treatment program locators.


SBIRT and the Electronic Health Record

Featuring Tom McLellan

People with problematic substance use patterns go to every medical practice, and to understand their drug or alcohol use can help you better treat their other conditions. Tom McLellan shares the myriad barriers that can arise when trying to use EHRs for SBIRT. He suggests solutions to issues with limited resources, competing priorities, and uncomfortable medical providers.


What’s Your Take on EHRs and SBIRT?

Featuring Les Sperling

Les Sperling spent the last seven years helping addiction treatment providers across Kansas. He guides the viewer through the process of adding SBIRT to an existing EHR workflow. Questions about billing are answered regarding both  private insurance and medicare. He shows how EHRs can track Referral to Treatment and follow up on a patient’s further activities.

Thank you for exploring IRETA’s resources on SBIRT and Electronic Health Records. To participate in future webinars as they stream, visit our upcoming webinar page.


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