The presentation will provide an overview of integrating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) onto the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Specific content will include: models commonly used to implement SBIRT in health practices; the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s approach to promoting use of SBIRT in NYC practices; validated screening and assessment tools for alcohol and drug use; key staff members to include in an SBIRT implementation team; range of options for integrating SBIRT onto EHR (e.g., templates, alerts); considerations for documentation; EHR integration as a strategy to facilitate SBIRT delivery; and using SBIRT data extracted from the EHR for quality improvement activities.
- Differentiate between models commonly used to implement SBIRT in health practices
- Employment of validated screening and assessment tools for alcohol and drug use
- Identify key staff members to include in an SBIRT implementation team
- Identify the range of options for integrating SBIRT into EHR (e.g., templates, alerts)
- Plan for EHR integration as a strategy to facilitate SBIRT delivery
- Use of SBIRT data extracted from the EHR for Quality Improvement activities
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 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.