CME Office: 
Series date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:30pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 1:30pm

Frequency:

4th Thursday of the Month


Planner: 

  • Honor Hsin, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
  • Christopher Daley, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose

Planning Committee:

  • Honor Hsin, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
  • Christopher Daley, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose

Desired Practice: 

The Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education program is focused on improving patient care and patient outcomes through increased clinical competence, improved performance regarding the recognition of psychiatric disorders, and enhanced patient care that is culturally and socially competent.

The goal is to increase skills in performing psychiatric assessments, risk management, triage of patients in crisis, interdepartmental referral and consultations, and consistently diagnosing patients accurately.
The focus will be on several key issues related to improved patient care and include focusing on:
1.) The reduction of psychiatric symptoms, as documented on the Patient Health Outcomes Questionnaire (PHQ9) scores and patient informed feedback care on each patient visit, reaching the target goal of 50% or greater reduction for more than 40% of patients in the goal.
2.) Training in working with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) patients.
3). Improved diagnostic accuracy as manifested by increased diagnostic diversity at patient visits. Improved competence will result in follow up in the reduction of the Adult Outpatient Questionnaire (AOQ) scores for depression symptoms as well as the percentage of patients which warrant the diagnosis of domestic violence, consistently reaching the target goal of 20 % of the estimated prevalence for making accurate domestic violence diagnoses in women between the ages of 18-65. Additionally, our focus will be on strengthening our tracking of treatment outcomes, utilizing these ratings as measured in return PHQ 9 scores after 6 months of treatment, increased competence in making accurate psychiatric diagnoses, following up with patients to ensure that they are being offered appropriate levels of treatment.


Objectives:

By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify care and treatment gaps in marginalized groups.

2.  Recognize how to implement treatment programs.