American Psychiatric Association (APA) Training
The Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center
The AIMS Center at the University of Washington is a group of faculty, staff and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of Collaborative Care, a specific model of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common and persistent mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
The AIMS Center was founded by Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher who has spent the past twenty years developing innovative integrated care models and translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice.
The AIMS Center is housed within the Division of Population Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists working on creating effective, integrated behavioral health care solutions.
University of Washington Psychiatry Consultation and Telepsychiatry (PCAT)
Telepsychiatry relies on technology to bring clinical expertise to patients, rather than the other way around. Such technology opens access to care and enables psychiatrists clustered in urban areas to consult with patients in real-time, irrespective of location. This can be enormously cost-effective since increased access can reduce expensive hospital visits and improve treatment for chronic conditions.
The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychiatry Consultation and Telepsychiatry (PCAT) program includes multiple types of electronic communication between providers and patients including primary care provider telephone consultation, use of electronic registry-supported psychiatric caseload reviews, and direct patient tele-video consultation and evaluation. The PCAT program emphasizes principles of population health that incorporate validated models of care and services.
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