The GOBHI GAZETTE, first edition
Improving Engagement


As Chief Exective Officer, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the GOBHI Gazette,where all things behavioral health matter and our providers stay informed. In this quarterly newsletter you can expect to find the latest areas we are focusing on to support behavioral health care needs in rural Oregon. Here at GOBHI, we promote wellness and believe in  the power of prevention and local care.
Thank you for all you do to support our  members and the triple aim of better care, better health and lower costs.
Kevin M. Campbell, CEO

Did you know....

  • Supported employment
    of individuals with SMI say they want to work. 
    Learn more.....
  • Screen for diabetes
    Our current rate of screening members with schizophrenia on antipsychotic medication is less than 12%....Help us reduce the burden of diabetes on these high risk members.
  • Antidepressant Medication Compliance
    Our members fill these prescriptions consistently only 30% of the time in the first 3 months on a new medication.   There are many appropriate reasons for stopping medications. Our goal is to decrease barriers and improve engagement and compliance when appropriate.
  • Discharge Follow up
    The state is measuring 7 day behavioral health follow up rates for members discharged from psychiatric hospitals.  Do you know when your patients are hospitalized?  We can  help you access PreManage, an ER/hospitalization alert system. Email our Quality department for more information.
  • Practitioner surveys shows only 38% of our behavioral health practitioners are receiving discharge summaries.
    Learn more.....
  • HIPAA is not different for mental health records, common misperceptions still exist.  
    Learn more... 
  • Follow up after starting ADHD medication 
    African American children are followed up after the start of ADHD medication at a rate that is5-10% less often than Caucasian children. Children on ADHD medication should be seen within 30 days of starting their medication. Oregon state has been measuring follow up since 2011. Though we continue to improve there is still disparity.

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