Leveraging Technology to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care in Everyday Practice
Date & Time
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Nadine Akinyemi
Research shows trauma is an indicator of poor health outcomes.  The Brooklyn-based community health organization, Bridging Access to Care, analyzed clients screened for PTSD using the PTSD Checklist (PCL-5) revealed of the 67% of new program enrollees, 37% screened positive for trauma and 100% of those assessed with the Clinically Administered PTSD Screen (CAPS) had a confirmed positive trauma diagnosis (DSM-V) with varying degrees of PTSD severity and trauma symptoms.  Assessment of limitations in daily functions using the DLA-20 assessment tool revealed clients had varying range of functional impairment. This workshop purpose is to underscore the impact of trauma on retention in care and how developing innovative strategies facilitate trauma-specific care and reduce trauma symptoms and diagnosis. Participants will learn how to incorporate trauma screening into routinized care delivery workflows and uncover how addressing trauma is linked to improved health outcomes.  Participants will also identify how the use of electronic tools assist with normalizing the trauma informed care approach.
In this session, join the 2017 Runner Up Award-Winning team for the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards, as they detail the journey to trauma-informed healthcare.  In this dynamic session, hear how they collaborated to design a CMS-approved matrix for decision trees, linked service referral tools for community partner referrals, and leveraged practical data analytics to continuously monitor and trend their population to improve outcomes.