Chronic health conditions cost the United States economy over $1 trillion in lost productivity and account for as much as 90% of America’s $3.8 trillion annual health care costs. People with diabetes and behavioral health issues cost two to three times as much as those with diabetes alone. During the current mental health crisis, the need to address chronic physical and behavioral health challenges has become more apparent than ever. However, most health solutions today can only address a single health condition, not the whole person. Research shows that integrating digital apps into clinical practice using clinical pathways is an effective way to extend evidence-based care, addressing all acuity levels across the full spectrum through personalized engagement.
During this webinar, our presenters will discuss the shifting approach to mental healthcare and why it’s important for health plans to:
1. Meet consumer demand for personalized interactions
2. Use data to spot need and drive intelligent interactions
3. Enable integrated, whole-person mental health care
Julia Hoffman, PsyD
Vice President, Mental Health Strategy
In her current role at Teladoc Health, Dr. Hoffman is responsible for building evidence-based programs that offer a personalized approach to a full spectrum of behavioral health across challenges. Previously, Dr. Hoffman served as national director of mobile health for mental health and suicide prevention at the Department of Veterans Affairs where she oversaw the development of over 40 technology-based behavioral health tools. Dr. Hoffman was featured as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders – 2019 in Modern Healthcare.
Vice President of Behavioral Health
Jonas Thom leads the CareSource’s behavioral health approach as Vice President of Behavioral Health. Jonas has over 30 years of community behavioral health experience as a clinician, policy consultant and senior executive for public health and managed care organizations. He is a respected advocate and collaborative leader committed to improving access to behavioral health treatment for all individuals.
Prior to his role at CareSource, Jonas was the Director at InterAct for Change where he led the development of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Intensive Home-based Services certification rules and associated Medicaid policies. Jonas holds a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and is licensed to practice as a Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and Kentucky.
Cassandra Pohl, MSN, RN, CCM
Manager, BH Enterprise Clinical Programs
Cassandra Pohl is a psychiatric nurse with over 25 years’ experience working with clients and educating those who serve our clients with mental health issues. Having worked through a variety of different settings, such as adolescent residential through community mental health, she has found her place with CareSource for the last 13 years.
In addition to working with CareSource, she is a Mental Health First Aid trainer and has trained over 200 participants and has assisted in achieving training over 700 people within her organization at CareSource.