April 2018 Education Program

  • 05 Apr 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle



April 5, 2018

Opioid Epidemic and Workplace Implications

Dr. Mary Kay O'Neill, Partner, Mercer Health & Benefits

The Impact of Opioid Misuse on Employers

Washington State Resource

Framework for Action - A Holistic Model

        Approaching the Problem - an Evolving Strategy

        Combating the Problem - a Holistic Model

        Prevention - Interdependent Vendor Stakeholders

        Prevention - The Role of Prescribers

        Prevention - Employee Education

        Employer Action -Questions for Carriers and PBM

        Early Detection - The Role Of Employers

        Treatment Approach - Opioid use disorder

        Treatment - Mitigation and Stabilization

        Supporting Return to Function – Value Proposition

Recap and Considerations for Employers

        Case Studies


        Early Detection (screening and harm Mitigation)


Mary Kay O’Neill, MD, MBA; Partner, Mercer Health & Benefits

As Senior Clinical Advisor for Mercer Health & Benefits, Dr. O’Neill leverages her clinical strategy and operations experience to drive Mercer’s value-based care initiatives and provide strategic advice and health care data analysis for Mercer clients. She is part of the Total Health Management practice.

Dr. O’Neill has more than 30 years of health care experience. Most recently, she was Chief Medical Director at Coordinated Care in Tacoma, WA, responsible for forming strategic partnerships with community organizations and network partners and developing benefit design and services. Prior to that, she was with Regence BlueShield from 2013 to 2014, CIGNA from 2007 to 2013, and the Washington State Health Care Authority from 2001 to 2007.

Integrated Behavioral Health Care Approaches

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA; Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW

Objectives will clearly and concisely communicate what an attendee is expected to know and/or do at the conclusion of an activity.

    Improving access to behavioral healthcare

    Achieving the triple aim of healthcare reform

    Integration of mental health and general medical service

    Define criteria or conditions under which learning is to be demonstrated

    Adding performance standards to learning objectives

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA; Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW

Dr. Unützer is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher. His work focuses on innovative models that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. He has over 300 scientific publications and is the recipient of numerous federal and foundation grants and awards for his research to improve the health and mental health of populations through patient-centered integrated mental health services.

Dr. Unützer is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He also holds adjunct appointments as Professor in the School of Public Health (Departments of Health Services and Global Health) and as Affiliate Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Unützer founded the AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) (http://aims.uw.edu) and the IMPACT Program (http://impact-uw.org) which support national and international dissemination of evidence-based collaborative care programs for depression and other common behavioral health problems in primary care and other general medical settings. Dr. Unützer has advanced training in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, public policy and public health. He works with national and international organizations dedicated to improving behavioral health care for diverse populations and has served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the World Health Organization and as an advisor to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.

Online registration deadline is April 3, 2018

Register by phone until noon on April 3 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after April 3.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101 • map
Parking is available but not validated

7:15-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am Program
8:50-9:00 am Break
9:00-9:50 am Program
9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

To qualify for WAOIC CE credits:
You will need to show government-issued photo identification and signature.
Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form.

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