What factors might lead to the failure of the CC/IC delivery model?

What factors might lead to the failure of the CC/IC delivery model?

Health care systems are facing challenges in achieving therapeutic goals for their clients. Therefore, a support system and services within the organization must be established. It is essential for professionals to collaborate, communicate, and work as a team.  In an effort to achieve therapeutic goals, health care and organizations are moving toward the integration of behavioral health (Funderburk, Fielder, DeMartini & Flynn, 2012). The integration of behavioral health consists of various levels of service for implementation. Achieving therapeutic goals is based on a four-level model as described in Establishing an integrated care practice in a community health center (Auxier, Farley & Siefert, 2011). An essential first step is to assess the patient based on four levels of severity. Depending on various factors including geographical location and patient needs, implementation of approach may vary. The integrative care practice may consist of screening, consultation, psychotherapy, and psychological testing. The implementation of services should consist of best evidence based practice using their best professional knowledge and implement strategies with an open mind. The implementation of IC/CC aims at improving the quality of care for patients, which increases patient satisfaction. In addition, improving mental and physical health while increasing patient functioning aims at increasing the patient’s overall health and well-being. This approach addresses various components of an individual’s health including physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental issues affecting overall health and well-being of clients. According to Runyan (2011) models of successful integration are typically seen with stepped care within larger organizations that includes a variety of specialty areas and services. There are no one size fits all models, but implementing essential components of care services based on needs will assist in achieving individual client’s therapeutic goals.

  • How does this support health literacy?

Health literacy are essential skills in order to manage the health and well-being of individuals. Ensuring individuals understand detailed information related to their health is essential. Effective communication between the professional and patient assists in reducing misunderstanding and aids in a complete understanding of the various aspects related to their health. From start to finish, individual’s must have a clear understanding. In addition, patients must be able to easily navigate technological systems and understand written communication. Establishing appropriate health literacy helps individuals develop a clear understanding and gain knowledge related to their health that will assist in achieving health goals and satisfaction.

  • What factors might lead to the failure of the CC/IC delivery model?

There are various factors that might lead to the failure of the CC/IC delivery model. The organizational setting and lack of services may influence the failure of the model. Professionals who lack knowledge or have not been trained in specific areas may cause the model to fail. In addition, there may be a lack of professionals or services available. The patient’s lack of knowledge may also contribute to the failure of the model. With technology on the rise, individuals may lack navigation and lack knowledge of the system. Technology can be costly, thus lack of funds may affect the model as organizations are unable to implement most current and effective strategies. Organizations may not implement the best model for the client population, thus not targeting and meeting the needs of the patient population.

  • How might lack of acceptance of the value or viability of the CC/IC model by stakeholders, lack of awareness of the clinical competencies of various members of the team, barriers to financial reimbursement for services, and lack of integration of support services within the practice cause a breakdown in efficacy?
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