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Spotlight on Vituity’s Behavioral Health Innovation: Emergency Psychiatric Intervention

3/10/2020

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Drs. Martini and Stahulak, who led the implementation of EPI at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

Vituity’s integrated approach to acute behavioral health crises is receiving raves from health system leaders across the country.

Emergency Psychiatric Intervention (EPI) is an approach designed by Vituity physicians on the front lines of emergency medicine and acute psychiatry. EPI ensures that EDs are empowered to properly and more efficiently evaluate and treat behavioral health patients from the moment they enter the ED through discharge.

EPI is improving everything from the quality of care that behavioral health patients receive to provider satisfaction and community trust.

In fact, this innovative approach employed by front-line providers in high-traffic, Vituity-led EDs has been making headlines.

In the news

Modern Healthcare and the Chicago Tribune featured Vituity’s reduction in ED length of stay for behavioral health patients.

“After several months of using the new tool, average wait times for lower-risk patients were cut by 40%, and patients who were assessed using the tool also had yet to revisit the hospital.”

—Kate Thayer, Chicago Tribune

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