What To Work Toward: Goals of an Integrated Behavioral Health Practice
With regard to the patient, an integrated behavioral health practice should work toward:
- Patient-centered care. A patient’s experience of transparency, individualization, recognition, respect, dignity, and choice in all aspects of health care.
- Whole-person care. Care that is patient centered and addresses the full range of a patient’s medical and behavioral health needs, culture, values, and preferences. It helps patients become active participants in their own health care.
- Coordinated care. Organization of patient care activities and information exchange between the patient and the provider, or among the patient and a broader care team.