On Dec. 9, 2020, the AMA held a webinar in the AMA STEPS Forward™ series: "Practical Practices: Behavioral Health Integration."
Learn about key findings from a behavioral health integration study conducted by AMA and the RAND Corporation and describe how AMA and multiple medical specialty societies are working to remove obstacles and improve care for people with behavioral and mental health conditions–along with observations on how these efforts can help physicians and practices in today’s unprecedented environment of COVID-19.
Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH
Vice president of healthcare quality, American Medical Association
Dr. Blake leads the payment and quality initiatives of the AMA’s Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability Department and is principal investigator at AMA for the CMS’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. From April 2013 until April 2016, she was executive director of the PCPI®, which includes among its activities the National Quality Registry Network™. A member of the Governing Committee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) coordinating center, Dr. Blake was also co-chair of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology until April 2017 and co-chair of its Quality Measures Task Force.