Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials (CoNNECT)

Study Description and Methods

CoNNECT will recruit CCRN practices with collaborative care delivery models and existing DARTNet(www.dartnet.info) practices without collaborative care to examine similarities and differences between practices that have onsite mental health providers compared to primary care practices that use a traditional referral model of offsite mental health providers.

For additional information on how CoNNECT and DARTNet will work together, please visit www.dartnet.info/CoNNECT.htm.(www.dartnet.info)

Specific Aims and Objectives

We will be tracking two main elements in this study:

  1. The number of patients identified with a comorbid mental health and physical health diagnosis; and
  2. The number of patients who initiate treatment secondary to a mental health diagnosis. CoNNECT will use AcTIONet's relationship with CINA to extract data from electronic health records to generate this data and combine it with other data from participating practices.

Timeline

This project was conducted from August 2010 through July 2012.

Status

This project is currently under analysis. Check back soon for key findings and publications.

Posters and Presentations

Miller B. Initial results from CoNNECT. Poster presentation at: the North American Primary Care Research Group Conference; 2012 Dec 1-5; New Orleans, LA.

Miller B. Integrated care: Good data can lead to transforming healthcare. Paper presented at: Leveraging Knowledge and Action to Improve Health Care Quality. 6th Annual Conference of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2012 September 9-12; Bethesda, MD.

Miller B. CoNNECT: Collaborative National Networks Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials. Poster presented at: Leveraging Knowledge and Action to Improve Health Care Quality. 6th Annual Conference of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2012 September 9-12; Bethesda, MD.

Miller B, McLouth R. Studying the impact of behavioral health and primary care through electronic medical records: The CoNNECT project. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Practice Based Research Network; June 21-22; 2012. Bethesda, MD.

Miller B. Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials. 60 Second Presentation at: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network Meeting; 2012 May 17-18; Rockville, MD.

Miller B and McLouth R. Researching the impact of mental health integration in primary care through electronic medical records. Poster presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement; 2011 Dec 1-4; Newport Beach, CA.

Miller B. Leveraging clinical data for behavioral intervention and care coordination. Poster presented at: Corporate Research Group Executive Healthcare Industry Forum on Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Impacting Care Coordination and Chronic Disease Management; 2011 Oct 27; New York, NY.

Kessler R, and Miller B. Data data everywhere but not a drop that is useful. Poster presented at: Integrated Care: The Essential Role of Integrated Care in Healthcare Reform. 7th Annual Two Worlds Unite Symposium; 2011 Mar 19; Chapel Hill, NC.

Miller B. Researching the impact of co-located mental health providers in primary care. Poster presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement; 2010 Dec; San Antonio, TX.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237, x3180
nrn@aafp.org


This project was funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.