Brain Injuries: Employing Evidence-based Advances to Improve Evaluation and Outcomes
Brain injury is often referred to as a “silent epidemic,” as it is not well understood by the general public nor by many healthcare professionals. Often, people with a brain injury have not been properly diagnosed, and have not received treatment essential to healing. As a result, individuals are overmedicalized, with a corresponding increase in disability, with costs and lost productivity estimated at $76.5 billion annually. This panel presentation will demonstrate how advanced biopsychosocial systems are employed to dramatically improve diagnosis, treatment, accelerate MMI and decrease overall costs.
Program Learning Objectives:
- Learn how advanced diagnostic methods are employed to diagnose whether or not a brain injury occurred.
- Learn how to identify the best type of treatment to improve outcomes.
- Understand how transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment and case management with stakeholders can accelerate MMI/P&S and decrease overall costs.
Dr. Clark Smith, MD, DFAPA – Chief Medical Officer | Institutes of Health
Dr. Crystal Cobos, DPT, CBIS – Director, Head Injury & Concussion Clinic | Institutes of Health
Dr. Shelby Moreira, Psy.D. – Forensic & Neurocognitive Specialist | Institutes of Health
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