Snap, Crackle, Pop of Collaborative Care Options

integrated care

I just happened to see Psych Practice blogger’s post about the Affordable Care Act and noticed something about our Collaborative Medicine and Behavioral Health (CoMeBeh) program here at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics mentioned in the section on collaborative care. The relevant excerpt is: “What about other models? The Family Medicine Department at The University of […]

Further on with the MOL Physician Acceptability Survey Results


The Iowa Board of Medicine promptly answered my questions about the Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) Physician Survey, the first of its kind in Iowa. The answers prompted me to reflect on the continuing opposition to MOL. The Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) reply highlights the importance of building and maintaining a commitment to lifelong learning, in […]

Open Access Week at Iowa!

Open Access

Well it’s that time of year again, meaning Open Access Week at University of Iowa. There will be several blog posts about it at Transitions Blog University of Iowa and mine is supposed to be among them. Open Access Week starts tomorrow and runs from October 20-26, 2014. You gotta come on up to Open Access!

Suicide Risk Assessment: Always Look for Ways to Improve

bumpy riding on the box

Today I’d like to call attention to a couple of interesting articles on suicide risk assessment, which is something I do every day as a consulting psychiatrist in the general hospital (and I’m always looking for ways to improve). The easiest way to start is to let you have a look at a couple of […]

MOL Acceptability Survey Update


So I just got a reply yesterday from the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) regarding my inquiry about the results of the Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) Acceptability Survey, completed in late April. My message prompted them to publish a press release about the results, which they had available in June. They were kind enough to send […]