Posted by Beth Schwinn, DCoE Public Affairs on September 28, 2015
Doing right by patients who are transferring is as easy as a phone
call, according to George Lamb, Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) outreach chief.
That’s all it takes to make sure service members continue to get the
psychological care they need when they change duty stations or leave the
That is the message Lamb wanted providers to take home from the 2015 DCoE Summit. InTransition is a program that assigns patients to a coach who checks in with them regularly and facilitates their care.
“To me it’s a no-brainer,” Lamb told conference participants.
“You would have to have a notebook a foot high to list all the benefits
available. I know how difficult it can be.”
With one call to
inTransition, the work is done, he said. “It takes three to five
minutes. It’s actually quicker than ordering meds if you make the
referral online,” said Lamb.