Vision The vision for the Washington County ED SBIRT project is to ensure that every patient receives the right SBIRT services by the right providers every time.
Objective/Goals The project aims to:
– Implement SBIRT in Washington Health System emergency department using an evidence-based clinical model
– Integrate SBIRT and related activities within the electronic health record (EHR) at Washington Health System
– Implement a robust quality improvement process that permits the program to continuously assess outcomes and improve processes
– Implement timely and accurate data collection processes for quality improvement activities
– Conduct and disseminate meaningful research with the evaluation data gathered.
Project Partners – Washington Health System (WHS) 
– Washington County Drug & Alcohol Commission
Timeline of Project Two-year initiative (January 2019 – December 2020)
Funder Washington County Drug & Alcohol Commission
Location/Implementation site(s) Washington Health System Emergency Department (Washington County, PA)
Innovations – Capacity Building
– Health Information Exchanges
– Electronic Health Record Integration
– Community Capacity Development
– Training and Education
– Patient-Centered Interventions
– Clinical Assessments
– Physical/Behavioral Health Screening
– Value-Based Payment Models
Expected Outcomes/ Sustainability  – Increase access to appropriate SUD and MOUD services
– Reduce in substance use-related injuries and deaths in Washington County
– Reduce ED readmission in WHS Hospital Reduce healthcare costs resulting from SUD in WHS Hospital Integrate SBIRT into the EHR and existing clinical workflow at WHS ED
– Increase the number of healthcare professionals trained in SBIRT at WHS ED
– Improve coordination of care for individuals with SUD in Washington County