RING Around “Joy in Work”: Conference furthers discussions of joy, and sharing results and research

November 29, 2017

On October 26, 2017, clinicians, researchers and investigators met for the annual NYC RING (New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group) conference at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Family and Social Medicine. The conference focused on sharing practice-based research and quality improvement activities, but the centerpiece was the message of the…

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Value-Stream Mapping Process: Groundbreaking Work in Orange County

November 23, 2017

This October week-long session was facilitated by Dr. Corey Waller, MD. The objective was to value-stream process-map each service to help understand the current state as well as define the associated barriers and gaps. Watch the videos on our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization page, here or http://montefiorehvc.org/projects/behavioral-health-crisis-stabilization/.

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There’s an App for That: Using Technology to Improve Behavioral Health

October 31, 2017

MHVC offers app and interactive voice system to partners. The future of health care is now being piloted with members of MHVC’s Behavioral Health/Primary Care Learning Collaborative in partnership with Montefiore Medical Center’s Care Management Organization (CMO). “The project offers partners access to two telehealth platforms, a smartphone application and an interactive voice response system…

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MAX Results: How the Health Quest Care Management Team Changed to Change Lives

October 31, 2017

Patient success stories from the MAX Series. Thanks to the MAX Series, when Chanel Artist, RN, Community Care Manager and Certified Case Manager at Health Quest, tells the story it is far from a chart recitation. “Elderly female with a complex medical history” becomes “our case conference really worked and the team understood how to…

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VBP University: Semesters 2 and 3 Available Now

September 29, 2017

In the July/August newsletter (link here) we introduced MHVC partners to the NYS Department of Health VBP University and the many resources available to transition your practice to value-based payment (VBP). VBP University is an online, educational resource created to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to VBP. It combines informational videos and…

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Anti-Vaping Education Gets Legislator’s Assistance

September 29, 2017

US Rep. Nita Lowey leads roundtable discussion. Ellen Morehouse knows first-hand about the rise in e-cigarette use and the dangers of youth smoking. Morehouse, Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corp. (SAS), an MHVC partner in White Plains, NY, met with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) and other area leaders in August to discuss e-cigarette use…

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Process Redesign Rethinks Approaches to SUD Referrals

August 13, 2017

Workshop participants discuss real-time solutions and the “future state.” Following the success of the first Substance Use Disorder (SUD) workshop on May 19, 2017 (newsletter article here), MHVC held a deeper dive session on July 25, 2017, in Tarrytown, with participants representing seven organizations, and MHVC team members. “We built upon the energy and synergy…

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NYSDOH Announces “VBP University”: Online and Bootcamps

August 13, 2017

Increase your knowledge or get a certificate in Value-Based Payment. Value-Based Payment (VBP) is a fundamental part of DSRIP, and now partners can be recognized for their learning and mastery of the subject. NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) has just announced the launch of VBP University — an online, educational resource created to raise awareness,…

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Learning from Experience: Partners Share BH Integration Successes and Challenges

June 28, 2017

BH Learning Collaborative #2 Focuses on Lessons Learned. In November 2016, MHVC’s first Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative set the stage for the challenges ahead, as participants shared concerns with their colleagues and learned techniques to help with problem-solving and work flows. By the time 98 participants met on June 8, 2017, for the second Behavioral…

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MHVC Announces CBO Funding Opportunities Supporting Communities of Care

May 31, 2017

MHVC CBO Integration Strategy to strengthen the region. A core principle of MHVC’s integrated delivery system is deepening our understanding of the role that CBOs play in the region. Throughout DY1 and DY2 MHVC has engaged CBOs as part of our program planning and workforce training efforts, including our emphasis on PDSA training to promote…

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