Plan-Do-Study-Act: Fall Launch for MHVC’s PDSA Toolkit

May 31, 2017

Middletown shows what PDSAs can do. Over the past year, MHVC and its Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) team have been meeting with and training partners on this practical problem-solving technique. Just as the PDSA cycle provides partners with a process for learning and improvement, the team has continued to learn as well while deploying PDSA training in…

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Answering the Question: “What does DSRIP mean to me?”

May 31, 2017

  MHVC Workforce Communication and Engagement Toolkit launched in April. You are doing the work and seeing results, but do your front-desk staff and technicians know that DSRIP is more than an acronym? Does everyone in your organization understand DSRIP’s long-term goals and why you are doing these projects? Based on the latest results of…

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BH Crisis Solutions in Action

May 16, 2017

Creating new pathways to improve care. On March 15th, MHVC partners delivered two webinars that are part of the training action plan of the DSRIP Project 3.a.ii Cross-PPS Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Project (link here). The two consensus-based, best-practice behavioral health (BH) protocols developed by Hudson Valley partners were the subjects of separate webinars, one…

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Rapid Cycle Improvement for Mental Health “Firsts” in Rockland County

May 16, 2017

“Mental Health First Aid,” BH first responders, Nyack Hospital coordinate care. The words “rapid cycle improvement” have new meaning to those who participated in a groundbreaking project that has transformed crisis care in Rockland County. Nyack Hospital is a suburban hospital with an emergency department (ED) inundated with behavioral health (BH) visits that are difficult…

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Bringing MAX Back Home to MHVC

May 16, 2017

MAX partners share learning at ED care triage workshop. Key to MHVC’s approach to creating an integrated network is the principle of applying learning from one program to another and sharing learning between partners. On March 2nd, MHVC’s two Emergency Department (ED) super-utilizer focused Action Teams for the MAX Series Program — St. Luke’s Cornwall…

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Navigating through Uncertainty: Immigration and Use of Social Services

May 16, 2017

“Tremendous fear” reducing participation in the Hudson Valley. Many MHVC partners providing health care to migrant and immigrant communities are facing additional challenges to care as this patient population increasingly withdraws from services due to fears of deportation. “It is heartbreaking to hear that families are disenrolling from WIC, Medicaid, and other social service programs.”…

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New MHVC Training Calendar is your Online “One Stop” for Learning Opportunities

February 28, 2017

The MHVC Workforce Subcommittee is excited to announce that its Training Calendar is now “live” on the MHVC website. The master calendar is located on the MHVC Workforce Subcommittee page (link here); activities will also be linked in the future to other parts of the site, the MHVC Partner Portal, and our newsletter. The purpose…

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MHVC Crisis Stabilization Project: January 2017 report on three PPS collaboration

February 22, 2017

The Crisis Stabilization Project (3.a.ii) within DSRIP is meant to provide readily accessible behavioral  health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate levels of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the patient’s crisis. MHVC held a Webinar on January 26th to share the Cross-PPS Crisis Stabilization Paper (recorded webinar can be found…

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MHVC Hudson Valley Career Page is “Live”

February 22, 2017

MHVC has created a jobs clearinghouse for providers to attract talent within the Hudson Valley area. The Hudson Valley Career page can be accessed via quick links through the MHVC partner portal and the soon to be relaunched MHVC web site. Network partners are encouraged to use the page to promote open integrated delivery system-related…

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MAX Series Train-the-Trainer Workshops Begin

February 7, 2017

We have been reporting the past few months on the objectives and successes of the MAX Series and the two MHVC teams — St. Luke’s Cornwall and St. Joseph’s and their respective partners — that already participated. We are pleased to announce that one MHVC partner, HealthQuest, was selected to participate in the next round…

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