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Monthly Update
December 28, 2016  
Status Update: Mid-Point Assessment Recommendations
Bronx Health Access PPS ranked fifth out of the 25 PPS' across New York for strong partner engagement, according to recent results from the Midpoint Assessment conducted by the DSRIP Independent Assessor (IA).  Part of the assessment by the third-party vendor included a 360 survey to randomly-selected partners within the PPS network, a site visit from the IA, and the IA's review of the PPS' quarterly reports to New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the PPS' project and organizational narratives on project implementation.
The survey asked partners about their experience with various components of PPS performance, namely thoughts and feedback around governance, contracting and funds flow, performance management, and information technology solutions. The review did not uncover any significant concerns related to the organizational capacity of the PPS to support the successful implementation of DSRIP or any concerns related to the implementation of the DSRIP projects, specifically related to partner engagement.
The most relevant data point from the Bronx Health Access 360 survey is that three of the most instrumental community based providers (Mental Health, Practitioner Non-PCP, and Practitioner PCP) had a positive perception towards the PPS' Engagement, Communication, and Effectiveness. This data indicates that Bronx Health Access has done a good job of engaging some of the key community based network partners.  Below are some comments from respondents:
  • "The PPS has engaged me from the very beginning, in town halls and board, emphasizing the importance of behavioral health."
  • "We are often asked for best practices and input on all projects; we're very included in decision making."
  • "The PMO's IT team has been very engaged in understanding our systems - even coming to our sites to learn our flows within our EMR. The team has also offered to help interface with the RHIO to ensure that the connection process runs smoothly."
Thank you to all of our partners for your dedication and hard work in as the PPS continues to evolve to meet DSRIP goals.  We look forward to the new year and to continuing to work towards improvement.

Happy Holidays!  
IT Committee Update

The IT Committee continues to work in conjunction with the RHIO on the measures development.  The RHIO is expected to complete the next wave of measures in the coming month.  In addition to the measure development, the IT Committee has been in discussions with 3M to integrate their risk stratification tools into the RHIO database
Medical Assistant Refresher course
Bronx Health Access has partnered up with Hostos Community College to create a FreeMedical Assistant Refresher Course. Spots to this course are limited and enrollments are based on first come first serve basis. The goal of the course is to prepare Medical Assistants to deliver care in the context of emerging healthcare models. Topics will include: office practices from PCMH guidelines, population health and patient panels, care transitions and coordination, CAHPS, cultural competency and professionalism. 

The following three areas will be covered: 
  • Anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and Medical Law and Ethics
  • Administrative medical assisting, insurance, coding and billing bookkeeping, medical office applications, collections 
  • Clinical medical assisting - clinical procedures, clinical asepsis, sterilization, lab procedures, EKG, pharmacology, minor surgery, first aid and BLS 
Course Schedule: Class will be held on Thursday from January 12th through March 9th, 2017
Course Location: 2501 Grand Concourse- Room: 303
Upon successful completion of the program, the medical assistant will be eligible to take the CCMA certification exam through the National Health Career Association.  

Free SBIRT Training 
12-hour Training for Non-licensed or Credentialed Professionals
(CASAC-T's, health educators, etc.,)
Time Location Register 
January 4-5
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Avenue, Conference Room A
Bronx, NY 10465
January 18-19
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Avenue, Conference Room A
Bronx, NY 10465
4-hour Training for 
Licensed and Credentialed Professionals 
(physicians, psychologists, licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, full CASAC's)
Date Time Location Register
January 11
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Avenue, 
Conference Room A
Bronx, NY 10465
January 26
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Avenue, 
Conference Room A
Bronx, NY 10465

Understanding Microaggression Training
The next free training in the "Cultural Diversity/Health Literacy" will focus onMicroaggression and will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 

  • To understand the definition of microaggression
  • To describe examples of microaggression in the workplace
  • To identify ways to reduce the incidence of microaggression
  • To understand the impact of microaggression on the individual
  • To understand methods to address microaggression
Date:          Wednesday, January 18, 2017 
Coffee and Networking 
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Training Time:        9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Wellness Center
199 Mount Eden Parkway (corner of Morris Avenue)  Bronx, NY

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Newly Hired CHW Course
The Maternal & Infant Health Center Of Excellence is offering a new  Community Health Worker(CHW) Introductory Course for newly Hired CHW. The course consist of the following3 parts:
  1. Six (6) e-Learning modules (Click here to register )
  2. One (1) Webinar
  3. Three (3) in-person training days (offered in NYC from January 1, 2017 -  February 2, 2017)
 It is recommended that CHWs have completed the e-Learning modules and attended the webinar prior to attending the in-person training. There will be an opportunity in the morning of day 1 to ask questions about the content learned and trainers may at times refer to this content during the training.
A CHW must attend all training components to receive a letter of course completion.
Of note, if a CHWs has attended Cicatelli's CHW course, they do not need to take this course. 
State DSRIP Updates  
Upcoming Events and Deadlines

December 30
Final Approval of PPS Year 2 Second Quarterly Reports
January 2017
Anticipated  Independent Evaluator contract start date
January 3
Release Final Mid-Point Assessment recommendations for 30-day public comment
January 6
Final PPS Year 2 Second Quarterly Reports posted to DSRIP Website
January 23
Public Comment period for Final Mid-Point Assessment recommendations ends
January 31
PPS Year 2 Third Quarterly Reports (10/1/16 - 12/31/16) due from PPS



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