April 2019
Welcome to the NQP Pulse, the news magazine of the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP). This journal is meant to keep you up-to-date on relevant activities and resources surrounding DSRIP and NQP.
News and Features
NQP March 2019 PAC Meeting Highlights DSRIP Success Stories
Those in healthcare know that there are many acronyms that we toss around quite often. While DSRIP technically stands for Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, on Friday March 22 it stood for D ramatic S tories R ecounting I nitiatives for P eople. In what many described as one of the best PAC Meetings they had attended, NQP and several of our partners described key initiatives that resulted in more efficient and effective delivery of healthcare and better lives for members of their communities.  

NQP Presents: Searching for Value Based Care
At the statewide DSRIP Learning Symposium held in Saratoga Springs in February, NQP used the Wizard of Oz theme to capture the essence of what our partner organizations have been able to accomplish: to make sure patients and clients can access health care with ease in the most effective and efficient manner. NQP created an interactive exhibit that followed the main characters from the movie on a healthcare "journey.” 

NQP PPS Symposium Presentation: Contracting with Behavioral Health Providers and Tier 1 CBO’s – Tips, Tricks and Hacks
NQP had an active presence at the DSRIP Learning Symposium in Saratoga Springs. On February 12, 2019 the Nassau Queens PPS Community Engagement Team conducted a workshop at the annual DSRIP PPS Symposium entitled: “ Contracting with Behavioral Health Providers and Tier 1 CBO’s: Tips, Tricks and Hacks.

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LGBTQ Health:
A Conversation with Anthony Santella, DrPH, MPH, MCHES; Associate Professor of Public Health, Hofstra University
In our continuing series of interviews with subject matter experts on timely and provocative healthcare topics, NQP interviews Anthony Santella on LGBTQ Health issues.

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Lean Deployment Through Performing Provider Systems
Want to learn a relatively simple method of making customer-centric improvements to healthcare processes? Then Lean may be the answer! Lean is an ever-evolving philosophy used extensively in healthcare that is based on proven principles and methods incorporating a compilation of world-class practices to improve an organization through an evidence-based methodology.

Alan Cooper, a principal at the Tudor Advisory Group, shares his insight in the many Lean projects he's participated in throughout his healthcare career.

NQP Holds Inaugural Healthcare Career Day at Adelphi University
On March 6, students at Adelphi University heard real-life stories about what it’s like to work in healthcare organizations doing the life sustaining work that those of us who have been involved for years truly enjoy. The event was part of NQP’s Workforce efforts to partner with local colleges to foster pipelines of highly skilled workers from these institutions to our employers. 

NQP Partners with Adelphi and Hofstra on Career Fairs

As another event in NQP's college outreach efforts, we are partnering with both Adelphi University and Hofstra University on Career Fairs in April. We are participating in Adelphi's Annual Job and Internship Expo on April 9, and we are hosting Hofstra's Health Care Career Information and Networking event on April 18. Many our our partner employers have found these fairs to be a great source for interns and skilled employees.

Interested employers can contact Glenn Courounis, NQP's Director of Organizational Development at gcourounis@nqpps.org for more detail.

NQP Offers Over 30 Online Training Programs
Did you know that Nassau Queens PPS has over 30 webinars and e-learning courses available for healthcare staff who want to increase their knowledge in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape?