September 2017
Welcome to NQP Pulse, the newsletter of the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP). This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on relevant activities and resources surrounding DSRIP and NQP.
News and Updates
Northwell Health Completes HIE Integration with Healthix
NQP hub Northwell Health has completed integrating its private electronic health information exchange (HIE) to Healthix, the nation's largest HIE. The integration allows for the enhancement of coordinated care and marks a significant step in NQP contributing to the realization of an Integrated Delivery System
(DSRIP project 2.a.i) in New York State.

Nassau County DSS, NQP Exploring "Health-Related" Homeless Shelters
NQP and the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) are collaborating to address the medical and behavioral health needs of individuals in shelters who were recently discharged from hospitals. Both organizations are exploring funding options that will help DSS hire medical professionals to support efforts to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and readmissions within homeless shelters, essentially creating a "health-related" shelter.

NQP Executive Committee Member Honored by SHSMD for Leadership Excellence
Congratulations to Jeffrey Kraut, NQP Executive Committee Member and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Analytics at Northwell Health, for receiving the 2017 Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development’s (SHSMD) Leadership Excellence Award—the highest honor a SHSMD member can receive from the organization.

The award recognizes those who have contributed innovations in their field; enhanced their profession; demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities; achieved strong results for their organizations; and shown continual progression in their roles.

NQP Medical Record Abstraction Process - DSRIP Measurement Year 3 (MY3)
The NQP Medical Abstraction process will begin on September 25, 2017. NQP Partners selected for this review will be notified and contacted by the New York State Department of Health medical record review vendor, MedReview, Inc.

Nassau County DSS Receives Agency of Year Award
Congratulations to the Nassau County Department of Social Services for receiving the Nassau Division of the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Agency of the Year award.

The award recognizes agencies that meet and exceeded expectations for human service organizations; improve quality of life in the community; develop innovative approaches for the provision of more effective services; make a demonstrable difference in such areas as advocacy for clients, impact on social policy, exceptional practice, program creation, administration development, and/or innovative research; and make a significant contribution to an area or population of concern to social work.

“Being named Agency of the Year is a great honor that reflects our dedication to innovative and effective community services,” says John E. Imhof, PhD, Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services.
Disaster Preparation Brochure Available
The Nassau County Department of Human Services has created a handy brochure explaining what to expect when seeking shelter during a storm or hurricane.

Detailed information is provided on:
  • Packing a “go bag” appropriate for a shelter
  • Ensuring the safety of household pets
  • Staying informed about shelter, power outages, and more
  • Preparing information needed by medical professionals

Are you interested in cultural competency/health literacy training as it pertains to the LGBTQ community?
NQP would like to gauge the interest of partners in an LGBTQ Cultural Competency/Health Literacy training program. Please fill out a 15-question survey using the link provided below.

The purpose of this survey is to help NQP better understand the need for this particular training; topics or themes that are most important to your organization regarding this training; and available assets to support this training that currently exist throughout the network of Community-Based Organizations.

NQP has career opportunities available and invites qualified individuals to apply. Here is a list of current openings:

DSRIP Health Care Policy Project Manager
As the DSRIP Health Care Policy Project Manager, you will be an essential member to the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP) DSRIP Project Management Office (PMO). You will be responsible for developing program and policies that support NQP’s initiatives, assuring that all policies and program descriptions, as assigned, meet “minimum required standards as defined by the DSRIP program, as well as managing assigned projects to improve health care quality for the Medicaid population as outlined in NYS DSRIP.

DSRIP Intern (Paid)
The intern will be responsible for supporting the project management team by assisting project managers with coordinating day-to-day project activities and operations of one or more DSRIP projects to improve health care quality for the Medicaid population as outlined in NYS DSRIP. The incumbent will participate and support the project planning, tracking, monitoring and coordinating of DSRIP projects.