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PSYCKES Implementation


Access to PSYCKES is granted at the organizational level. Each program within the organization can implement PSYCKES in a way that fits their program work flows and information needs. Here are some basic steps for implementing PSYCKES:

  1. Plan your implementation by engaging with program leadership and staff around benefits of using PSYCKES
  2. Request access to PSYCKES and grant appropriate staff access
  3. Create policies and procedures around expectations of use
  4. Prepare consent forms by filling out organization information and making form available to staff
  5. Train staff on HIPAA, how to keep information secure, and how to use PSYCKES; live and recorded PSYCKES training webinars are available
  6. Support staff on “Go Live” date and monitor use over time for sustainability

Consent Forms

The PSYCKES Consent and Withdrawal of Consent forms are available below in 10 languages. To use these forms, the provider “Facility Name” as well as relevant contact information must be entered in the appropriate blank spaces in the document (fillable PDF). The English and Spanish versions of the PSYCKES Consent form are also available to download within the PSYCKES application in the Registrar Menu, where the “Facility Name” will be automatically populated and contact information can be added or edited.

  • PSYCKES Consent Form:

English Spanish Arabic Chinese Haitian Creole Japanese Khmer Korean Russian Urdu

  • PSYCKES Withdrawal of Consent Form:

English Spanish Arabic Chinese Haitian Creole Japanese  KhmerKorean Russian Urdu

Levels of Access

  • Signed Consent
    • PSYCKES Consent Form
    • Behavioral Health Care Collaborative Information Sharing Consent Form
    • DOH Health Home Patient Information Sharing Consent
  • Verbal PSYCKES Consent
  • Emergency Access
  • Quality Flag Access

PSYCKES Implementation Resources

Implementation Planning Tool(“Milestones Document”) – Action plan template for PSYCKES implementation.

Policies and Procedures - Guide for creating PSYCKES policies and procedures and integrating PSYCKES into existing workflows

Training Recommendations - Guide for training staff on PSYCKES

Core Competencies Checklist – Training tool to test understanding of common PSYCKES use cases.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the PSYCKES Team.