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Implementing  Psyckes

PSYCKES Implementation Resources & Past Initiatives

The Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) team has developed resources to support PSYCKES implementation and to assist teams with training clinicians and other staff to use PSYCKES.

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.

Previous PSYCKES Implementation Initiatives

The PSYCKES team led implementation intiatives in clinical settings where access to PSYCKES information had the potential to impact patient care. Using the learning collaborative model, the PSYCKES team developed tools and shared best practices for integrating PSYCKES into routine clinical work flow.

  • Psychiatric Emergency Departments (EDs)

    • In 2011, an Emergency Room (ER) Pilot was the first clinical implementation of the PSYCKES-Medicaid application. Four ERs participated in the pilot to learn how to integrate the use of PSYCKES into routine clinical work flow within the ER.
    • From June, 2012 through July, 2013 the PSYCKES team led the ED/CPEP Implementation Initiative with 18 hospitals (9 EDs and 9 CPEPs). As of March, 2015 there are 21 hospitals throughout New York State that regularly use PSYCKES in their ED (viewed clinical summaries for more than 100 clients per year). Twelve received implementation support through the ED/CPEP Implementation Initiative.
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams and Care Management (CM) Teams

    • From August, 2012 through June, 2013 the PSYCKES ACT and Care Management initiatives launched to support implementation of PSYCKES. All licensed ACT and Care Management teams in New York State could take part on a voluntary basis.
    • 22 ACT teams and 51 CM teams participated in the learning collaborative.
  • OASAS Treatment Providers

    • In July, 2013 OMH and OASAS collaborated to offer access to the PSYCKES-Medicaid application to OASAS-Certified Medicaid Treatment Providers.
    • From January, 2014 through September, 2014, the PSYCKES Learning Collaborative for OASAS providers was conducted to support implementation of PSYCKES. 51 OASAS programs from 20 provider agencies participated in the learning collaborative.

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