Misys' CPR module supports behavioral health services at NYCHHC

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Misys Healthcare Systems will install Misys CPR, the cornerstone component of Misys Optimum, at New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. (HHC) to allow clinicians to document behavioral health services for inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings.

The Misys CPR Enhanced Behavioral Health Module will provide HHC with core clinical documentation including patient demographics, medical history data, assessment data, guardianship, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, as well as necessary regulatory reports.

"Mental health and chemical dependency services are a big focus for HHC, affecting 20 percent of our patient base of 1.3 million New Yorkers annually," said Frances Pandolfi, CIO, HHC. "Whether the patient is seen in the medical or behavioral health setting, physicians and caregivers using Misys CPR will have a complete history and treatment picture of the patient, which results in higher quality, patient-centered care continuity."

It is unusual to find electronic record capability supporting behavioral health practices of large healthcare systems, said Bob Evola, Misys CPR product line director

"The difficulty lies in the nature of care delivery," Evola said. "Behavioral health comprises a treatment spectrum that differs greatly from that of medicine. We collaborated with HHC to configure Misys CPR's highly flexible toolset to the unique content and workflow needs of this specialized care setting."

HHC said it plans to pilot Misys CPR's new behavioral health technical design at one of its NYC hospitals within the next year. Within the following 18 months the health system will deploy the module across the entire network, which has been operating the Misys CPR 'integrated by design' technology for more than a decade in its 11 acute care teaching hospitals and extensive primary care and ambulatory care satellites

Misys is contracting with domain knowledge consultant HealthCare Perspectives, LLC, to assist with the business, clinical, data element and regulatory content requirements necessary to adapt the Misys CPR application to support behavioral health documentation. The joint CPR work will incorporate DSM4 industry-standard coding scheme into the Misys Controlled Medical Vocabulary feature and integrate the Misys Media Manager multimedia image enabling functionality, said Misys.