The Institute for Family Health Uses Healthix Alerts to Help Coordinate Patient Care
Healthix Alerts Now Include
Messages from Psychiatric Centers
Beginning Monday, February 11, 2019
Beginning Monday, February 11, 2019, Healthix Participants will begin receiving patient care alerts generated by the 10 downstate psychiatric centers operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH). For the first time, non-OMH Participants will have greater insight when their patients are admitted to, discharged from, or transferred among these State-operated psychiatric centers.
“This is an important first step to enhance care coordination between OMH and non-OMH providers,” according to Gerald Engel, Associate Commissioner, Chief Informatics Officer for NYS OMH. Planning to build on this effort, NYS OMH has begun initiatives to share behavioral and clinical health data available from the Mental Health Automated Record System (MHARS).
Subscribing Healthix Participants will receive alert messages generated from the following State-operated psychiatric center admission and discharge events:
Bronx Psychiatric Center
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
New York City Children’s Psychiatric Center
New York Psychiatric Institute
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center
South Beach Psychiatric Center
Each State-operated psychiatric center offers a range of care that include inpatient services, outpatient treatment programs (clinic treatment, day treatment, and Assertive Community Treatment), and residential services.
Healthix sends alerts to Participants who have the patient’s affirmative consent to access data from Healthix. If the Participant does not yet have that consent, Healthix will send Essential Alerts of admissions and discharges at OMH facilities only to the patient’s managed care plan, Health Home, or other organizations allowed by State regulations.
For further information, please contact your Healthix Account Manager at