Over the last few years, health care delivery has shifted from acute, episodic care to primary and preventative care and effective chronic disease management. The shift in focus is being driven by health care reform initiatives aimed at meeting the goals of the triple aim to reduce costs, improve access, and health outcomes. The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) is having significant impact on the healthcare workforce.
Among DSRIP’s primary goals is achieving a 25% reduction in avoidable hospitalizations over the next five years. This will require a significant investment in recruiting, retraining, and redeploying staff. According to the 2015 Nursing and Allied Professionals Workforce Survey Report from the Healthcare Association of New York State, the 25 DSRIP Performing Provider Systems (PPSs) predict they will hire more than 23,000 new workers to accomplish DSRIP project goals. The PPS participants indicated staff will either be recruited or redeployed to titles of case managers, care managers, community health workers, patient navigators, and care coordinators.
Staff new to healthcare, as well as staff redeployed from inpatient settings, will all require some level of training. Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HM AHEC) is committed to assisting the PPSs achieve DSRIP goals by providing education programs, skills training, and development to prepare a workforce to meet the changing needs of the health care delivery system.
The Care Management Skills Training offered by HM AHEC is a turn-key solution that allows organizations to develop a customized training program to meet individual needs. The face-to-face training is comprised of modules for the new healthcare worker, incumbent worker, and emerging leader.
Learn more about our Care Coordination sessions:
- Introduction to New Models of Care and Healthcare
- Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Chronic Disease Management
- Quality Improvement
- Health Literacy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (S.B.I.R.T.)
- Behavioral Health /Mental Health Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Core Communication Skills
- Coaching and Motivating Staff
- Performance Management and Accountability
- Leading Through Change / Changing Organizational Culture
- Conducting Effective and Efficient Meetings
- Interdisciplinary Teams
- Problem Solving and Decision Making in a Team Setting
- Advancing Patient Centered Care and Population Health Management Using Health Informatics
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