Innovative platform will screen and triage patients with behavioral health symptoms
May 22, 2023, Morristown, New Jersey – Atlantic Health System, a not-for-profit health system providing care for more than half the state of New Jersey, parts of New York and Pennsylvania, has partnered with behavioral health infrastructure company NeuroFlow to launch and facilitate the use of the collaborative care model (“CoCM”) - known as the gold standard of integrated care models - across 16 accountable care organization (ACO) sites.
The partnership will be activated with an initial focus on migrating clinical workflows to NeuroFlow’s registry, or caseload management tool, providing care team members with the ability to track and measure patient progress in between appointments and improve resource allocation. The initial rollout of NeuroFlow to support behavioral health screening for adult patients in the ACO will begin in June. The additional enrollment of younger patients and launch of collaborative care programs will take place in subsequent months.
“A key part of our quadruple aim is the provider’s satisfaction and additional support to their practices. Given the rising demand for behavioral health services, we were looking for a solution that could streamline behavioral health screenings, provide customized patient education and coaching, along with access to BH collaborating professionals” said Atlantic Health System Vice President of Physician Value-Based Programs and CMO, Accountable Care Organizations, Jim Barr, M.D. “The NeuroFlow platform identifies and prioritizes behavioral health concerns in our populations, collects data to help us understand the whole person, and supports management with clinical decision insights and performance frameworks.”
NeuroFlow was selected as a partner for its ease of use and dual-purpose in serving both patients and clinicians, leveraging its technology to risk-stratify populations in real-time and alert care teams about high and rising-risk patients. This tech-enabled approach has been proven to reduce emergency department visits by 34%.
“Technology is the force-multiplier needed to advance behavioral health care and close the care gaps that exist for patients,” said NeuroFlow Chief Medical Officer Tom Zaubler, MD. “This partnership will support the clinical team at Atlantic Health as they launch the collaborative care model and work toward improving access for their adult and pediatric patients as demand for services continues to increase.”
The partnership will initially focus on supporting 30,000 patients and will involve accountable care organizations – both AMG and independent practices from Atlantic ACO and the Optimus Healthcare Partners ACO.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 19,000 team members and 5,440 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.
The system includes Atlantic Medical Group, part of a physician enterprise that makes up one of the largest multispecialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,600 physicians and advance practice providers. Joined with Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners they form part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 24 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.
NeuroFlow provides the technology infrastructure that leading healthcare organizations need to deliver effective and scalable integrated programs that improve access to behavioral healthcare and lower costs. Powered by proof and clinical expertise, NeuroFlow’s next generation software enables programs to bridge the gap between physical and mental health with proven solutions for psychiatric collaborative care, suicide prevention, and more. To learn more, visit www.neuroflow.com.