2016 NACo Achievement Award in Health
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant Maricopa County a 2016 Achievement Award for its program titled “Streamlined Jail Intake Health Screening” in the category of Health.
Collaborating with the electronic health record vendor CHS was able to streamline the health screening process. The revised process allowed for the rapid identification of patients in need of medical attention by focusing on key physical and behavioral health factors.
Decreased clinical and officer time spent per health screen are tangible results.
2016 NACo Achievement Award in Health
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant Maricopa County a 2016 Achievement Award for its program titled “Jail Project” in the category of Health.
Maricopa County Correctional Health Services conducts an Opt-out HIV Screening Program within the Maricopa County Jails as a routine component of the initial medical assessment. Since 2011, over 60,000 HIV tests were completed through this program. Incarcerated patients diagnosed as HIV positive receive counseling, education, and medical care from Correctional Health Services with linkage to community medical and case management services through Maricopa County Ryan White Program Part A. Maricopa County Department of Public Health Laboratory provides HIV test results. Maricopa County Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Diseases interviews patients to identify partners in the community, and provides services to their partners. The Correctional Health Services, Ryan White Program Part A, and Department of Public Health teams interact with patients and partners during the screening, notification, and care processes designed an improved communication system to ensure all steps in the notification process are coordinated to ensure patients and their partners are provided services in a manner which best meets their medical and emotional health needs
The new system resulted in standardized processes among the teams, and streamlined the notification of both patients and partners.
2014 NACo Achievement Award in Health
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant Maricopa County a 2016 Achievement Award for its program titled “Electronic Health Record (EHR)” in the category of Health.
The purpose of this project was to successfully implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR) System for Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS). The EHR transitioned CHS from a paper-based medical record system to a reliable, secure, and electronic health record. Records now have improved security and are available to CHS staff more timely. Management of records has improved significantly, including the integration of pharmacy records, now available much sooner than through the previous paper-based process, requiring delivery of pharmacy records. All systems necessary to present comprehensive patient records to deliver patient care are now available through the EHR at all CHS clinics. The EHR was launched in phases beginning August 5, 2013 and completing in October, 2013.
The EHR delivered transformational change to traditional business and clinical operations, including its affect upon improved patient care.
2015 R. Scott Chavez Facility of the Year
Congratulations Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS)! The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), upon the recommendation of its Accreditation Committee, has selected the Maricopa County Jail System to receive this year’s NCCHC R. Scott Chavez Facility of the Year Award.
This award is presented each year to only one facility selected from among the 500 jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities that participate in NCCHC’s nationwide accreditation program.
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