We are Creating Change

It starts with talking with each other; to share the good parts of what is working in our current healthcare system and then developing a plan to implement the best health care practices.

Below are some of the areas where we are creating change.

  • Millennium has engaged healthcare partner organizations, community-based organizations, and voice of customer groups representing Western New York’s eight counties.
  • On track to distribute: $15-20 M – Master Participation Agreements (Contracts to Safety Net Providers)
  • Over 140 Leadership staff, 800 Direct Care Staff, and 400 RNs and LPNs have been trained in the core INTERACT principles and care.
  • The Emergency Department Care Triage (EDCT) project is being implemented at Olean General Hospital, the Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health hospitals, Eastern Niagara Hospital, and other facilities across Western New York. Each site has patient navigators dedicated to the project’s goals of reducing avoidable Emergency Department utilization by 25 percent over the next four years.
  • Since November of 2015, we have enrolled more than 500 mothers or expectant mothers into the Community Health Worker Home Visiting Program.
  • Since August 2015, over 15,000 recipients have participated in the Millennium Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) process to identify the motivations of recipients (uninsured, non and under-utilizing populations) to seek healthcare.
  • Millennium is delivering national best practice programs such as the Million Hearts® cardiovascular disease project in partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, the Greater Buffalo United Church Ministries, and Kenneth Lee Gayles, M.D., Cardiologist, Gayles Medical; Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®.
  • Helping practices across Western New York attain Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2014 Level 3. National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition – the Gold Standard for practice transformation.
  • Supporting the mission of HEALTHeLINK to create and maintain a secure and reliable infrastructure for the timely and accurate electronic exchange of clinical information among health care providers and others involved in the delivery of health care services in Western New York and who are connected via the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
  • By advancing Behavioral Health Integration: Primary care settings have become a gateway for many individuals with behavioral health and primary care needs. Our team is assisting practices with Integration of mental health and substance abuse within the primary care practices, and assisting practices with referral agreements with key behavioral health specialists along with implementation of Universal Screening and Intervention tools.

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We appreciate all whom are helping to ignite healthcare change in Western New York. We are excited for the opportunity to partner with our community to impact healthcare for all generations.

Al Hammonds, CSSBB
Executive Director
Millennium Collaborative Care

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