IDHS will approach the development of an enhanced Crisis System in a two-phase process. In Phase I, acute care alternatives will focus on engaging individuals presenting at community hospital emergency departments (ED) in Region 1 South. Phase II is envisioned as a period of refining the system to intercept people before they present at the community ED.
This RFI seeks to quickly implement Phase I services by July 1, 2012. The ACCT Committees for Hospital Engagement and Service Models & Innovations agree that to adequately replace the acute inpatient services provided by TPMHC, the goals of the emerging Region 1 South Crisis System will be to:
To reach these goals, the Region 1 South Crisis System will:
The Flow Chart of Region 1 South Crisis System illustrates the Region 1 South Crisis Care System design that has emerged from the ACCT Committee meeting process. Features appearing in green shaded boxes are those that will be funded through this RFI process. The functions contained within the blue shaded oval, will be provided by existing DHS structures. Together with the emergency departments currently operating in Region 1 South, this will become the new Region 1 South Crisis Care System.
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