To ensure that Health Care Services and other state entities can evaluate MHSA programs and assist the Accountability Commission in its efforts, Health Care Services should resolve all known technical issues with the partnership and client services systems and provide adequate and expert resources to manage the systems going forward.
DHCS migrated the Client and Service Information system into the new Behavioral Health Information Services system (BHIS) in April 2016. At this time, DHCS is not aware of any technical issues. DHCS is also planning to migrate the Data Collection and Reporting system into the BHIS and expects to complete the migration during 2017.
This recommendation will be fully implemented when the DCR migration is completed
DHCS has resolved the technical problems counties are experiencing in uploading data as evidenced by the improvements in timely reporting. DHCS is also updating the CSI system that should improve data submission. The upgrades to the CSI system should be completed by the end of 2015. Finally, DHCS is continuing to work on the data modernization project, but full implementation of this recommendation does not depend upon fully implementing the data modernization project.
As of March 3, 2014, all of the eight Data Collection and Reporting (DCR) modifications were completed in accordance with the contract timeframe. In addition, DHCS is in the process of creating a plan to update the technology platform of the Client and Services Information (CSI) system in an effort to improve data integrity.
DHCS Information Technology staff continues to work closely with county staff to resolve technical issues in the CSI and DCR systems. Additionally, bi-monthly meetings are held with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to plan for data strengthening efforts for CSI and DCR data and to coordinate data system improvements.
As of January 2014, six of the eight Data Collection and Reporting modifications have been completed. This project is expected to be completed by March 2014, in accordance with the contract timeframe.
DHCS Information Technology staff continue to work directly with county staff and their system vendors to resolve county data submission issues.
Through collaboration with the Accountability Commission, DHCS has received additional resources to assist with implementing system updates to the Data Collection and Reporting full service partnership data system. System updates necessary to address priority system improvements began in July 2013 and are to be completed by March 2014.
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