Capital Facilities & Technology
|Capital Facilities Projects
|Type of Facility||Description|
|Crisis and Consultation Service Center in Central County||The Crisis Response program will serve individuals and families impacted by a mental health crisis.
The Geriatric Assessment & Response Team (GART) will provide mobile integrated health services to older adults with mental health issues in a variety of settings.
The Co-Occurring Disorder consultation effort will provide mental health consultation for AOD providers and their consumers.
The Family & Education Resource Center (FERC) will provide services to consumers and family members.
The Wellness Center is intended to serve a diverse group of consumers and families including underserved ethnic communities with a focus on serving individuals and families impacted by serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances. The following MHSA programs may be co-located at the Wellness Center:
Wellness & Recovery Team
Recovery Resource and Education Center,
Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Campaign,
Consumer-operated program offices, etc.
|Renovation and/ or Expansion of County-owned or County-controlled properties for use by MHSA programs/activities||The MHSA program(s) to be located at the facility are to be determined|
|Type of Project||Description|
|Electronic Health Record (EHR)||Implementation of electronic health records based on technology that supports interoperability with other systems to ensure a dynamic data exchange with other entities involved in the care of consumers. Given the vast network of ACBHCS service providers in Alameda County, ACBHCS’ seeks to facilitate the use of an electronic health record by both county-owned and operated programs, as well as the contracted provider community. This will allow the most efficient data exchange and coordination of services. In cases where contracting providers already have an electronic health record system in place, standardized data exchange will facilitate the transmittal of data from one system to another to ensure a seamless integration of client data.|
|Provision of computer resources||Provision of computer resources in locations where consumers and family members gather and receive services to allow consumers to access the internet and other software. Computers will be used for educational purposes, accessing job-related information, public policy materials, accessing/managing personal health information and other tools to promote wellness and recovery such as Patricia Deegan’s Common Ground shared decision-making software.|
|Electronic Prescription Functionality||Development of electronic prescription functionality that will be available for consumers in Alameda County. E-prescribing improves quality of care and reduces medication errors, including the possibility of a misread prescription by a dispensing pharmacist. E-prescribing applications alert doctors to potential drug-to-drug/food interactions and drug allergies, provide pregnancy and lactation alerts, provide peer medication dosing patterns and provide online access to clinical references.|
|Personal Health Record||Development of a Personal Health Record (PHR) that will be available to consumers to access important aspects of their Electronic Medical Record, including scheduled appointments, treatment information, options for completing a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and options for communicating with clinical staff. The specific function of the PHR will be determined by emerging PHR standards, stakeholder processes, clinical care policy, security implications, and other technical and administrative issues that emerge with accessing health information electronically.|