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Office of Mental Health

PSYCKES Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System

Improving Medication Prescribing Practices for New Yorkers with Mental Illness

The Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) is an award-winning, HIPAA -compliant, web-based portfolio of tools designed to support quality improvement and clinical decision-making in New York State. Developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), PSYCKES uses administrative data to generate quality indicator reports for use in quality management and clinical decision-making.

As we re-design our website, this page provides links to the main PSYCKES-related projects. Follow these links for greater information about each project.

PSYCKES for Medicaid
Developed in 2008 to serve facilities providing mental health treatment to Medicaid consumers.

PSYCKES Medicaid uses administrative data from the NYS Medicaid claims database to generate quality indicators and summarize treatment histories. This administrative data is collected when providers bill Medicaid for services. Providers with access to PSYCKES Medicaid are able to securely access a portfolio of quality indicator reports at the state, region, county, agency, site, program, and consumer level to review performance, identify individuals who could benefit from clinical review, and inform treatment planning.

PSYCKES State Psychiatric Centers
Developed in 2003 to serve OMH-run inpatient facilities

PSYCKES Inpatient gives providers access to state administrative data bases from 1989 onwards and supports the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in OMH hospitals. PSYCKES Inpatient provides clinicians, administrators, and leadership with secure access to consumer data, clinical practice guidelines and information resources, and performance indicators for twenty-one quality measures at the ward, physician, hospital, and state levels.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the PSYCKES Team.