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Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative Selects Unite Us as System-Wide Infrastructure

By October 4, 2018May 10th, 2022Press Releases



Press Release

Rochester, NY — Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative announced a partnership with Unite Us, a leading care-coordination platform integrating healthcare and social services. The Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative is one of 19 Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives across the state that has received funding as part of the ongoing reform efforts of New York State’s Medicaid system. This program, in particular, supports infrastructure changes to help providers of mental health and substance use disorder services transition to a business model of value-based payment.

This Collaborative selected Unite Us as the infrastructure to connect the network of providers spanning mental health and substance use treatment systems (behavioral health), physical health, and social determinants of health while capturing outcome data to report back to key program stakeholders.

All partners in the network will be centrally connected to each other, with the ability to:

  • Electronically connect patients to both clinical and social service providers;
  • Track patient progress and receive automated feedback from partners to ensure care and services are received;
  • Collaborate with community-wide “care teams” ensuring providers are on the same page regarding their shared patients’ progress; and
  • Collect data including structured patient outcomes to measure the network’s impact, including time-to-service and effectiveness of care.

“Our partnership with Unite Us sets our BHCC apart by ensuring true provider collaboration through real-time referral management. By actively addressing the social determinants of health through the Unite Us platform, we will not only improve the overall health of our clients but also deliver financial and quality value to our managed care and State agency partners”, said Dr. Indira Paharia, Chief Practice & Performance Officer for Hillside Family of Agencies.

“Unite Us is proud to partner with the Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative to provide the infrastructure that will increase the integration of behavioral health care into both clinical and non-clinical service delivery.” Said Dan Brillman, CEO of Unite Us. “It is exciting for us to see our work in Western New York continue to grow as we connect networks across the region to improve collaboration and data exchange across healthcare, behavioral health, community-based organizations, and public agencies.“

About Unite Us:

Unite Us is an outcome-focused technology company that builds coordinated care networks connecting health and social service providers together. The company helps systems and communities efficiently deliver care and services by inter-connecting providers around every patient, seamlessly integrating the social determinants of health into patient care. Providers across the continuum can receive and send external referrals and track every patient’s total health journey while reporting on all tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. This social infrastructure helps communities move beyond fragmented legacy resource directories and transform their ability to measure impact, improve health and track outcomes at scale.

About Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative:

The Hillside-Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) is comprised of 15 Network Providers and 35 Affiliate Providers who are highly committed to efforts on the ground to progress Medicaid transformation in the Finger Lakes region. This network collectively provides mental health, substance use, medical, and social determinants services for vulnerable adults, children, and families.  Led by Hillside Family of Agencies in partnership with Catholic Charities, the BHCC’s vision is to build a robust behavioral health network rooted in best practices with excellent client outcomes that can confidently take risk to deliver greater value from the collaborative whole than from the sum of its individual parts.

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