Mental health services have always been an essential need at schools but haven’t been a high priority when it comes to allocating funding dollars. The need is not only tied to the direct impact on learning and development of children but is also linked to the safety of everyone at the school.
Since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, more focus has been made on increasing the level of mental health services at schools. The need for onsite treatments and screenings would not only improve the mental health of children but hopefully provide a better prevention for subsequent shootings.
With states placing providers onsite at schools, contracting with community providers for services or utilizing other models of care, the need for coordinating mental health care in schools is critical. Providers must continue to adhere to FERPA regulations while managing under strict budgets all while aiming to improve the mental health of children.
With over 30 years of experience, CoCENTRIX provides innovative solutions to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes specifically for the needs of mental health providers in schools and throughout the community.
Built on the open architecture of Microsoft Dynamics, the CoCENTRIX Coordinated Care Platform (CoCENTRIXccp) optimizes mental health care with flexible, open technology. The CoCENTRIXccp optimizes the delivery of care and automates the health record, enhancing the quality and efficiency of care in our schools while continuing to support the need for school safety.