For those of you that don't know me, my name is Shar and my role in the All In Partnership program is as a Health Information Specialist. My job includes keeping track of all the different types of documentation our clinicians complete in order to meet best practice guidelines and requirements. Along with Claudia who is featured in our staff highlight, we support clinicians with monitoring the many changing requirements that come from governing bodies like the counties and state.
If I’m being honest, there are moments when I’d rather resist change with every fiber of my being than decide to be curious and open to the opportunity. What can nudge me into a better mindset is taking on the task of communicating that information along to others. Since I’m often relaying information and asking our amazing clinicians to handle yet another change in paperwork or procedures I want to understand for myself why this change happened and what it means in the long run for the incredible work they do.
On that note, I’d like to highlight the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (or PSC-35 for short) which rolled out throughout the state of California in 2018. The PSC-35 is a questionnaire that caregivers/parents complete and helps identify and assess changes in emotional and behavioral problems in children. As an agency and a program our clinicians strive to include caregiver voices in as many ways as possible and this new tool shows us the state also shares this value.
If you’d like to know more, please visit: https://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/services/psc_home.aspx