“State agencies and other public entities must manage increasingly large and complex systems of care. MHISSION uses public health strategies to address issues of public safety."
Tom Simpatico, MD
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Psychiatry & Director, Division of Public Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine
Toward the “Triple Aim” of Better Services, Greater
Societal Safety & Health and Improved Value.
MHISSION Translational Systems (MTS) provides people, technology and services needed to accelerate organizational transformation within the network of institutions and providers who serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. By fostering innovation, bypassing incremental fixes and quickly linking practice to progress for lower costs and better patient outcomes, we seamlessly create the technological and collaborative infrastructure needed to allow organizations to move away from a bricks and mortar mindset, extending their reach and their ongoing ability to create and deliver more effective programs and services.
By translating evidence-based research into systems that work in the real world, MTS reduces costs, provides more appropriate response and treatment solutions, and improves outcomes for individuals and the communities they live in.
MTS brings together an unprecedented array of senior domain experts and developers to create customized solutions on a state, county and municipal level. Our focus on organizational transformation within the realm of the criminal justice system is specific and intentional. Our thinking, methods and development strategies have been influenced and shaped by the collective experience of our team.
MTS is operated in partnership with Oracle and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
What Does MHISSION Stand For?
MHISSION is an acronym (Mental Health Intergovernmental Support Systems Interactive Online Network) for the earliest version of the project that began more than 15 years ago as a novel solution to the problem of disconnected resources in treating MH/SA-affected people as they engage the criminal justice system.MHISSION systems were originally developed in Illinois and then refined in Vermont to create a functional network among police, courts, corrections, primary care providers, mental health and substance abuse providers, human services agencies, veteran agencies, and others.
Now these solutions are being made available nationally through MHISSION Translational Systems. Subsequent versions of MHISSION incorporated greater connectedness with a broad array of human services in order to expand the range of solutions provided.
What does TRANSLATIONAL mean?
Translational systems have developed in higher education over the last 15 years with the goal of using the insights of academic research to create real-world solutions. But the promise of achieving true translational systems still remains elusive.
MTS knows that an entrepreneurial approach is needed to fulfill this promise of translating research into actionable systems. The MTS team has the background and experience to fuse academic research with private sector drive and nimbleness.
What kind of SYSTEMS do we design?
The Systems we design capture cross-system data from complex inter-agency workflows and transformed this disparate information into actionable feedback to all players about what is working and what needs attention in order to drive improved performance.
This synthesis of data combined with a technology-driven information system supports a true continuum of care among healthcare, mental health, human services, and criminal justice systems.