Blogging about EHRs from a social service perspective
“This project is focused on standardizing methods for data collection and sharing while maintaining compatibility with behavioral health-specific patient privacy regulations. These efforts include the development of an open-source software platform for States to manage their safety-net behavioral health services network.”
It’s nice to see SAMHSA is diligently working on increasing technology in behavioral health while being mindful of HIPAA, proper authorizations to release information etc. I think there is great potential for information sharing without privacy protections in place.