TQ TeleConnection- February 2019

Lack of EHRs in mental health care makes it hard to integrate

Mental health care providers face almost a completely different regulatory environment in this country than their clinical healthcare counterparts, which can make integrating the two points of care difficult.

Lots of factors feed into that phenomenon, but none more so than the difficulty sharing patient data between the two types of providers, according to a recent report by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Among other things, most mental health care providers don't even use electronic health records (EHRs)—which shines an entirely different light on the interoperability crusade.

Fierce Healthcare (1/25/19)

Eli Richman