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Bill Allowing Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes Senate

May 9, 2018 - The bi-partisan Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act (S.1732) was passed by the Senate earlier today, allowing CMS to offer incentives to providers that implement behavioral health EHRs. Introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the bill states that providers eligible for such incentives would include psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, clinical...


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Collaboration Can Aid EHR Use, Adoption in Behavioral Health Space

by Elizabeth Snell

Perceived ease of EHR use and perceived usefulness of the technology itself are driving factors toward EHR adoption with physicians in behavioral health, according to a recent study. However, there is still resistance to EHR adoption within behavioral...

NJ Health Center Completes eClinicalWorks EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The Center for Health Education Medicine & Dentistry (CHEMED) has successfully implemented its new eClinicalWorks EHR system complete with an electronic dental record and a behavioral health module. The cloud-based EHR solution will assist...

MO Coalition Selects Netsmart for Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare is teaming up with Netsmart as the state’s care coordination and population health management solutions provider to support the Healthcare Homes Program. Following the success of...

EHR Use, Care Coordination Key to Integrated Primary Care

by Sara Heath

As integrated primary care and behavioral healthcare services come to the forefront, healthcare organization leaders must establish strong EHR use to enable better care coordination between the two specialties, finds a study published in the...

How Health Plans Drive EHR Adoption in Behavioral Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Health plans play a notable role in promoting health IT and EHR adoption in behavioral healthcare practices, according to a research team out of Brandeis University. The study sought to identify how health plans can influence EHR adoption and...

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