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Five New York behavioral health facilities will be able to share education and consultations about their patients with primary care providers so they can offer more holistic and effective treatment.
As a result of $1.7 million in grants obtained by Western New York's health information exchange, HEALTHeLink, the behavioral health providers have acquired electronic health record software from TenEleven Group Inc., according to a Sept. 5 announcement.
Improved care coordination between the primary care practice and behavioral health provider has been found to significantly improve overall patient outcomes. However, behavioral health information has more privacy protections than general treatment health data.
HEALTHeLink received the grant from the New York State Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law Phase 17 (HEAL 17) to deploy electronic health records (EHRs) at behavioral health providers and integrate behavioral health education and consulting into the primary care setting so providers can better treat their patients.
The workflow automation that the EHR software provides will help eliminate the traditional manual medical record at each organization and offers a means to share data, improve overall performance and patient care and allow health records to be shared among providers so that services are not duplicated or neglected.
HEALTHeLink is also part of the Western New York Beacon Community, one of 17 model health IT communities funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The behavioral health organizations were Catholic Charities, Community Concern of WNY, Gateway Longview, Jewish Family Service, and Kaleida Health Systems Behavioral Health.