Regional Extension Centers
Read updates from ONC’s Regional Extension Centers program to see how they are helping health care providers around the country transition to electronic health records.
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The need for electronic health records (EHRs) designed specifically for those suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues has never been greater. Patients living with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are twice as likely to suffer from depression than the general population.1
Hurricane Sandy, last year’s Nor’easter, foreclosures, unemployment, and the economy are just a few of the many external stressors and life traumas that may contribute to increased incidence of behavioral health conditions. And that doesn’t take into consideration personal stressors.
The burden of behavioral health disorders is compounded by the prevalence of multiple conditions among those who are already chronically ill.
This is the second blog post in a series related to National Nurses Week and how Health IT is helping nurse provide coordinated care to their patients.
I am Betsy Frederick, MSN-NP, a nurse practitioner (NP) with Martin’s Point Health Care in Bangor, Maine and I have used health information technology (health IT) since 1992. Health IT has helped me provide individualized primary care for my patients.
What an exciting time to be a nurse in our nation! During the annual National Nurses Week, we are reminded that nurses in every community are intimately involved in each patient’s journey towards better health and better care now and in the future. Health IT is a tool to help us and our patients in that journey.