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Coalition of States, ONC & SAMHSA Successfully Piloted Behavioral Health Data Exchange

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM | June 27, 2014

A coalition of states, in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, successfully completed a pilot project for the interstate exchange of electronic behavioral health data using Direct. This activity illuminated some of the real challenges with using Direct, both technical and operational, but ultimately demonstrated that such exchanges can be performed.

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