Supporting Integration of BH Care through HIE

This report provides recommendations for integrating mental health, substance abuse treatment and medical communities through the development of state health information exchange. It defines the next steps in the process of exchanging behavioral health care data across behavioral health care settings. This resource serves as a guide for moving information with individuals along the health care continuum.


The material in these guides and tools was developed from the experiences of Regional Extension Center staff in the performance of technical support and EHR implementation assistance to primary care providers. The information contained in this guide is not intended to serve as legal advice nor should it substitute for legal counsel. The guide is not exhaustive, and readers are encouraged to seek additional detailed technical guidance to supplement the information contained herein.

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Practice Role
Care Coordinators
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
FQHC or Community Health Center
Specialty Practice
Resource Topics
Behavioral Health
Care Planning or Care Coordination

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