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Behavioral Health Admissions Integration

This is a collaborative effort between the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, mental health medical record vendor, Netsmart, and Nevada’s sole health information exchange called HealtHIE Nevada. The project aims to to build upon existing community efforts in information exchange to assist in filling the large gap that exists in timely data sharing related to mental health between private and public healthcare providers. 

Currently a disconnect exists between the physical health providers and mental health providers across the state that often means the physical health provider doesn't even realize that a mental health record exists on a patient.  Participating stake holders expect to establish, at a minimum, a sharing of Admissions and Discharge information from mental health facilities through the HIE so that with proper consent, health care providers will be able to determine that a mental health event exists for the patient and follow-up accordingly. 
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  • ADT
  • HIE
  • HL7 V2
  • ONC
  • Behavioral Health
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