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Rhode Island Behavioral and Medical Information Exchange Project

Rhode Island Quality Institute will engage non-eligible providers at Butler Hospital, the state's only non-profit, free-standing psychiatric hospital, and Rhode Island’s eight community mental health organizations (CMHO) to close information gaps. The project goal is to advance patient care coordination and smooth transitions of care by extending collaboration and health IT interoperability between medical and behavioral health providers.  

Project objectives are to: 
•	Interface Butler Hospital with the HIE to bring in admission, discharge and transfer notifications, lab results, and summary of care information, 
•	Implement HIE tools and services such as the CurrentCare Viewer (online portal into the HIE that does not require an EHR), 
•	Increase individuals’ awareness of health data exchange, 
•	Train behavioral health care providers to incorporate health IT tools and services into their workflows, and
•	Disseminate learning resources and share best practices 
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Project Tags
  • Behavioral Health
  • CCD
  • HIE
  • HL7
  • interoperability
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