Five New York behavioral health providers have acquired electronic health record software from TenEleven Group in an effort to improve data sharing with primary care providers, Government Health IT reports.
Research has shown that improved care coordination between primary care physicians and behavioral health providers significantly improves overall patient outcomes.
However, behavioral health information has more privacy protections than general health data.
The behavior health providers acquired the EHR software with $1.7 million in grants obtained by HEALTHeLink, Western New York's health information exchange.
HEALTHeLink received the grant from the New York State Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law Phase 17 as part of an effort to improve patient treatment by better integrating behavioral health education and consulting data into the primary care setting.
The five behavioral health providers who have acquired EHR software are:
- Catholic Charities;
- Community Concern of WNY;
- Gateway Longview;
- Jewish Family Service; and
- Kaleida Health Systems Behavioral Health (Mosquera, Government Health IT, 9/6).