EHR Resources from CMS

To help eligible professionals participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, CMS  has posted requirements on its Promoting Interoperability webpage.

Behavioral Health IT Resource

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has updated its Health IT Playbook with specific resources for behavioral health providers. In a series of three educational modules, the playbook describes the health care landscape as it relates to behavioral health IT, as well as guidance for adopting and implementing health IT into practice.  The APA recently worked with ONC staff to update the behavioral health “Specialists” section.

APA Resources for Electronic Health Records

Information and resources on health information technology topics are available on the APA website.  Developed by the APA Committee on Mental Health Information Technology and APA staff, the topics include: guidance on choosing the right EHR; privacy and security (HIPPA and more); overview of national health information technology initiatives; and potential advantages of electronic prescribing.