Health IT Integrates Behavioral Health and Primary Care

October 28, 2020

This is a special episode produced in conjunction with our colleagues in ECRI's Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. The Partnership is working with Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) to explore how health IT can help integrate behavioral health and primary care. This podcast is the second part of our conversation.

During that first discussion, we spoke about how many Americans with behavioral health conditions receive their behavioral care from their primary care providers, but only one-third of patients with behavioral health conditions report receiving the care they need.

In this episode, we'll look at what the workgroup learned about how technology can facilitate this integration, how we can use health IT to increase access to care, and whether health IT can help clinicians from various disciplines speak with one another and share information to facilitate safe, effective, quality care.

Guests: David Bucciferro (Foothold Technology) and Hans J. Buitendijk, M.Sc., (FHL7, Director, Interoperability Strategy Cerner)

Interested in learning more? Contact us at (610) 825-6000 or clientservices@ecri.org.