How Health IT Can Support Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health

May 5, 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 EHRA to explore how health IT can help integrate behavioral health and primary care. Many Americans with behavioral health conditions receive their behavioral care from their primary care providers—in fact, we estimate that one in five primary care visits includes behavioral health indications. On top of that, nearly 30% of adults with chronic disease have behavioral health needs as well. And yet, only one-third of patients with behavioral health conditions report receiving the care they need. In this episode, we'll talk about why this integration is so important and what the collaboration hopes to accomplish.

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