In an effort to further the interoperability of health information, a pilot project successfully demonstrated the exchange of patient electronic behavioral health data across state lines.
The pilot was conducted by members of the
"The exchange of behavioral health data has fallen behind the exchange of general physical health data due to additional privacy protections afforded by federal and state regulations," said
The project was also the first known instance in which the health information service providers of two states were connected, which permitted encrypted patient data to be exchanged among providers using Direct secure messaging.
To allow other states to replicate the consortium's approach, the participating states developed forms and templates that can be applied across states, as well as a provider education packet outlining step-by-step processes for exchanging electronic behavioral health data.
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