Behavioral Health Consent Management

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Behavioral Health Consent Management

From the Office of the National Coordinator

The timely exchange of health information between behavioral health providers and physical health providers to support care coordination is a critical element of the National Quality Strategy and health reform efforts. However, privacy and confidentiality concerns are currently limiting the inclusion of behavioral health data in electronic health information exchange efforts.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) encourages providers and organizations involved in electronic health information exchange to develop policies and technical approaches [PDF - 258 KB] that offer patients more consent choices than simply having all or none of their information shared.

 

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