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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Behavioral Health Consent Management from HealthIT.govAs stated in the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) may offer program guidance to provide assistance and direction to states and State Designated Entities (SDEs) that receive awards under the program. This Program Information Notice (PIN) provides additional direction to states and SDEs receiving funding under the State Health Information Exchange Co