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Accessing Data for QI

As adoption of EHRs has increased, so have the concerns about ability to access the data needed to drill down into quality improvement efforts or even reporting requirements. Depending on the type of system being used, data may be cloud based, on a remote server, or on a local server. Further, data may be accessible through preprogrammed, ad hoc, or custom reports, but there may be greater challenges to accessing raw data or data that can be analyzed for quality improvement purposes. Resources in this section address these challenges and provide actionable information for accessing the data needed.

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HITEQ Highlights: Using Health Information Technology to Facilitate SBIRT Service Delivery in Health Centers

HITEQ Highlights: Using Health Information Technology to Facilitate SBIRT Service Delivery in Health Centers

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an intervention designed to identify and provide early intervention and treatment to individuals who are at risk for or have substance use disorders (SUDs). Health centers are well positioned to integrate behavioral health interventions, such as SBIRT, into primary care to enhance patient care and overall health outcomes. The webinar discussed the use of health information technologies (IT) to facilitate the workflow of providing SBIRT services. Focus areas included: coding and billing for SBIRT services, using health IT to enhance SBIRT screening, communication, data capture and documentation, clinical decision support, and information sharing and reporting. The webinar presented examples and experiences of health centers currently using health IT to facilitate effective SBIRT service delivery.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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