11 Feb IT expert to probe how behavioral health can catch up to innovation without meaningful use
IT veteran Laura Young will share best practices for health information exchange among long-term post-acute care and mental and behavioral health providers at HIMSS16.
Left out of meaningful use, mental and behavioral health providers have spent the past few years trying to catch up with advances in electronic health records, data sharing and developing interoperability standards.
“A lot of providers were unable to capitalize on meaningful use dollars,” said Laura Young, executive director of the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona. “I still see providers with old EHR systems and we’ve had to get creative around those.”
Young has been in the IT industry for 25 years, much of that time spent building bridges within the behavioral health community. Along with Jeannie Harvell, of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Keith Kelley, of IHIE, Young will present “HIEs and Non-Eligible Providers: Leveraging LTPACs and Behavioral Health” at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas.
The session will focus on the specific challenges around information exchange and the best practices developed by providers to meet those challenges, Young said.