Meaningful Use of Electronic Behavioral Health Data in Primary Health Care

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Science Translational Medicine  01 Feb 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 119, pp. 119mr3
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003324

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In August 2011, scientists and policy-makers held a conference entitled “Using IT to Improve Community Health: How Health Care Reform Supports Innovation.” One of the conference sessions was entitled “Electronic health records: Meaningful use implementation challenges, innovation, and regulations.” This Meeting Report discusses the meaningful use of behavioral health data for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions and optimization of behavioral wellness by primary care physicians.

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