Health IT Archive

Health IT is the foundation of any effort to coordinate and integrate care for behavioral health clients, across all modalities of care. Yet, mental health and addiction providers face significant financial challenges in trying to adopt comprehensive EHR systems. Behavioral health providers must have the ability to adopt health IT at a rate comparable with primary care facilities, hospitals, and physicians to be able to provide clinical care coordination. The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) advocates for strengthened supports for this technology.

Issue statements from past Congresses appear below. For statements from the current session of Congress, view the health IT issue statements page.