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.
We have not yet issued any health IT statements in the current Congress. If you would like to browse our past statements, view the archive.