The New York State Department of Health, Office of the Health and Information Technology Transformation (OHITT) has contracted with Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to provide electronic health record (EHR) implementation support and adoption services to mental health and behavioral health providers participating in the Medicaid Health Home program. New York State passed the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers Capital Grant Program in 2004 (HEAL NY) to implement 21st century health information infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality care. HEAL 22 specifically provides technical support to adopt and use health information technology and exchange for mental health / behavioral health providers serving New York State Medicaid Health Homes. The program began on June 1, 2012 and will end October 31, 2013.
The two RECs in New York State are New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) representing areas in NY outside of NYC, and NYC REACH representing areas within the 5 boroughs of New York City. Both organizations will be contacting designated health home leads and their partners to discuss ways the technical services can assist behavioral health providers in the adoption and use of health information technology and information exchange.
For more information, please contact Sophy Yem, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-396-4872.
For technical information, please contact Hector Pina, MS, MS at email@example.com or 347-396-4896.