Sci Transl Med. 2012 Feb 1;4(119):119mr3.
Meaningful use of electronic behavioral health data in primary health care.
Tai B, Boyle M, Ghitza U, Kaplan RM, Clark HW, Gersing K.
Center for the Clinical Trials Network, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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.