Tour By Behavioral Health

Click on the links below to navigate key content relevant to BH.

By assisting BH providers in the procurement and implementation of interoperable EHRs and the effective use of these technologies, MeHI can further enable BH initiatives. The use of Health IT can facilitate coordinated patient care, encourage BH and primary care integration, enhance quality of patient care, and decrease healthcare costs.

 

Click here to learn more about Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) 

 

 

Articles & Resources

Toolkits and Directories

These two toolkits are available to assist healthcare providers in their journey to adopt Health IT. In the toolkits, you will find content that includes instructional documents, workbooks, templates, checklists and more. For more best practices, also access the Support section featuring Health IT Stories, our Resources library, and eHealth Education. Click on the name of a toolkit below to access the toolkit.

EHR Toolkit


Tools to assist in the procurement of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system

HIE Toolkit


Tools to assist in the plan and implementation to connect an EHR to a Health Information Exchange (HIE)

HIT Vendor Directory 

 

A list of Health IT vendor products that provide information technology solutions for the healthcare sector

Mass HIway Directory 

 

A list of healthcare organizations enrolled in the Massachusetts Statewide Health Information Exchange (Mass HIway).

Educational Events and Resources

MeHI offers educational events including webinars, seminars, workshops, and conferences. Check out the calendar of events.

Use the support page to access presentations, videos and recordings about Health IT.

 

Mass HIway Webinars

Meaningful Use requires the use of an electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE). For this purpose, providers can connect to the statewide HIE, the Mass HIway. To learn more, review:

- The Mass HIway First Steps - Getting Enrolled PDF Format | Video
- Mass HIway Consent: Operationalizing Opt-in PDF Format | Video

Health IT Success Stories

Health IT stories provide insights into how other providers approached Health IT projects and highlight the impact on health and patient care. Read how they resolved challenges, modeled best practices, and built on lessons learned.

View our collection of Massachusetts EHR success Stories

View our collection of HIE Use Case Stories.

​View our Behavioral Health spotlight stories, including how CleanSlate and Cutchins Programs for Children & Families use their EHR systems. 

Grant Programs

eQuality Incentive Grant Program for Behavioral Health
The eQIP program has provided over $1.3M in incentive funds to 25 Massachusetts Behavioral Health organizations, also impacting 166 additional sites, for the adoption of Health IT. 

Connected Communities Implementation Grant Program 
In Spring 2016, MeHI announced $3M in grants to 7 healthcare organizations working with 78 partner organizations to enhance collaboration and communication among healthcare providers within a community through the use of innovative technologies, such as electronic health records and health information exchanges.