The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded $750,000 in grants to enable opioid treatment programs to develop and use EHRs. These systems will enable opioid treatment programs to fulfill their regulatory requirements, achieve certified status, and become interoperable with other patient health record systems.
“Treatment programs for people with opioid addictions must be able to exchange essential healthcare information to provide their patients with comprehensive, effective care,” said SAMSHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “These grants will help more treatment programs develop state-of-the-art information systems to improve patient care.”
SAMHSA awarded 15 one year grants of up to $50,000 to go to treatment programs across the U.S. The grantees include:
- Seven Hills Behavioral Health, New Bedford Mass
- Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Kansas City Missouri
- Community Health Resources, Windsor Connecticut
- Narco Freedom, Bronx N.Y.
- University of Colorado Denver
- Community Healthlink, Worcester Mass
- Therapeutic Health Services, Seattle
- Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Tampa
- WellSpring Resources, Alton Ill
- AltaMed Health Services Corp, Los Angeles
- Hartford Dispensary, Manchester Connecticut
- United Community Services, Des Moines
- North Philadelphia Health System
- VIP Community Services, Bronx N.Y.
- Spectrum Health Services, Worcester Massachusetts
For more information, go to www.samhsa.gov.