Behavioral Health EHR Funding Program Update

As announced in the HIEA May Update, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Rural Health (ORH) and Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) partnered with the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) to launch a program to assist behavioral health, mental health, and intellectual development and disability practices with purchasing electronic health record (EHR) technology and establishing connectivity to the state-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex. Applications closed on May 31 with over 260 applicants. Behavioral health organizations that applied for this program in May 2018, will be notified by the Office of Rural Health Information Technology Team regarding their eligibility and acceptance into the program by early July 2018.