This is a collaborative effort between the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, mental health medical record vendor, Netsmart, and Nevada’s sole health information exchange called HealtHIE Nevada. The project aims to to build upon existing community efforts in information exchange to assist in filling the large gap that exists in timely data sharing related to mental health between private and public healthcare providers.
Currently a disconnect exists between the physical health providers and mental health providers across the state that often means the physical health provider doesn’t even realize that a mental health record exists on a patient. Participating stake holders expect to establish, at a minimum, a sharing of Admissions and Discharge information from mental health facilities through the HIE so that with proper consent, health care providers will be able to determine that a mental health event exists for the patient and follow-up accordingly. HealtHIE Nevada is a private, nonprofit, community-based HIE dedicated to connecting healthcare organizations by managing real time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information. HealtHIE Nevada operates throughout the entire state, and is the only HIE open and available to the entire Nevada healthcare community.
Through your participation in HealtHIE Nevada, healthcare data can be securely shared between organizations to help you comply with new specifications. HealtHIE Nevada is managed under contract by HealthInsight Nevada, a recognized leader in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; health information technology programs; healthcare system delivery and payment reform efforts; and human factors science research and application.