Electronic Health Records & e-Prescribing

The material provided on the following electronic health records (EHR) pages and documents are for information purposes and not an endorsement by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This information is provided as a service to APA members by its Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services Department and its Committee on Mental Health Information Technology (CMHIT).

Resources: Choosing the Right EHR

APA’s EHR resource page will help guide you through the health information technology (HIT) process and provide information on evaluating EHR vendors, EHR educational materials and tools, software listings and reviews, and a glossary of terms.

Privacy and Security

Find resources related to privacy and HIT, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy and security issues that affect psychiatry.

National Initiatives for HIT

View the many U.S. initiatives that promote the adoption, interoperability, and standardization of EHR, EHR initiatives, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the National Health IT website, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).

Electronic Prescribing

Learn about the potential advantages in making prescribing more efficient and safer and related resources.

Committee on Mental Health Information Technology

CMHIT was established to address HIT issues relating to psychiatry. This information is exclusively available for APA members.

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