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BryLin Hospitals Selects Sigmund's EMRx Web Based Enterprise Solution

Sigmund Software LLC has signed an agreement to implement its Enterprise Behavioral Health Information System with BryLin Hospitals.

Since 1955, BryLin Hospitals have been providing psychiatric and substance abuse services to residents in Western New York and Southern Ontario. BryLin Hospitals is the only private treatment facility in the Buffalo/Niagara region that provides a variety of mental health and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. BryLin Hospitals offers specialized inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, a comprehensive Outpatient Program is offered to individuals suffering from Addiction. Most recently, BryLin Hospitals opened a new Behavioral Health Center, in Williamsville, addressing the needs of the community by providing outpatient mental healthcare for adults.

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BHDE Consortium Report Released

The Behavioral Health Data Exchange (BHDE) consortium falls under the umbrella of the ONC and comprises representatives from the states of Florida, Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama, New Mexico, Nebraska and Iowa.

The intent and aim of the BHDE Consortium is to facilitate effective information exchange between the participants across state lines and thereby overcome legal and technical barriers to the exchange of behavioral health data between health care providers and other stakeholder organizations.

The challenge is harder, as Behavioral Health practitioners and facilities are constrained by and held to higher degrees of accountability and responsibility than other fields of medicine, often exceeding the legal obligations of HIPAA. One such example is the requirement for adherence to 42 CFR Part 2, which limits the disclosure of identifiable information by a federally assisted substance abuse program to any entity, even for treatment, without signed consent from the patient to authorize the disclosure, with limited exceptions. Re-disclosure by the receiving party of such data, for any purpose, is restricted without similar consent.

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