Webinar: The Sharing and Exchange of Behavioral Health Information

March 17, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT

Webinar via Zoom

Date / Time: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Registration: Register for this free webinar; click here

Speaker: Ms. Haley McCrary, MPH. Project Manager, Behavioral Health, Altarum

Webinar Summary

Sharing protected health information (PHI) is an important part of delivering quality health care. However, physical and behavioral health providers in Michigan still struggle to navigate the laws that govern the exchange of behavioral health (BH) information.  Altarum, with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, has been helping the state overcome these barriers. Working with clinicians, payers, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Altarum’s team of public health professionals, BH specialists, regulatory analysts, graphic designers, and implementation experts have created the tools and resources clinicians need to increase information sharing. The Altarum team has also uncovered and analyzed important data on what motivates payers and providers to share information electronically, what stops them from sharing, and what resources they need to increase sharing. In this presentation, we will share the lessons the Altarum team has learned about increasing the exchange of physical and behavioral health information statewide.

Speaker Biography

McCrary, MPH, is a Project Manager for Behavioral Health at Altarum. Her expertise is in evaluating health education and behavioral change efforts in rural, domestic, and international settings.  In addition, she has specialties in Quantitative Research and Mixed-Methods Evaluation specific to Behavioral Health.  Ms. McCrary holds a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Davis.