Update: September 13, 2011

SATVA letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Update: August 2011

SATVA adopts position governing the endorsement of software products or services by trade associations.

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Update: May 2011

A Solution for Managing Automated Electronic Health Information Disclosure

Electronically exchanging sensitive health information in full compliance with the regulatory environment is a challenge with a solution. You can
 click here to view a video demonstration of a standardized consent for health information disclosure that illustrates the solution. This video is a large file and may take your browser a moment to load. The video will show you an actual implementation of a standardized consent built on the HL7 V3.0 and HITSP TP30 standards on which all interoperable health care software is required to function. What the video will show you is real, not just screen shot mockups.

The video assumes you are familiar with the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD). If you are not familiar with the CCD, 
click here to learn more.

The video production is based on a live demonstration of the standardized consent presented to SAMHSA on May 20, 2011. 
Click here for the press release with details of this presentation to SAMHSA. 

The live demonstration to SAMHSA on May 20, 2011, also included a slide presentation explaining the larger framework within which a standardized consent would function. 
Click here to view this slide presentation.

The live demonstration was followed by a letter from SATVA to SAMHSA further clarifying the concepts and framework for a standardized consent for electronic health information disclosure. 
Click here to read this letter.

The live demonstration of the standardized consent was also presented to members of the Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA) on May 27, 2011. Click here to read MHCA's response to this live demonstration.

Research into the regulatory requirements for a standardized consent for electronic health information disclosure was performed by Anasazi Software, Inc., a SATVA member. If you would like to read the results of this research, 
click here.

Update: September 1, 2010

SATVA Continues Dialogue with Providers about Interoperability Needs

(New York, NY - September 1, 2010) - The Interoperability Workgroup, sponsored by the Software and Technology Vendors' Association (SATVA), met in Chicago on August 19, 2010 at MHCA's summer conference. The presentation by Bill Connors, SATVA Board President, and Mike Morris, SATVA Board Member provided attendees introductory material related to interoperability, Meaningful Use, and the various types of certification. Attendees received an overview of the Interoperability group's success in advancing health information exchange in behavioral health. SATVA member companies demonstrated the successful sending and receiving of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) for the group. The CCD is an HL7 standard specification for exchange of patient summary clinical data.

For the entire press release click here


Update: March 23, 2010

SATVA and Interoperability Workgroup Forge Ahead and Welcomes SAMHSA Participation


I was pleased to drop in on the workgroup during the NCCBH Conference and look forward to SAMSHA’s continued dialogue with the workgroup. I would like to thank the members of the group for their contribution to the topic of HIT in behavioral health as well as SATVA for establishing such a group.”

 - Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

For the entire press release click here

Update: February 1, 2010

BH Interoperability Demonstration

For a demonstration of real-time interoperability of a CCD between two different BH software vendors’ products click here

Software and Technology Vendors Association Hosts Successful Behavioral Health Interoperability Conference

(New York, NY – February 1, 2010) – On January 26-28th 2010, The Software and Technology Vendors Association “SATVA” hosted the first Behavioral Health Interoperability Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  With full support of SATVA’s conference partners, Mental Health Corporations of America “MHCA”, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare “the National Council”, the medical
community and the addiction community, their focused goal was met; “defining data needs and supporting technology for a Behavioral Health Continuity of Care Document (CCD) and assure rapid adoption of the final work.”

For the entire press release click here

The Behavioral Health (BH) Interoperability Conference was initiated to define data needs and supporting technology for including Behavioral Health information in a Continuity of Care Document (CCD). This enhanced CCD will support the exchange of relevant needed data among healthcare providers; including behavioral health, substance use and medical providers. It is a key term and major conduit within ARRA/HITECH, Meaningful Use and CCHIT Certification. It is the vehicle that will support interoperability.

Click here for a Conference Summary

Update: February 8, 2010

SATVA Market Survey Released to Public

Click here for the official Press Release

SATVA worked with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (the National Council), Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA), and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). The goals of the survey were to:


  • Gauge the status of electronic health record (EHR) implementation, the level of involvement of behavioral healthcare providers in health information exchanges (HIE), and where additional funding could help them use IT to improve their clinical services.

  • Identify barriers preventing the implementation of information technology and the importance of software content.

  • Guide the creation of clinical reporting and information technology products by behavioral healthcare software providers that meet the evolving needs of behavioral healthcare providers more easily and effectively.

  • Generate awareness needed to encourage government funding and incentives to facilitate the implementation of EHR systems in behavioral healthcare to ensure that agencies receive the funding they require to meet evolving health information technology needs.

Click here to download the survey




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