Exchange Behavioral Health Information through Reliance
Reliance is becoming a national leader in advancing behavioral health information exchange.
Soon, with Reliance you will be able to share behavioral health information in a legally compliant manner to improve care coordination and health outcomes for some of the State’s most vulnerable populations.
Through federal funding obtained in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority, Reliance developed the following resources:
Patient Education Resources for Behavioral Health Information Exchange Consent
Developed with guidance from behavioral health professionals, this brochure and video are resources substance use treatment providers and others who work with patients may use to help explain the benefits of health information exchange and the patient’s right to keep Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program records private. The materials also describe how Reliance can manage patients’ consent and allow only providers they authorize to view their protected treatment program information.
Behavioral Health Information Exchange Patient Rights and Consent Video in English
Behavioral Health Information Exchange Agreements and Sample Consent Forms
For your convenience, Reliance has created consent form templates for you to tailor to your organization. The forms will enable you to give your patients the opportunity to participate in behavioral health information exchange.
Disclaimer: these template forms are provided as examples for educational purposes only, and are not provided as legal advice or an official recommendation. No consent form should be used or adopted without consultation with a provider’s/organization’s own legal counsel.
Behavioral Health Exchange Common Consent Model Foundational Documents
Behavioral Health Exchange Legal Analysis Report
This analysis of federal (HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2) and Oregon laws governing the exchange of behavioral health information was developed for use by Reliance eHealth Collaborative. This information served as the basis for the development of the Reliance common consent model, which facilitates lawful exchange of behavioral health information among authorized health care providers, and enables the maintenance of patient consents for disclosure (release of information). This report is not intended to serve as legal advice to other organizations or agencies.
Behavioral Health Use Case Matrix
This matrix of behavioral health information exchange use cases was developed by Reliance staff based on an analysis of federal and state (Oregon) law. It includes scenarios for various types of health care providers (primary care, specialist, substance use disorder treatment, mental health, etc.) to exchange patient data protected under 42 CFR Part 2. This information served as the basis for the development of the Reliance common consent model, which facilitates lawful exchange of behavioral health information among authorized health care providers, and enables the maintenance of patient consents for disclosure (release of information). This matrix is not intended to serve as legal advice to other organizations or agencies.
Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Oregon through Information Technology Forum: Best Practices, Challenges and Lessons Learned