Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
Spurwink, a private non-profit behavioral health and special education agency, is one of 20 agencies to participate in the Healthinfonet Behavioral Health Information Technology Reimbursement initiative, funded by the State of Maine Department of DHHS. The $70,000 grant is part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Grant that will be distributed over the next three years.
“Spurwink has a history of gathering and tracking health data,” says Eric Meyer, LCSW, President and CEO of Spurwink. “This practice has allowed us to evaluate outcomes and improve programs. This grant allows us to leverage new technology to better serve our clients by improving our medical records systems and incorporating data into the current Health Information Exchange (HIE) through the state.”
Al Durgin, Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement at Spurwink explains, “Health is best measured when data is available and analyzed across the array of providers. This initiative will enhance our capacity to do just that, contributing to improved well-being for individuals and the community while containing costs.”
Spurwink is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization that provides a broad range of mental health, education, and residential services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Visit spurwink.org or call us at 207-871-1200.