Our division was awarded preliminary grant funding for 2012-2013. The purpose of the grant is to specify how each state's laws regulating psychologists fits with the creation of electronic and paper case records. Our team of researchers and reviewers would create a state-specific template for providing a sufficient electronic health record (EHR) record in light of both State and Federal law. The template for the EHR will guide our members, in part, to prepare for the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to work efficaciously with Accountable Care Organizations.
The state-specific templates also will focus upon protecting the privacy interests of psychology clients within the confines of the laws. The project will curb psychologists charting too much. Charting inappropriate amounts of information can violate the privacy interests of their clients. The templates also will create a sufficient EHR in light of emerging national standards.
As long as the APA BOD ratifies CODAPAR's award in Feb. 2012, our grant to will be successfully funded for 2012 and a part of 2013. Please review the grant (PDF, 110KB) so that anyone interested in the details, or may be inclined to want to assist, can view our proposal.