The Use of Health Information Technology Within Collaborative and Integrated Models of Child Psychiatry Practice

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Jan;26(1):105-115. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2016.07.012. Epub 2016 Oct 15.


There is a consistent need for more child and adolescent psychiatrists. Despite increased recruitment of child and adolescent psychiatry trainees, traditional models of care will likely not be able to meet the need of youth with mental illness. Integrated care models focusing on population-based, team-based, measurement-based, and evidenced-based care have been effective in addressing accessibility and quality of care. These integrated models have specific needs regarding health information technology (HIT). HIT has been used in a variety of different ways in several integrated care models. HIT can aid in implementation of these models but is not without its challenges.

Keywords: Behavioral health clinician; Child psychiatry; Child psychiatry access program; Collaborative care; Electronic health record; Health information technology; Integrated care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Psychiatry / methods*
  • Child
  • Child Psychiatry / methods*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / methods*
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics / methods*
  • Patient Care Team*