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Transforming Mental Health and Substance Abuse Data Systems in the United States

Author(s): Rosanna M. Coffey, Ph.D., Jeffrey A. Buck, Ph.D., Cheryl A. Kassed, Ph.D., Joan Dilonardo, Ph.D., Carol Forhan, M.B.A., William D. Marder, Ph.D. and Rita Vandivort-Warren, M.S.W.
Teaser: Discussion of the significance of data sharing to enhance service collaboration
Link:;59/11/1257 exit disclaimer

Data sharing across agencies and systems is important to improve client care and coordination. This article describes current federal and state initiatives to improve data interoperability, or the ability of different systems to work together. It includes challenges and recommended steps to reforming data systems.

Date retrieved: 1/18/11
Year published: 2008
Resource type: Journal article