CHA News Article

New Funding Opportunity Looks to Improve Care in Opioid Treatment Programs
SAMHSA to hold information session Jan. 20

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a funding opportunity to support pilot programs that improve access and continuity of care for patients in opioid treatment programs (OTPs). The pilots will implement health information technology to help patients share their health information with other providers for improved continuity of care in the event of an emergency or other service disruption. Successful programs will also incorporate the Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P) standards. SAMHSA will formally release the request for applications on Feb. 15, and in the meantime will host an information session to provide an overview of the opportunity on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – noon (PT). SAMHSA encourages health information exchanges or organizations with similar capabilities — such as regional health information organizations, leadership and managers at OTPs, state opioid treatment authorities and other similar organizations — to attend. To register, visit