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September 27, 2019

How well do EHR systems align to a single standard and what functionalities are readily available to psychiatric hospitals? A survey of state mental health authorities was conducted in 2018 related to implementation of EHRs in their state psychiatric hospitals. This report provides a summary of three specific items in that survey: availability of 13 specific components, expectation and reasons for changing or upgrading the current EHR system, and perception of usability along 11 dimensions. Opportunities for improvement are proposed given the future expectations of EHRs to meet the needs of many stakeholders