FEi Systems manages SAMHSA Behavioral Health IT contractNitesh Chawathe
FEi Systems manages the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Information Technologies and Standards (BHITS) project. BHITS supports real world implementation and dissemination of Health IT tools in the behavioral health community. BHITS helps the behavioral health community adapt to a rapidly evolving healthcare and technology landscape. To do so, the FEi supports development, pilot testing, implementation, dissemination, and promotion of Health IT tools. FEi provides technical assistance to the behavioral health field to promote adoption and effective use of Health IT. For BHITS, FEi evaluates the impact of Health IT pilot tests and the adoption Health IT among SAMHSA’s behavioral health grantees. FEi develops standards for collecting, exchanging, and analyzing behavioral health-related data. FEi develops, tests, implements, and maintains electronic behavioral health-related clinical quality measures. FEi Systems is prime contractor with our partners Abt Associates, Lantana Consulting Group, Eversolve, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and IBM.