Avatar is the treatment tracking system for Sacramento County's Mental Health
and Alcohol and Drug Divisions. The Avatar application is accessible over the
internet.Avatar incorporates Sacramento Health Information Exchange
(SacHIE) as the implementation of a new, secure and certified, interoperable
electronic health record system that includes electronic prescribing, laboratory
ordering and results delivery, treatment and assessment plan automation, and
connectivity to a personal health record. These technologies will
support the services outlined in the CSS plan through better data sharing and
client and family member access to services. The phases of the project
are intended to enable secure data sharing to improve the quality of care
through the use of technology such as medication reconciliation tools to prevent
medication errors, the use of lab ordering and results delivery to improve the
time for diagnosis and treatment and electronic sharing of treatment plans with
clients and family and other caregivers.
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