The recently published article, “Advancing the adoption, integration and testing of technological advancements within existing care systems, ” explored the need to better understand both the causes and strategies for overcoming barriers to uptake of health information technology (HIT) in mental health settings. The authors suggest that observational studies could help to better elucidate the barriers to adoption of HIT that are unique or disproportionate in mental health populations. They also feel that implementation science studies are needed to better identify strategies for addressing these barriers and optimizing uptake of mental health HIT interventions .

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