This is a comprehensive summary of the Texas Behavioral Health Integrated Provider System (BHIPS), a web-based data collection and reporting system used by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) to meet the information management systems demands placed on the publicly funded substance abuse prevention and treatment service providers.
This resource contains an introduction and four different reports about the Texas Behavioral Health Integrated Provider System (BHIPS). The first report discusses the use of BHIPS for clinicians, clients, and program managers to improve clinical practice and client and system outcomes. The second one summarizes how BHIPS was implemented, its specific functions and technical requirements, and the impact it had on improving service delivery and return on investment. The third discusses how BHIPS is used to meet agency reporting requirements. Lastly, the fourth report provides information for State Management Information Systems administrators to assess the feasibility of implementing a system like BHIPS in their own state.