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How to Choose the Right Replacement for Your Current EHR

By | 2020-04-03T11:14:57-04:00 May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Current users of electronic health records (EHR) systems interested in transferring to a new vendor software, as well as practices soon to transition from paper medical charts to EHR, have many available options. Because implementing an EHR system involves significant investments of money and time and because staff will interact with the system on a daily basis, the decision is not a hastily made one. Several questions should be answered when evaluating EHR system choices to help practices choose a […]

How to Protect Your Practice from Medical Identity Theft

By | 2020-04-03T11:10:01-04:00 May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Medical identity theft is on the rise and set to cost the healthcare industry over $6 billion in annual losses, according to data security experts. Even with strict HIPPA compliance, your behavioral health practice may still be vulnerable to security breaches from a number of sources. Unfortunately, many victims of medical identity theft are not aware that their information has been compromised until it’s too late. Knowing what to look for, where your practice may be vulnerable and what precautions […]

Medical Practice Automation: A Behavioral Healthcare Industry Analysis

By | 2020-04-03T11:06:19-04:00 May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Clinical and office staff are burdened with tedious, time-consuming tasks: patients must be registered, appointments scheduled, claims processed and prescriptions ordered. Much staff attention is preoccupied not with direct patient care but with administrative matters. Fortunately, technology such as electronic health records (EHR) systems holds many opportunities for improving clinical workflows through automation of daily tasks. Both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse facilities in particular could benefit from automation of routine tasks, stretching resources, helping […]

Price vs. Reliability: Choosing the Right EHR Service

By | 2020-04-03T09:34:01-04:00 May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

According to Walker, by the year 2020, businesses will value their overall customer experience more than the price of a product when making a purchasing decision. Effectively, this means that business to business sales, which were once largely decided by costs and bidding, will soon be decided by which product can best guarantee mutual success. This is no different in the healthcare industry. In fact, hospitals are busier than ever, which means that healthcare providers […]

Four Challenges Facing Today’s Behavioral Health Sector

By | 2020-04-03T09:31:35-04:00 May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Four Challenges we are facing Today

As much as one-quarter of the U.S. population suffers from some form of mental health or substance abuse concern, and the American health care system is struggling to provide the scope, depth and breadth of care those conditions demand. While evolving regulations and unstable politics complicate the effort, innovative policies and advancing EHR technologies promise many mental health and substance abuse patients access to better, safer health supports than they’ve ever before experienced. […]

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