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David Ballenberger

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The Business of Mental Health: Podcast

David Ballenberger, MSW, is a guest on Everything EHR's The Business of Mental Health podcast talking about the business of mental health.

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Topics: EHR, marketing for behavioral health care, outcome-based treatment program, Value Based Care

Is your EHR ready for the changes coming to value-based care economy?

Can Your Electronic Health Record Add Subtract and Multiply?

I can remember standing at the back of the room and waiting for Sister Theresa to give me a math problem that I would have to figure it out before I got to the front of the room.  As behavioral health moves closer to value-based payment your software is going to be standing at the back of the room waiting for the question and then be expected to figure it out.  The question you have to ask is: is your software ready for the changes in treatment and payment that are coming as we move into a value-based economy?

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Topics: EHR, Value Based Care

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Selects NextStep Solutions Software

NextStep Solutions Inc. Selected by The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center From A Field of Over 15 Behavioral Health EMR Candidates

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Topics: EHR, EMR, Substance Abuse, practice management software

How Behavioral health clinics are Switching to More Flexible EMR Systems

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions discusses the need for a flexible EMR Software system for ever changing federal, state, and local reporting requirements.

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Topics: Behavioral Health Care, EMR

Video: Importance of Behavioral Health EHR Software

David Ballenberger with NextStep Solution discusses the importance of acquiring a  Behavioral Health EHR software for data collection and presentation.

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Topics: Behavioral Health Care, EHR

Video: Big changes coming for Behavioral Health EHR

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions discusses the changes that are on the horizon for behavioral health EHR softwares. The need to offer actual value to the organization or practice is increasing along with the need to prove that what your software is doing, is worth being paid for. You need to prove that everything is running effectively and efficiently, and that your service is attending to the needs of your users. The best way to do this is by properly monitoring and assessing your clients.

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Topics: EHR, Behavioral Health Care, software mental health

Video: Assessing Your Behavioral Health Practice Management Software

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions talks about the need to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of your behavioral health practice management software. The ability to evaluate and receive feedback & data from the users of your program is important so that you can understand how effective and efficient your software operating and what you need to adjust. Behavioral health software is always evolving and it is important to attend to the needs and constantly changing demands of users. 

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Topics: EHR, Behavioral Health Care, software mental health

Video: How does Behavioral Health EHR Software create value in organizations

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions talks about the benefits that a behavioral health EHR software can provide your organization. Gathering data to see if goals are being met, how much certain things are costing your organization, and also looking at the long term growth of your organization. Make sure that your software is creating value for your users, the best way to know is to gather data and assesments. 

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Topics: EHR, Behavioral Health Care, software mental health

Video: Things You Need to Consider When Purchasing Software

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions tells us that before purchasing software you need to consider potential situations. You should be able to access your files and reports if needed and for example prove to an auditor that you have been in compliance with rules. Make sure to consider these scenarios before you decide on what software you are going to purchase. 

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Topics: EHR, Behavioral Health Care, software mental health

Video: People Tend to Compare Old Software to New Software

David Ballenberger with Next Step Solutions discusses how their is a big change that you may see in your workplace when there is a change in software. People have the mindset that the old software is not as good as the new software. But you shouldn’t be comparing it to the old software, because the newer version is quite different. The new software will be a completely new way of reporting and a new way of doing things.

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Topics: EHR, Behavioral Health Care, software mental health