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The Role of the EHR in Developing Medication-Assisted Recovery


Too often Electronic Health Records (EHR) are thought of as only a place to enter and store data, not playing a key role in medication-assisted therapy. For many programs and systems this is the one capability they are designed and used for. But if the EHR is thought of as a tool in the process of change, it takes on a different purpose. Methadone is used to assist patients with managing the symptoms associated with substance abuse. Methadone is often referred to as a crutch and not a true treatment for helping the patient to quit using. Katherine Blakely, a therapist and administrator for a methadone program in Detroit, Mi. sees methadone as a therapeutic tool for assisting patients in Recovery.

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Topics: Treatment, Substance Abuse, Electronic Medical Records

Patient Portal: Parallel EHR Development

Why are patient portals more important than you think?

Patient portals create the means for the exchange of information between patients and physicians practices.  What was once considered a nice option for your EHR is becoming a necessity. Not all patient portals offer the same features.  It is important to make sure when purchasing software the patient portal is going to enhance the use of your EHR.

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Topics: Electronic Medical Records, Outcome-based health care, EMR, Integrated Care

15 questions to ask before signing an electronic health record agreement

The multitude of vendors attempting to sell you the best EHR software can be overwhelming and very confusing.  There is no fool proof method for deciding which EHR best fits your practice, having a clear idea of the specific functions and features that are important to your practice will help to make an informed decision before you sign an electronic health record agreement

Before signing an EHR agreement, consider the following questions:

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Topics: Electronic Medical Records, practice management software, EMR

25 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Purchasing An Electronic Health Record System

 
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Topics: Electronic Medical Records, practice management software, EMR

5 Benefits of using Electronic Health Records

 Electronic health records (EHR) are detailed accounts of a patient’s behavioral health history, generated by multiple therapists and programs.  An EHR typically contains information such as the client’s demographics, a detailed social history, treatment planning, case reviews, psychiatric diagnosis, primary care history, and any past history of the client.

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Topics: Electronic Medical Records, practice management software, Outcome-based health care

Treating eating disorders with an outcome-based program

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Topics: Electronic Medical Records, practice management software, software mental health, Treatment Planning, Eating disorder program