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Take Your Behavioral Health and Integrated Care Clinic to the NextStep

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Streamlining Intake of Therapy Patients with an EMR

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Topics: Outpatient

How EMR Software Can Improve Care in Outpatient Clinics

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Topics: Outpatient

Electronic Medical Records versus Paper Records

One of the big objections organizations face in upgrading to computer systems like Electronic Medical Record systems or Electronic Health Care Systems is the switch between paper and computer. These are touted as the "matchup of the century!" (cue football opener music here). It's really the matchup between status quo and change that's taking place, because the advantages of an EMR are compelling. We'll play Devil's advocate anyway:

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Finding a EHR Software for your Mental Health Practice

If you're shopping for an EHR for your mental health practice, you know it can be difficult because of the many products being offered and the need to stay in your budget.  There are a few things you should know before you buy and implement an EHR to ensure reliable software and not over pay.  This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select an EHR system that will let you successfully assure outcome based care, is reliable, and is fairly priced.

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Use Behavioral Health Software to Manage Your Practice More Efficiently

Use behavioral health software to manage your practice more efficiently

You probably have some form of software at your office – whether it’s for scheduling, for billing, or for electronic records management. But do you have software to manage your practice and the health care that goes on? To really understand how you’re serving patients – are they progressing? What are their pitfalls? Which of your clinicians is behind in filling out their group therapy assessments this week? – you have to have process management software.

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The 'New' Treatment Planning and Outpatient Mental Health Software

Transitioning from a Fee-For-Service business model to Outcome-Based Treatment Planning can make you second-guess the effectiveness of your mental healthcare programs. As I mentioned in our last blog post, the website OregonBusinessPlan.org stated that healthcare is outdated in many ways. In addition, there will be many challenges in the decades ahead.

Nevertheless, your agency will benefit from some assistance in managing a patient’s treatment plan. Here are a few ways to help your outpatient program in terms of success and compliance:
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How Medical Software for Outpatient Clinics is Changing Healthcare

Some of the current healthcare initiatives revolve around access, medical software, affordability and cost savings. However, the real innovation will develop as part of outcome-based treatment planning. This transition from a fee-for-service approach to one based on outcomes will require a new level of collaboration and accountability. Fee-for-service drives demand for more medical care, instead of more quality care.

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Using Online Forms with Medical Software at Outpatient Clinics

Behavioral healthcare software will change how your clinic or agency handles documents: paper forms, invoices, charts, treatments plans and other types of medical records. The transition to a nearly paperless office isn’t as difficult as you think. The technology — software, document scanners, shredders, etc. — is more affordable than ever.

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Topics: Outpatient