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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 to Compare Software for Behavioral Health Treatment

What makes software systems different and how do you know if you're looking at the system that best meets your needs?  It is very important to be objective when looking at software.  When you are taking that long objective look, when making comparisons between Qualifacts, Netsmart, Psych Advantage, and Kareo, consider the following:

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Topics: Treatment, EHR, EMR, practice management software

Bill More by Using Mental Health Scheduling Software

Most behavioral health clinics bill by appointment or task. Using mental health scheduling software can help your clinic increase revenue; essential with behavioral healths’ slimmer profit margins.

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Topics: practice management software, Behavioral Health Care

What Everyone Should Know Before Starting A Private Behavioral Health Practice

Few private practitioners are armed with the necessary business skills when they decide to go into private practice.  According to the Small Business Administration, around 50% of new businesses will go out of business within 5 years.  The realities of running a small business that makes a profit can be discouraging and exhausting.  If you are someone considering going into private practice give some consideration to the following challenges.

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Topics: practice management software, marketing for behavioral health care, Behavioral Health 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

7 Things about Substance Abuse Clinical Management Software Your Boss Wants You To Know

Gone are the days when keeping patient records and maintaining appointment schedules is done on paper and in paper charts.  The advancements in software technology have transformed the way programs maintain their records, scheduling and billing.

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Topics: practice management software, Substance Abuse, outcome-based treatment program

Mental Health Web-based Software Should Work Around Your Workflow

Are you tired of seeing a demo of mental health web based software and then realizing your organization will have to change the way your business operates to fit the software?  If you are looking at software that looks good and functions well as long as you change your workflow and all your forms to something unfamiliar, how effective will your organization be? If you use a canned treatment plan that is not yours and you are unable to make changes to forms easily, will your clinicians and support staff mutiny the change?  You should be looking for software that fits your workflow, accommodates your needs using your forms and treatment plans, provides you with easy to use features to make changes when desired. A good mental health web based software package can and should structure how the billing information is transferred to billing multiple ways. 

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Topics: practice management software, software mental health, outcome-based treatment program, Behavioral Health Care