Category: EHR Technology

October 2, 2017

Jonathan Woods of Comprehensive Mental Health Services discusses documentation and the continuity of care Producing positive results for patients in a behavioral healthcare setting is largely driven by the quality of documentation. Recording important details and measuring outcomes are quintessential aspects of an effective care strategy, and this is especially true when collaboration is required…
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September 28, 2017

How to tell if you’re getting the best from your EHR When considering the most important things that might make an EHR solution or vendor appealing, how high up does great customer support rank? Customer support is generally the department that steps in when something’s wrong, so it might not seem important when evaluating an…
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August 14, 2017

Matthew Gramlich of Mental Health Counseling Services on adopting a new software solution How smoothly a software implementation goes in a private behavioral health practice depends on a great many things. The process will likely demand extra time out of clinicians and staff for training and familiarization, in addition to the possibility of extra tasks…
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July 18, 2017

Earlier this month, Valant was honored to host two cloud-services experts to talk about Amazon Web Services. These panelist spoke to how AWS security and capabilities can help bolster the behavioral health industry. This webinar was the result of countless blank stares received when we mentioned that our Platform was built on AWS. We know…
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July 12, 2017

Three aspects of a successful transition The benefits of an EHR solution in the private practice setting have been well proven for some time now, yet for practices with a long history of running on paper records, the process of switching might seem arduous. Making a transition from paper to EHR smoothly is a matter…
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May 23, 2017

Dr. Candace Hodgkins has spearheaded many changes in behavioral healthcare, both in her agency and in her state. For the past 20 years, she has worked at Gateway in Jacksonville, Florida, promoting and creating changes where she saw fit. She is now CEO of the agency and making changes at the state level. We were…
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May 4, 2017

Manage your schedule (as well as your reputation) with a growing mental health client base A private mental health practice holds many of the same issues other small businesses hold. While smaller organizations have more direct control over the quality of the customer experience, larger practices tend to have increased complication. Where it used to…
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April 14, 2017

The Three-Day Audit Jodi Province Counseling Services serves clients in five counties of North Carolina, and just had the most positive Medicaid audit possible. After hearing that the audit would come in 30 days, Jodi didn’t panic. Instead, she scanned her client records for any gaps and was soon ready. The Medicaid office told Jodi…
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April 5, 2017

Remember the game Asteroids? At the risk of dating myself, I do. Asteroids came out in 1979 and was a great shoot ‘em up video game in which you blasted asteroids that flew relentlessly into your path. Being asteroids, they were unforgiving, destroying every ship they touched. If you somehow made it to the next…
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March 28, 2017

Rob Runquist M.B.A, is the CEO of CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness, one of the largest behavioral health organizations in central Kansas. He runs CrossWinds in the gentle balance between providing high quality, compassionate care and doing so in a lean and efficient way. Mr. Runquist’s business and financial savvy have earned him a reputation for…
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