Category: EHR Technology

March 28, 2018

Evaluating the merits of generalized and specialty-focused EHR solutions in behavioral health When considering the various specialties and subspecialties that exist across all areas of medicine, health care has grown increasingly inward. Behavioral healthcare providers, too, tend to orient themselves around particular specializations. Different practice specialties means different workflows and documentation with respect to niche…
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March 5, 2018

Four reasons why a free EHR will cost you in the end Free EHRs may sound too good to be true, and that’s because you usually get what you pay for. When it comes to running your practice, efficiency and quality are paramount to success. Shouldn’t you expect the same from your EHR experience? Here…
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January 22, 2018

Part 1: The pros and cons of collaborative documentation When you think about clinical documentation, what does it represent for you and your practice? Depending on the practice, the answer may vary. For some, documentation is a struggle—even to the extent that providers hope for a no-show or a cancellation in order to spend the…
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January 10, 2018

Legacy software and the broader implications of obvious statements Can a male get pregnant? Can a child have prior military service? We know the answers to these questions even before the patient walks through the door, so why does our software ask? These examples might be light hearted, but they represent a significant problem in…
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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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