Category: Managing Your Practice

August 20, 2018

How to grow into a full-time career in behavioral health care Recently graduated behavioral health professionals learn valuable insights and skills throughout their academic experiences that enable them to provide quality care, but sometimes find themselves under-equipped in matters pertaining to business and marketing. As a result, many providers begin their careers with considerable gaps…
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May 7, 2018

Essential marketing tips for private behavioral health practices The primary mission of the behavioral health provider is to deliver high-quality care to patients and clients, but at the end of the day, the continuity of business is what enables practices to keep their doors open. Like any other business, keeping a steady flow of patronage…
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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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February 26, 2018

A step-by-step guide to enabling project success in a behavioral health organization Improving operational efficiency and reducing waste are important goals of any large organization. Opportunities for improvement can exist in many forms, and can be recognized by anyone—not just by those at the executive level. In fact, it is often those that are closest…
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November 30, 2017

“How’s work going?” “Stressful. We’re in the middle of an implementation.” This conversation happens too often. EHR implementations are typically time-consuming with inflexible project plans that demand adherence to foreign workflows. Not-too-surprisingly, EHR sales teams tend to keep this customer experience close to the chest, and are highly hesitant to share details of the implementation…
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November 29, 2017

How to advocate for the solutions you need in your group practice in six steps Imagine going about the workday, manually trudging through processes your current EHR doesn’t support and musing over how wonderful it would be if it did. The practice owners are cognizant of the ongoing challenges the staff face on a daily…
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November 6, 2017

How to thrive as a private practice owner without foundational support Healthcare paradigms change continuously, and the dynamics of the private practice today are a lot different than they used to be. Tightening regulatory measures, insurance constraints, and an overall societal emphasis on consumerism and cost containment have caused many providers to find comfort in…
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October 11, 2017

5 indications a change is needed For many behavioral health practices, looking back at an EHR implementation is not always done with fondness. Taking on a new software solution often creates strain on a practice’s limited time and resources. Even as EHR technology improves and new features and functionality exist that can better serve the…
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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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