When it comes to your behavioral health practice, having access to the whole picture of your patients’ health and history and all of the assessments that come with it is important for successful treatment and diagnosis. Here are five ways that electronic medical records can boost your practice’s success.
EMR helps keep your staff–and yourself–from being tied down by paperwork. Dealing with paper charts and insurance forms can cut down on what’s truly valuable: time spent with your patients. Easy access to electronic records makes it easy for you and your staff to quickly and easily access information and take care of administrative work. And as AZZLY points out, behavioral health practice management software allows you to easily cross-reference various patient data, including billing history and insurance.
Electronic health records make it easy for you to communicate with other providers or with your internal practice staff, which leads to faster patient flow and efficient exchange of information like test results. They also make it easier for you to communicate with clients and are accessible from any internet-capable device. When patients call you with questions or concerns outside of office hours, you won’t have to worry about lacking the necessary information.
Behavioral health practice management software can be programmed to provide you with notification reminders about follow-up calls and paperwork deadlines. Additionally, it makes it easy to track your patient interactions and their missed appointments, leading to better patient retention as your staff can call to check in on progress.
Electronic records are stored on a secure server, which means better privacy for you and your patients. You won’t have to worry about losing paperwork or having charts go missing.
Medication is an integral part of mental health care management, and electronic records allow you to keep track of changes in dosage and changes in medication.
Overall, choosing the right practice software and electronic health records can help your practice improve every aspect of patient care.
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