Questions to ask your EHR Vender – Handout for NATCON17

March 30th, 2017

For those you attending our poster session at NATCON17, here is the handout!

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Why Behavioral Healthcare Needs Specialized EHR Systems

March 30th, 2017

We are frequently asked by behavioral healthcare (BH) organizations, “why can’t we just use the local Hospital’s EHR system?”  In some cases, the BH agency is owned by or part of a hospital system that has already implemented its own Medical EHR.  In other cases the BH and Medical offices are working together as an ACO.  Understandably, there is pressure on BH C-Suite staff to utilize an existing EHR on the medical side.  So why not use a medical EHR system? This question is a lot like asking, “Why can’t we just mow the lawn with our snow blower?”  The answer, simply, is that you need the right tool for the job.

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Why Behavioral Healthcare Needs Specialized EHR Systems

Data Conversion During an EHR Implementation

July 7th, 2016

Implementing an EHR has many moving parts.  One of the most challenging is converting data from your old system.  Although important to the success of an implementation, few other components of the process create more issues.   This paper explores the challenges of data conversion and includes practical advice.

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Data Conversion During an EHR Implementation 

EHR Project Management Tools

December 11th, 2011

As an independent consultant, I do a lot of project management. Highly organized by nature, I am always looking for computer tools that can make managing the project easier and more organized. I also do a lot of work remotely at client sites and there are some free or very inexpensive programs that can enhance your project management. I have pulled together a listing of my favorite tools to share with you as you prepare to implement your new electronic health record system. Any project, big or small, can be helped or improved with good organization and easy access to your data. The tools can be broken down into three main categories; collaboration, on-site and project support.

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Solutions’ EHR Project Management Tools Article

Best Practices for Implementing an EHR in a Behavioral Health Agency

April 30th, 2011

Little has been written about Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementations in behavioral healthcare agencies. EHR systems are one of the most expensive purchases and high impact projects in which a BH provider will engage.  This white paper will explore several best practices for implementation.

Solutions EHR Implementation White Paper