Are you a large behavioral health or addiction treatment center in the market for an electronic health record (EHR) software? Maybe this is your first time researching for an EHR, or you are looking for a new one to better suit the size of your operation.
Last week, we explored The Joint Commission’s role in health care as a standards-setting and accrediting body. They are not the only organization that monitors the performance of health care providers, though.
Implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) software at your behavioral health facility is a huge undertaking. Whether you are switching from one platform to another or transitioning from a paper records system to an EHR, implementation is a complex process with lots of moving parts.
In an industry as hectic as health care, finding the time and discipline to evaluate yourself can be very difficult. The day to day demands of behavioral health and addiction treatment can make it challenging for a facility to objectively assess its overall performance.
Are you in the market for an electronic health record (EHR) software for your behavioral health or addiction center? If so, you may have seen some vendors advertise that their EHR is Meaningful Use (MU) 3 certified. Similar to an “A” health inspection rating in a restaurant’s front window, you probably have a sense that an MU certification is a good thing, but may not have much idea of what it entails.