In a perfect world, health care professionals would be able to focus exclusively on patient care. The reality of the industry, though, is that each facility is tasked with running a business as well.
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.