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Electronic Medical Records

Security Risk Assessments for EMR Systems

Security Risk Assessments for EMR Systems In today’s modern age of rapidly advancing technology, cybercrime and data breaches seem to frequently make mainstream news. When it comes to protecting Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in the healthcare sector, cybersecurity and consistently performing the appropriate security risk assessments become more important than ever. According to data from …

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EMR Requirements for Substance Abuse

Electronic medical records systems are systems used to digitally collect and keep patient records on file. They are directly defined as electronic records of health-related information that may be gathered, managed, created, and consulted by authorized staff and clinicians within one health care organization by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. These systems make …

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Software Integration vs. a Comprehensive Software Platform for SUD Treatment Providers

These days there’s not just an app for everything; there are many apps for everything – and we’re fortunate for that. No matter what business challenge we’re trying to solve, there’s a tool. But with all these options, it’s easy to end up with a lot of unique tools handling each challenge or task. Then …

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7 Reasons to Implement a SUD Treatment EMR or Platform

The development of EMRs started as early as the mid-1960’s – nearly 60 years ago – and today, they have come a long way. In fact, according to the CDC, by 2017 over 85% of office-based physicians in the U.S. used an EMR/EHR system. Implementing an EMR has many benefits and even more so for substance …

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5 Steps to a Successful EMR Implementation or Transition

Implementing a new behavioral health EMR software platform can seem like a daunting task, but if it is planned well, everything can go smoothly. As the phrase goes, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Here are five steps to help you prepare for completing a successful EMR implementation or transition. 1. Designate …

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4 Components of an Effective Substance Abuse Treatment Plan

Creating a substance abuse treatment plan is one of the core functions of any treatment facility, and it can be crucial to success in a path to recovery. Because every person’s journey is different, treatment plans should be unique to the individual client and their specific journey. What is a Substance Abuse Treatment Plan?   …

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5 Tips for Treatment Facilities to Improve Operations During COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, we’re all looking for ways to maintain stability across our organizations and ensure that operations remain successful. Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help your treatment facility streamline operations, improve claim processing, optimize collections, and leverage new technology to increase compensation. Audit Your A/R   When …

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EMR vs. EHR vs. Unified Treatment Platform

Digital transformation occurs all around us every day. The medical field and behavioral health are no exception. Over the last few years, more and more facilities have begun implementing new technologies for improving their treatment and operations. And while the terms, “EMR vs EHR”, have been tossed around interchangeably in many cases, the truth is, …

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