Mental Health EHR Software Can Save Time
Let’s face it: software is a tool that’s only as powerful as your ability to wield it. No magic mental health EHR software can do it all for you without you + your staff steering the ship. However, with solid functionality, reliable training, and the engagement of your employees, mental health EHR software can save time and should make you more efficient by reducing the amount of time that it takes to complete tasks.
How do you know if the EMR software is right for your practice?
If properly configured, your behavioral health EMR should save time (thereby reducing costs), while increasing data security + HIPAA compliance. It should help your agency run more smoothly and reduce redundancy. The data should be interconnected, meaning that it’s only entered once but can then be turned into information from multiple angles. For example, entering a payment into the EHR one time should cause it to appear on your A/R sheet, client statement, client receipt, and any other related reports.
Is any system perfect? No, very few people actually love their EHR; there will always be things that could be done differently. But at the end of the day: does it make your practice run more smoothly? Does it increase the clinicians’ effectiveness in treating and serving patients? Does it increase your viability in the (increasingly mobile) marketplace? Do you feel confident that your data is secure + HIPAA compliant? Is your EMR the right fit for your agency? If the answers are yes, then the system has fulfilled its purpose.
Here’s an example of how PIMSY saved one of our client’s work hours: “I want to provide a quick thank you and to let you know that the Dominion Diagnostics [lab] integration is working better than ever. I downloaded 25 UA results today with a single click, and they all successfully populated into the appropriate client record. So valuable when you think about the time & labor that used to be required to label & scan each one into the system manually!”
If you’re shopping for behavioral health EHR software, ask the vendors you’re considering how their program can save time and increase your efficiency. If you’re unhappy with your current program, ask them to demonstrate this capability. There might be features available that you’re not even aware of that could change your perception of the solution you’re using now.
PIMSY Behavioral Health EHR
To see more about how PIMSY has helped practices be more efficient + effective, check out our Kudos page. You can see unbiased customer reviews on Capterra and Software Advice – and we’re always happy to show you how PIMSY can empower your practice: 877.334.8512, ext 1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
“The longer we have PIMSY, the more we like it. I really love the Automatic Form Filler, as it has saved us time. PIMSY has empowered us to do things I didn’t even know were possible!” – Ann O., CEO + Clinical Director