Making a Mark in Behavioral Healthcare
Moving an Industry
In the late 90’s I was exposed to my first Electronic Charting System. As a supervisor, I was extremely excited about the potential that the system could bring to our agency, client outcomes, clinical oversight, and overall client safety. But, the software bombed out quickly. I thought, “great idea, great tools, but heck it is impossible to utilize.” As time has moved on with the improvement in technology, software, platforms, and protocols the benefits to the Behavioral Healthcare Industry have increased. Our work in the field building trust, leadership, and professionalism coupled with a trusted Brand, “ZenCharts” has and continues to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) that is radically changing the industry.
Benefits x 10
Since the onset of the Human Service (Social Service) field professionals have accomplished great outcomes with people relying on them for help. Add technology to the mix and the results have grown exponentially. I know it is popular to hear people today point to machines taking the place of humans, but in Human Service, people combined with technology increase the benefits of positive outcomes “Ten Fold!” Technology cannot do this alone and as we can see by the increased benefits neither can humans. Clinical Decision Support tools assist clinicians and support staff in their engagement and service delivery to those we serve! Better outcomes, patient safety, patient empowerment, and ultimately lower cost for service delivery.
Access for All
Prior to ZenCharts entering the Behavioral Health marketplace the big technology companies, for the most part, ignored the field and those that were focused on the market were merely digital filing cabinets. They did not leverage technology to the fullest and sadly they were gouging agencies with high set up fees and ala carte pricing models that favored the tech company. ZenCharts goal was to broaden access with greater value by leveraging technology and a lower overall pricing model, a win-win for the field. In these difficult times in the industry and healthcare overall, we all need to do our part to lower the cost of care, increase access to care for all and to increase client overall outcomes and safety.
Agencies today are not simply focused on treating an individual, their focus is on positive overall outcomes and benefits to the patient, field, and nation overall. It is not just patient care that matters it is increased service delivery, safety, and positive outcomes that creates better care!
Sounds Great But is it Affordable?
When ZenCharts entered the field there were more agencies still utilizing paper charting then electronic. When approaching these agencies especially the government-sponsored and not-for-profit facilities most believed they could not afford an electronic system, the ones they could afford were not compatible with their standards, billing software and reporting systems requirements. Our goal at ZenCharts is to contribute to the field, to earn money in order to continue to benefit the field with better technologies. Building great tools to enhance the field and keeping it affordable for all! To make an impact in the field, your product must be available and accessible to all, ZenCharts is leading the way in both affordability and technology. We are proud that we have pushed the technology providers in the field to develop better clinical tools but recognize that our work has just begun! Our goal remains to do our part to drive the overall cost to the providers down thus affecting the cost of care for the win!
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