EHRs can Improve Behavioral Health Practice Management
Many behavioral health providers are on the lookout for tools that can help improve practice management, such as by providing a more efficient system for patient care.
While there are many ideas to consider, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) continues to be a top choice.
To get a better feel for the impact of EHR use, HealthIT.gov surveyed doctors who are using this technology. Here are some of the findings:
- 79 percent of providers report that electronic health records allow their practice to work more efficiently.
- 82 percent of providers report that the use of electronic prescriptions saves their practice time.
- 75 percent noted the ability to receive lab results in a more timely manner.
- 70 percent believe that the use of electronic health records has improved data confidentiality.
Along with the above, there’s one other point worth noting in regards to behavioral health practice management. In the past, every aspect of a practice was associated with the use of physical files.
Electronic health records can reduce the amount of paperwork associated with a practice. Everything from patient charts to billing can be managed electronically, thus cutting back on the clutter and expense associated with paper records.
Every behavioral health practice has room for improvement. When it comes to the management side of things, the use of electronic health records is on the rise. The statistics above should give you a better idea of how this approach could benefit your practice.