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Last updated: September 6, 2014

Top 10 Most Reviewed Behavioral / Mental Health EHR Software Systems

 
Kareo Kareo's web-based EHR and Practice Management solution matches many behavioral and mental healthcare specialists' needs. Features like scheduling, billing, and coding help maximize company workflow.
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2014 WRS Health WRS Health offers a web-based EHR specialized for members of the behavioral health field. The specialty-specific features allow for efficient practice management.
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Centricity Backed by a huge amount of name recognition, GE Centricity is an integrated EHR and practice management system ideal for larger mental health providers. The system is also ONC-ATBC and CCHIT certified .
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Qualifacts CareLogic Enterprise CareLogic Enterprise by Qualifacts Systems is specifically for behavioral healthcare organizations. It's a web-based system with electronic health records, billing and scheduling in a single, integrated suite. ONC-ATCB certified.
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ADP AdvancedMD EHR and Practice Management Software AdvancedMD is an ONC-ATCB and CCHIT certified medical practice management system. It can be used in psychology and therapy offices. It is a feature-rich system with e-Prescribing, tablet support, voice recognition and more.
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The Valant Behavioral Health EHR Vālant is an EMR, billing and scheduling system for psychiatrists. It can also be used by psychologists, therapists and other mental health professionals. Web-based and priced at an affordable monthly rate. ONC-ATCB certified.
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iSALUS EHR OfficeEMR by iSALUS is a cloud-based, fully-unified EHR and practice management software solution. Suitable for practices of all sizes, it features e-prescribing, meaningful use and custom reporting and lab integration.
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A.I.med by Acrendo Software A.I.med by Acrendo Software is a cost-effective EHR and practice management system that is a good match for mental health practices of any size. The system boasts Voice Recognition as a feature and is CCHIT approved.
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A+ DELPHI Psychotherapy Billing Software A+ DELPHI is an affordable billing and EMR system designed specifically for mental and behavioral health. The system is installed on-premise and requires only a low upfront cost. It is very popular for small practices.
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CGM DAQbilling DAQBilling by CompuGroup Medical is a robust, intuitive Medical Billing and Patient Scheduling system known for its easy-to-use interface. It is a particularly good fit for small to mid-sized practices in almost any industry.
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Buyer's Guide

Electronic medical record (EMR) / electronic health record (EHR) systems for mental and behavioral health providers have unique features and capabilities specifically for counselors, mental health clinics and group practices. We created this guide to help you understand your options and evaluate the best fit for you.

Here's what this guide will cover:

Meaningful Use Market Share Report

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website regularly publishes data from meaningful use (MU) attestations under the EHR Incentive Programs. Attestation data is now up to date through the end of 2013. We’ve used that data to drill into the psychiatry specialty and get a handle on which EHR vendors are leading in the field of mental health.

Software Advice analyzed hundreds of MU attestations from psychiatrists to determine which systems are used most often by mental health professionals attesting to MU. Most of the top vendors create products for multiple specialties; however, Valant (#7) and ICANotes (#9) create products tailored to the mental health field.

Read the full report here: Mental Health Meaningful Use Market Share IndustryView | 2014


Evaluating Mental Health Software

There are a number of features unique to the mental health field that you'll want to look for in a software system. For example, leading systems offer charting templates for evaluation and progress notes, automated coding to ensure highest possible E/M codes and medication and prescription management tools. Additionally, software for psychiatrists, psychologists, and behavioral centers often have e-prescribing to electronically generate prescriptions and the proper documentation, and a laboratory request interface to track patient lab results.

Functionality

When selecting a mental or behavioral health EMR, providers should consider other features necessary to improve efficiency and care at their agency or facility. For example, some psychiatry electronic medical records allow you to create and store custom, reusable notes in a database for quick retrieval during a patient encounter. Others will need administrative features like a calendar application or patient scheduling system for clinical appointments.

Here are some of the capabilities to consider:

Workflow management Make sure your system facilitates point of care and supports, rather than interferes, with your opportunities for direct patient interaction, thus supporting the way you do business.
Advanced note management Mental and behavioral health specialists may need to access their old notes quickly to review previous sessions. Behavioral health electronic health records software should allow for easy retrieval and viewing of the notes and assessment in multi-axial format.
Specialty EMR templates Specialty psychiatric SOAP notes templates include anxiety, depression, delirium, mania, psychosis, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, suicide, and more. Providers can use the pre-existing templates or, if desired, customize them even further.
GAF charts Monitor the severity of mental or behavioral factors with a graphical depiction of ongoing progress, rating the social, occupational, and psychological functioning of a patient through Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF).
Specialty ICD-9 billing & coding Many mental and behavioral health specialists have needs unique to their practice, depending on their area of focus. A strong solution will provide detailed billing support without the clutter of additional codes you don’t need.

Market Trends You Should Understand

There are several trends happening in electronic medical records for mental health and psychiatry software. Here are a few you should consider as you select a product and vendor:

  • ONC-ATCB Certification. Perhaps the most significant trend in psychiatric software and mental health systems is the US government-backed move towards electronic medical records (EMR) adoption. A major component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (signed into law by President Obama in 2009) is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which offers a “carrots and sticks” plan for medical offices to adopt mental health electronic health records. Qualified practices can earn up to $44,000 in reimbursements in the form of increased Medicare and Medicaid premiums. To qualify, mental and behavioral health professionals have to show “meaningful use” of ONC-ATCB-certified mental health EHR software.

    Guidelines for Stage 2 of HITECH were announced in early 2012, and physicians have a mandate to become meaningful users by 2015. Those that fail to qualify will face decreased Medicare and Medicaid payments. For those evaluating mental health software, one major deciding factor should be whether it’s certified or not.
  • Mobile device support. The number of doctors and medical professionals bringing their mobile devices to work and accessing data on the go--via smartphones, tablets, etc--is growing. Psychology practice management software and psychiatry EMR software vendors are responding by offering more support for wireless devices. Some are even offering native apps for various operating systems (Apple, Android, Windows). When evaluating mental and behavioral health EHR software, consider what you’ll need in terms of mobile support.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS). The number of buyers interested only in web-based EMR mental health systems is climbing at a steady rate. As cloud computing catches on in other industries, it is emerging quickly in health care as well. Common reasons for behavioral health software adoption include remote access, lower upfront costs, and reduced IT burden. Also, developments in HIPAA compliance, data security and encryption, server reliability, and data backup make web-based behavioral health electronic health records viable alternatives for mental health practices.


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