Tuesday, November 07 |

3 Ways an EHR Solution Can Increase Efficiency

By Netsmart

Switching to a fully integrated EHR solution or investing in a first-time EHR solution, offers a substantial opportunity for increased operational efficiency freeing up valuable time for client care and business improvement.

Here are 3 ways a fully integrated EHR platform can increase efficiency in your behavioral health practice.


When your data is centralized in one repository, you spend less time tracking down the information you need for administrative and reporting purposes. Your clinicians also have more information at their fingertips to determine diagnoses and treatment options.

Instead of referring to one system to manage claims submissions and using a separate system to help with scheduling, your practice is streamlined and organized on one platform around a single dashboard that lets you manage all aspects of your practice and client care.


A fully integrated EHR solution allows you to centralize your communication between care and business teams using templates for consistency in both internal and external communications.

When you need to send patient information to another healthcare provider, an EHR offers you a standard way to communicate and transmit the data needed. It also helps internal communication among clinicians and administrative staff by standardizing messages and ways to capture vital information.

Enhanced communication with labs and health plans can help you access real-time information to make better client care and business decisions. You can instantly check with health plans for covered treatment and options before deciding on a treatment plan.


A fully integrated EHR links your practice’s workflows into one seamless system that lets you schedule appointments, perform a comprehensive intake, document progress notes, administer treatment plans, and automate billing processes to eliminate clerical error, reduce denials and time to process, and improve your reimbursement rate.

Your clinicians will have more time to spend on client care because they’ll spend less time on chart management. A fully integrated EHR solution can also provide a vehicle for researching condition-specific questions and other shortcuts to minimize the administrative time needed to manage caseloads.

Easy and wider access to client information is perhaps the most important productive feature of a fully integrated EHR solution. When you select a hosted service, you can securely access vital client information from remote locations. And since your solutions are integrated on a single platform, you’ll also be able to complete critical processes and pull data for reports from the dashboard.


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