There’s a change underway in behavioral healthcare. It’s rapid, unprecedented and driven by a combination of factors that includes a focus on clinical quality measures, the integration of behavioral health and primary care, and a shift from treatment-focused care to outcomes and recovery-based care (with a related shift in revenue/reimbursement models). There is significant change and it’s only the beginning.
This transformation has brought increased adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by behavioral healthcare providers to support integrated clinical data exchange across the care spectrum. But many providers are finding that simply having a functional EHR is not enough; what really matters is using an EHR that enhances quality of care provided to consumers while at the same time increasing business and operational efficiencies.