Tag Archives: behavioral healthcare software

What’s in your EMR?


A somewhat dated, but perhaps still valid article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007 highlighted that a representative subset of providers see 24 patients per day.  Based on a 10-hour day this works out to 25 … Continue reading

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What is the real purpose of an EMR?


Ask anyone what the difference is between an EMR and EHR.  Chances are you will get mixed responses. EMR Defined My definition of an EMR is that it is a historical record of encounters or interventions where healthcare professionals can … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Case


CMSA (Case Management Society of America) defines Case management as  “ . . a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication … Continue reading

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The writing for healthcare is on the wall!


CA is about to introduce budget cuts of close to $1 billion.   Whereas it’s  easy to understand that budget cuts are necessary at this time, the obvious concern is whether the bureaucracy will be proportionately reduced along with program … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Machine!


You have just signed a contract for a new EMR and you are wondering how much end user training is going to be required. If the vendor tells you it is going to take 3-4 weeks, chances are you will … Continue reading

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How to reduce the chances of EMR/EHR implementation failures


The following is an extract from a LinkedIn discussion on how to reduce the chances of failed EMR/EHR implementations. # The perfect electronic health record and care management system One that retains the best features of ‘paper charts’ (everything relating … Continue reading

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Tell it to me one more time, what is an EMR, what is an EHR?


Reading through the 1,800 plus posts in an HIMSS thread, it seems to me most stakeholders in the healthcare industry (consultants, agencies, vendors, regulatory authorities) use terminology that is confusing. Many EHR vendors sell products I would describe as EMRs, … Continue reading

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So, you want to purchase, lease, or rent an EMR system?


Here is what I tell my clients. The starting position is to understand the importance of having a set of strategic objectives before going out on a shopping spree. “Do you want an EMR because everyone else has one?”, “Do … Continue reading

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Putting it all together


WordPress now supports embedded videos – here below is a WMV presentation that describes how one of Civerex’s healthcare software suites (CIVER-PSYCH) is able to use a process map to guide patient interventions. The demo runs about 11 minutes and … Continue reading

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The “Meaningful Use” Wakeup Call


 The essence of “Meaningful Use” (MU) is a move to Electronic Medical/Electronic Health Records. The goals are laudable, the qualification criteria are minimal, and financial incentives are available.  The problem is with Return on Investment (ROI) – the outflows exceed … Continue reading

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