Behavioral Health Monitor
Community Behavioral Healthcare Conference
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's 36th Annual Training Conference is April 8-11 in Orlando. Speakers include Mary Jane England, MD, chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. The conference will feature more than 60 interactive institutes and workshops encompassing clinical, operational, governance, and policy issues.
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Clinical and Billing Software
ClaimTrak Systems, Inc.'s ClaimTrak® for Windows solution is a comprehensive product that streamlines clinical management, claims processing and billing, reporting, and client scheduling. The package includes three interactive modules: Clinical Module, Claims Processing Module, and Scheduling Module. The company recently signed a contract with Advocates, Inc., which provides residential, vocational, respite, and psychiatric emergency services at more than 100 sites in eastern Massachusetts.
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Customizable EMR System
ChartShare offers a completely customizable electronic medical record (EMR) system, which allows users to have real-time access to patient records in a familiar and interactive format. All authorized users can access records simultaneously. A choice of input methods is available: handwriting, typing, voice recognition, or dictation. Users can not only access the entire patient chart, but other clinical links that provide ready information on medications, drug-drug interactions, medical conditions, patient education handouts, facility policies and bylaws, and more. All data are encrypted using the latest technology, and a full backup and recovery plan are incorporated into the server and network.
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Integrated Enterprise Software
Lavender & Wyatt Systems, Inc.'s (LWSI) flagship product, Essentia, is an enterprise software solution that incorporates all behavioral health administrative, human service, and clinical information functions, providing a single point of reference for accounting, billing, client record maintenance, scheduling, and reporting. LWSI is now in the deployment phase of the Essentia portal enhancement, allowing for a true electronic medical record (EMR) across all aspects of the system. This provides every employee access to "dashboards" of critical real-time information. For example, clinicians see schedules, alerts, and treatment plans pending approval; financial managers see accounts-receivable status and billing issues; human resources professionals see job requests and certification reminders; and so on. …