Behavioral health organizations differ significantly from traditional medical practices in the ways in which they provide care. Many clinics are equipped to provide both residential and outpatient care and offer a variety of services ranging from one-on-one counseling to group therapy to training programs.
As a result of the complexities and differing workflows within the behavioral health specialty, organizations have been slow to adopt Mental Health EMR software, which tends not to meet the full spectrum of behavioral health needs. This is changing, however, due to the availability of new solutions in the market that make it easier for providers to better manage their day-to-day operations, improve care delivery and reduce costs.
1st Providers Choice is pleased to announce that members of our team will be attending the Medicare Update 2015 Seminar in Manalapan, New Jersey on December 10, 2014. The seminar is hosted by the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society (NJPMS), which strives “to advance and promote the art and science of podiatry.”
The goal of the seminar is to provide New Jersey podiatrists and their staff with recent information about Medicare updates that will directly affect their practices in 2015. There will also be an exhibit hall for vendors to showcase their podiatry-specific products and services. 1st Providers Choice will be in attendance speaking to providers about our industry-leading Podiatry EMR software and discussing the software’s latest advancements.
Optimizing the healthcare system to improve treatment outcomes and reduce health costs requires patient engagement, the process by which individuals become more active participants in their own health. Despite this, most healthcare organizations lack a patient engagement strategy, preventing patients from fully benefiting from available resources, such as patient education materials, care plan management tools and more.
Patient engagement has become increasingly important, particularly to health organizations transitioning to a fee-for-value payment model and to those participating in Meaningful Use. The goals of both are to improve care quality and the patient experience while reducing the cost of care.