EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

Practices that treat substance usage have some unique needs. Since many are inpatient or IOP (intensive outpatient) facilities, they need an EHR that offers the functionality necessary to those specialties. Additionally, substance usage usually requires treatment by a doctor to address physical needs, in tandem with mental health treatment. This means that substance usage agencies typically need EMR features such as ePrescribing, Decision Support, and Lab Integration – and that they qualify for programs like Meaningful Use / MACRA.
This blog / resource center includes articles that pertain to substance usage practices from the following 3 angles:

Functionality + features unique to this field of mental / behavioral health
Compliance tools, such as guides to deciphering MACRA or ICD-10 code updates
General articles about substance usage to support clinicians in delivering quality care

If you have any tools you’d like us to add, please send them to me

We at PIMSY EHR recognize that substance usage is a critical challenge for our nation, especially during this current period of opioid epidemic, and would like to assist providers in addressing it, whether or not they’re users of our software.

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EHR Document Queue for Mental + Behavioral Health

In the digital age, having an EHR document queue in your practice management software is essential! Remember when, back in the day, you would place paperwork in a tray, folder, or interoffice mail for employees to review and sign? Then the inevitable waiting game would begin: waiting for your...

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PIMSY Mental Health EHR Bed Management

With PIMSY’s EHR bed management module, you’re able to track and manage your beds & rooms, as well as other resources needed for services. Some services require the need to track and schedule beds, rooms, floors, and/or buildings. These services can range from inpatient to residential to...

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What Does a Substance Use Facility Need in an EHR?

When it comes to substance use treatment, an EHR is instrumental in fostering better care coordination and improving clinical care. In order to meet the demands of addiction rehabilitation facilities, an EHR must account for both the operational needs of the agency – and unique functional needs...

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How are Substance Use Disorders Categorized in the DSM-5?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has combined the prior categories of ‘substance abuse’ and ‘substance dependence’ under ‘Substance Use Disorders’- which encompasses various types of addiction + dependence. Let’s take a look at the criteria that...

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4 Misconceptions About Addiction and Substance Use

While the term addiction might conjure up stereotypical images of certain demographics or substances, addiction doesn’t discriminate against age, gender or social class and could involve substances such as illicit drugs, prescription pills, alcohol and/or nicotine. And not all addictions look...

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Seniors and Addiction: The Silent Epidemic

Under-Diagnosed Addiction and Substance Use When looking at who is affected by addiction, those age 65 and up are the group most often under-diagnosed. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, seniors battling addiction can be categorized into those who have a long withstanding...

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Are e-Prescribe and eMar the Same?

It’s time to toss the paper and go digital. If you’re navigating the EHR market and looking for features to fit to your needs, it’s likely that Electronic Prescribing (e-Prescribe) and/or Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMar) might be some of the solutions you’re after. While they sound...

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New Resource Centers

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.9.17 We’re excited to announce that we’ve added some new resource centers to our blog: > Substance Usage > Eating Disorders > PIMSY Canada Not only will we continue to provide you with the quality content you’ve come to expect from us about each of these...

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