How Do You Get Your Data Out of Your EHR!?
Breaking Up Is Easy to Do!!
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.28.14
Are you locked into your electronic records system?
It is not uncommon for a practice to become locked in to their EHR/EMR (electronic health/medical records) system. Even if their contract is getting ready to expire and they’d like to move on because the program is not serving their needs, they can’t because there’s no easy way to get their data out of their legacy system (a legacy system is one that you’ve outgrown).
Importing and exporting your client data can be one of the most labor-intensive tasks of using a mental health EHR. Depending on:
- The amount of information
- What format you’ve been keeping it in (paper, Excel, Word, other programs)
- Which EMR you’re trying to switch to (or start using), it can be a daunting process and needs to be processed with efficiency and organization.
Practices may shy away from switching systems because they fear having to repeat this time-consuming endeavor. Even if they’re ready to take it on, they may not be able to get their data out of their current system: not every EHR makes it easy to retrieve your client records so you can part ways and move on when necessary.
PIMSY makes it easy to retrieve your data
We believe in our products and services. While we do everything possible to help you get the most out of our system, if PIMSY’s not the right fit for you, we work with you to move on. It’s your data, and you should be able to get it out of our program whenever you choose.
To that end, PIMSY offers a global export feature, which means that you can easily export the data from any page out of the system yourself. (At the point of exporting, you are responsible for keeping the information HIPAA compliant and secure).
If you decide that PIMSY isn’t the right system for you, we give you all of your data on an FTP site to make it easy. We’re not going to hold you hostage: we’re confident in our product. Contact us to see if PIMSY is a good fit for your practice. We look forward to showing you what it can do.
(Not Just Mental Health): Electronic Records for Speech Therapy, OT and PT
While PIMSY was originally created by and for mental & behavioral health, it’s an incredibly flexible and customizable system and can be utilized in other industries. We currently have clients using PIMSY for Nutrition and Speech Therapy, and it can easily be leveraged for Occupational and Physical Therapy. Contact us for details about PIMSY for SLP, OT and/or PT electronic records.