Learn about differences among EHRs, which features to prioritize when working in behavioral health, and ways to maximize technology ROI.

Gettysburg, PA. (February 19, 2023) – Core Solutions (Core), an OPEN MINDS affiliate partner, has developed a new guide to assist behavioral health organizations in the EHR selection process.

Behavioral health tends to significantly lag other medical specialties in EHR adoption, with some studies showing its adoption rate hovers around 60% (see Understanding EHR Adoption, Use With Medical Specialties). This slow rate of behavioral health adoption can be attributed to differences in incentives that were offered to medical providers in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), which did not offer incentive payments for mental health, substance use disorder (SUD) or I/DD providers.

The Ultimate Guide to Behavioral Health EHR Selection can help behavioral health providers to identify technology competencies that will best serve their particular populations’ needs, while positioning their organizations for near-term and longer-term success. It also provides useful guidance on aligning with present operations to help organizations realize full productivity and profitability.

“Increasingly, EHR design is playing a larger role in an organization’s market competitiveness,” said Michael Lardieri, LCSW, Core’s Sr. Vice President Strategy. “Going from a ‘good enough’ general EHR to a more efficient and more tailorable platform specific to behavioral health enables an organization to reduce administrative burden, optimize clinicians’ time, and gain insights to improve clinical effectiveness,” he added.

The Ultimate Guide to Behavioral Health EHR Selection is available for download here.

About Core Solutions
Core Solutions is the progressive leader in transforming the health and human services experience for behavioral health providers, clients, and state agencies. Cx360’s consumer-centric interface simplifies the end-to-end experience, delivers integrated care coordination, improves client engagement, and streamlines reimbursement processes.

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