Get your facility ready for a CARF accreditation. Read up for it, check out the details and fine print as well as be prepared with your documentation, the Behavioral Healthcare Executive says. In addition, one of the many things you can do is make the switch to EHR. Investing in the right EHR/ EMR software can help you bring your facility to the next level and finally meet CARF standards for behavioral health.
Here’s a bit of helpful advice in choosing one.
Know your options
Are you looking for an EMR or EHR? You’ll need to know the difference between the two to determine which type of software is right for your treatment center. For instance, an EHR software can be managed and shared across more than one organization. This makes it easy and convenient for multiple electronic medical records to be collected from different practices.
Check out the features
Putting your money in an excellent EMR software can help your organization meet CARF standards for behavioral health. But to make that happen, you’ll need to be careful about checking the features of every system you know. Find out whether you’re getting basic or advanced solutions with the software.
Decide on your priority
Different systems are designed to solve different issues and problems. That could make it a bit challenging to find the system that suits your facility. Don’t get sidetracked with the slew of solutions offered. Think about what your organization needs. At this point, what is your priority? Do you have problems you need to address? Use that to pick a system that can help you achieve your current goals.
Consider your budget
Don’t forget to set a budget for your software. Research and do your homework. That should help you find the EHR that is ideal for your budget.