Things to keep in mind about scheduling and notes

This second installment in our ongoing series of OnTarget tips from the support desk is dedicated to our scheduling module.  Specifically, how schedules and notes relate to one another and how to avoid some common mistakes in your workflow that will save you valuable time. For many customers the scheduling module is the EHR equivalent…

NC Task Force, Make Your Voice Heard

NC Governor Pat McCrory recently took a big step towards helping those with mental health and substance use issues feel better about seeking the help that they need, but he also needs your help.  The recently created Tash Force on Mental Health and Substance Use Issues is tasked with: “The Task Force shall, by May…

When Rights Meet Opportunity

While the United States Constitution doesn’t guarantee the right to education for children with disabilities currently most states have that right protected in their constitutions. It’s disheartening to know that these rights can vary based on geographical region in the US.  Individuals with disabilities have been   battling these challenges for years and many of the…

Mental Health Parity, Still a Long Way to Go

It has been more than 7 years since former president George W. Bush signed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) into law.  Designed to help ensure that Americans with Mental Health and Addiction issues could be assured the same access to treatment as those suffering from medical issues like cancer or heart disease.  Sadly…

4 Keys to Choosing the Right EHR

Adopting an EHR system is a huge investment for provider agencies. But it’s even more costly if the organization chooses the wrong system.  While DD/behavioral health providers are in serious need of workflow analysis and redesign support during EHR adoption—same as the medical community—the specific issues that arise during implementation are different because the medical…

Born This Way

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- There’s plenty of fear surrounding disabilities and disability awareness, but there’s a reality show that puts us up…

HIPAA Privacy Audits – findings and future plans

If you haven’t spent much time monitoring national Health and Human Services (HHS) department initiatives (and with ICD-10 and MCO mandates looming we’re betting you haven’t) you may not be aware there has been a pilot program to carry out audits of the HIPAA privacy rules for some time now.  The Office for Civil Rights…

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