This post explores some of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic health records as they pertain to behavioral health services.
3. Better Organization- Reports can be store in patient charts online instead of hard copy charts. Electronic health records reduce the need for bulky paper charts. Electronic records also provide a back up if the records are destroyed or lost accidentally.
4. More Flexibility- Electronic health records provide additional flexibility when completing assessments. This is especially true for social workers, counselors, and clinicians that work with clients in the home. Clinicians can now complete assessments, progress notes, and other information on the spot via laptops and tablets. Documentation can be completed in real time instead of the next day or several days later. The result is a more accurate medical record.
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