When it comes to the use of an electronic record system, you will find that many therapists who operate small and individual practices tend to hold out. It is not uncommon for therapists to feel hesitant to make the switch from paper to electronic records.
Those that have made the switch report feelings of dissatisfaction. Although electronic health record (EHR) systems offer comprehensive features with plenty of useful tools, they are not as useful among therapists.
Instead, EHRs work more for healthcare professionals in both large and small practices. Despite the wide range of features boasted by EHRs, they lack features that a therapist might find useful. Also, EHRs are expensive.
Practices often spend several thousand dollars purchasing and integrating a new EHR system. Aside from the fact that you pay hundreds to thousand for each user, you must also waste time and money training your staff extensively to learn the new system.
Fortunately, small and individuals therapy practices can find an alternative to EHRs with the MHR Network. Finally, you can enjoy a cost-friendly solution with features geared specifically toward mental health professionals.
So Why Make the Swtich?
Small and individual therapy practices tend to operate out of a small space. In fact, it is not uncommon for a solo therapist to practice out of their home rather than renting a separate space. Practicing from the privacy of your home allows you to save on overhead costs.
Unfortunately, your home may start to look like an unorganized mess if you still use paper files and forms. As you gain new clients, paperwork starts to add up. Eventually, you find yourself buying bigger, better file cabinets, but then you have to rifle through them to find what you need.
The MHR Network streamlines your practice by allowing you to find the forms and files you need in mere seconds. You can easily keep track of client files, information, notes, assessment outcomes, and more.
Perhaps the most important factor is the fact that you do not have to spend thousands, or even hundreds, to purchase and integrate the features of the MHR Network. It is extremely affordable and comes equipped with a user-friendly interface.
There are plenty of reasons to make the switch. Affordability, ease of use, and space saving benefits are just some of the benefits you can enjoy. It is better to understand exactly what the MHR Network is and what it can do for you.
What is the MHR Network?
The MHR Network is an online client management and charting website created specifically for solo therapists and small offices and clinics in the behavioral health industry.
The HIPAA-compliant website not only facilitates the workflow of mental health professionals through a user-friendly interface that is comprehensive and intuitive, but is also accessible wherever and whenever you need it.
With the MHR Network, you can:
- Manage Client Profile, Demographic, Insurance, & Medication Information
- Schedule/Manage Appointments
- Maintain Client Assessment Forms
- Create/Manage & Print CMS-1500 Forms for Quick Claims
- Manage Your Client’s Compliance & Goals
- Send Semi-Custom Documents (i.e. Welcome Letter, Informed Consent, Payment Agreement, etc.) for Signature
- Easily Manage Encounters, Billings, Invoices, & Receipts
- Search Built-in ICD-10 / DSM-V
- Manage Status Notes
- Manage Crisis Reports (clinics) for Walk-in’s
How is the MHR Network Different from Other EMR/EMH Systems?
The MHR Network was developed by the Virtual Therapist Network as a viable and low-cost alternative to expensive EMR/EMH systems that are currently developed for larger organizations who have much greater resources and the ability to afford such expensive systems. And, unlike the EMR/EHR systems that exist today, the MHR Network was develop specifically for the behavioral health industry. That translates to an online client management system for mental health professionals that is cheaper, faster and easier to learn and use.
What is the Virtual Therapist Network?
The Virtual Therapist Network is a HIPAA compliant audio and video website for therapists, counselors, and life coaches, within the U.S. and Canada, to sign-up and immediately begin offering HIPAA secure online therapy, counseling, and life coaching to new and/or established clients via the Internet.
Since 2014, the founding principle for the Virtual Therapist Network is, and always has been, to develop low-cost alternatives for mental health professionals to become more accessible and successful.
Free 30-Day Trial
If you’re a behavioral health professional looking for a low-cost client management system that will take your solo practice or office/clinic to the next level and help you be more productive, visit the MHR Network website for more information. We offer a risk-free, 30-day trial period without credit card information that allows you to get started today.