To continue our campaign to promote May is Mental Health Month, the employees at Qualifacts walked for wellness.
All employees wore green because Mental Health America has adopted lime green as the official color for mental health awareness. In The Wellness Circle, green represents wellness, the “state of being in which an individual is able to participate in all areas of life. It encompasses the notion of balance in one’s life among the mental, physical, and spiritual elements of wellness.”
Our director of implementation services Robert Patton likes to illustrate the EHR implementation process with the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!”
Places for People in St. Louis, MO., started the second phase of their CareLogic Enterprise go-live last week with the entire agency using CareLogic as they move to become completely paperless, and their core project team took the elephant story to heart. We were gifted with the agency’s implementation mascot “EMR” (pronounced ee-mur) to take back to office with us.
Peak Wellness in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is making great progress on their CareLogic EHR implementation – even with a snow day in May! In preparation for their July go-live, we were on-site with them last week for Train the Trainer during which trainees get a lot of hands-on experience testing various workflows.
On day 2, the Cheyenne area was blanketed in 15 inches of snow (!) and many of our attendees joined via GoTo meeting from their homes and remote offices.
We were officially presented with a miniature snowman by the Peak core team during lunch.
Every year at our annual users’ conference C3, we recognize those customers who have really taken their use of CareLogic Enterprise to the next level. This year, these organizations and individuals were honored at “The Qualis:”
Bringing in the Bacon Award (Shortest time between activity to claim)
Cobb/Douglas Community Service Board – Smyrna, GA
John Hancock Award (Fastest service document signature)
DuPage County Health Department – Wheaton, IL
Never Stood Up Award (Fewest cancellations)
Pastoral Counseling Service – Akron, OH
Popularity Award (Most clients seen)
Volunteer Behavioral Health – Murfreesboro, TN
Evangelist Award (Best sharing of system)
GAIT Consortium – Georgia
CareLogic Community Leadership Award
Allen Brown, CEO, Unison Behavioral Health – Waycross, GA
Finally, following last year’s crowning of Mary Givens as Queen Meaningful Use, the Qualifacts community knighted Joe Dickason as Sir CPT for his hard work and dedication through that complex transition.
We have written in the past about using the “cloud” for your electronic health records needs (“Is a cloud-based EHR right for your agency?”), and we simply had to share Gazzang’s infographic that deftly highlights the risks of unsecured patient information and the benefits of the cloud for healthcare. It’s no wonder this model is growing by leaps and bounds!
Check out the infographic and see how the cloud can work for your behavioral health agency’s computing and data security needs.
The National Council has published the cutest comic book that deftly explains the plight of community behavioral health providers in the current healthcare environment and how the Excellence in Mental Health Act aims to improve that situation for the providers and the population they serve.
“Reimbursement for community behavioral health centers doesn’t usually cover the cost of providing services. So they rely on state and local money, which has been cut by $43 billion since 2009. … In time, with the help of the Excellence Act, Polly’s lemon tree and garden will be healthy and able to provide the best fruits to use …”
Our annual CareLogic Community Users Conference was held March 17-20, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Check out the video below to see what a great time was had by all!