WRS Health Releases New EHR and Practice Management Solutions For Psychiatry Practices

GOSHEN, N.Y. (November 11, 2014) – WRS Health, a leading provider of cloud-based integrated electronic medical record and practice management solutions, announced today a suite of cloud-based EHR, practice management, and patient communication services designed specifically for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health practices.

“WRS Health offers award-winning EHR software for a number of medical and surgical specialties,” said Lawrence Gordon, MD, founder and CEO of WRS Health. “Physiatrists have unique EHR needs and can utilize our customizable templates, patient portal, marketing services and a host of other business solutions to best optimize their medical practices.”

WRS Health Psychiatry EHR and Practice Management system was designed specifically to meet the needs of Behavioral Health specialists and their patients. Built on a single platform, the WRS Health system integrates every aspect of your practice from appointment scheduling through revenue cycle management to increase efficiencies and ensure you get paid for the services you perform.

WRS Health Psychiatry EHR includes essential content and tools as the functionality important to Behavioral Health practices such as e-Rx, electronic connectivity with labs for sending orders and receiving results via the EMR and the ability to generate patient and financial reports.

Designed by a practicing physician and shaped by Psychiatrists and other Behavioral Health specialists, WRS Health Psychiatry EHR gives providers the ability to chart and track assessments, treatment plans, medications, progress notes and more while still keeping their full attention on the patient.

WRS Health Psychiatry EHR is pre-loaded with the content used by mental and behavioral health specialists and sub-specialists, including DSM-IV-R / DSM-V criteria, and that content is organized to enable you to efficiently chart evaluations, therapy sessions, follow-up visits and other encounters.

For example, the Comprehensive Initial Psychiatric Exam note template is structured to facilitate the capture of a full Psychiatric inventory including Review of Systems; Medical and Social histories; Psychiatric, Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Social histories; Psychiatric Exam elements of general appearance, speech reasoning and mental status; and DSM AXIS and plan.

All WRS Health Psychiatry EHR note templates are pre-populated with commonly used content, enable charting with a minimum of clicks (or via voice recognition) and can accept free text.

Numerical data including lab values, weight and BMI can be quickly entered and tracked over time as tables or graphs, according to your preference.

Additionally, since no two behavioral health practitioners have exactly the same charting needs or styles, we provide our 6-Tier Customization Engine. It enables you to quickly establish your own library of templates that suite your practice focus, assessment and treatment preferences and charting style.

The growth in the number of psychopharmacologic agents available has increased therapeutic options but also complicated treatment. The WRS Health Psychiatry EHR automates the routine aspects of medication management, saving time, reducing risks and freeing you to focus on the patient.  Updates, such as archiving medications for which the course of therapy has been completed, are made with just a few clicks.

E-prescribing eliminates the error risks associated with handwritten scripts as well as the potential for a patient to request a replacement for a lost paper script. With WRS Psychiatry EMR, e-prescribing is set up for maximum efficiency. Your 10 most frequently prescribed medications are presented. Choose one, or enter a different medication and the standard sig fields automatically populate. The script can then be sent to a pharmacy of the patient's choice.

Interaction checking is important for all specialties, but even more so in Psychiatry where the volume of patients treated with multiple medications and complex regimens makes medication management a particular challenge.

When a script is written via the WRS Health Psychiatry EHR, checks automatically occur and alerts may be triggered for

  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Drug-condition/disease interactions
  • Allergies

The alerts are informational and the prescriber can choose to continue with the current script when appropriate.

Recalls and Health Maintenance Reminders can easily be set for lithium, tricyclic antidepressants, clozapine and other medications that require therapeutic monitoring and ongoing lab work. Your practice determines the protocols, and WRS will automatically alert patients by phone and/or email. When labs are ordered, WRS exclusive Order Tracking System monitors the status, alerts you to any actions needed and documents patient communications.

Additionally, the new WRS Health Psychiatry EHR Workflow System provides a Consent Management feature. The cloud-based EHR system also includes automatic appointment reminders and instructions sent via phone/email/text. The Order Tracking system tracks all orders issued from the WRS Health Psychiatry EHR electronically through the entire order life-cycle, helping relieve the burden of tracking orders that have not been obtained by the patient or have not been received by the office.

Because this is all performed electronically the results are integrated with the patient's chart. No more attaching paper faxes to paper charts and placing them in a stack on your desk to review at the end of the day. Find results quickly, efficiently and view them online.

The WRS Health Psychiatry EHR also gives you complete control over who in your practice can access the different types of data in your system. Permissions can be set by role, location, patient and even time of day.

Time-stamped logs are automatically created for Security, Clinical and Emergency access. Each log entry includes the date and time, event, user name and user IP address so you know the who, what and where of anyone accessing your practice.

WRS Health Psychiatry EHR makes sure proper and complete reimbursement is received for all the practice services provided. Additionally, the WRS Health Psychiatry EHR provides automatic eligibility checking of your patients, saving time and money. Based upon the scheduled appointment date all patients are automatically checked for up-to-date insurance and demographic data. This is accomplished by electronic connections to  insurance companies with automatic messages sent starting 72 hours before the appointments.

About WRS Health

WRS Health, formerly Waiting Room Solutions, is the leading cloud-based provider of fully integrated EHR and Practice Management software solutions for over 32 medical specialties. WRS Health seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (eRx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing — all at an affordable price.

WRS Health’s Web EHR and Practice Management System Version 5.0 has been certified as a 2014 Meaningful Use Complete EHR by InfoGard, an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ONC Authorized Certification Body (ONC‐ACB). The EHR software is compliant in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

In 2013, WRS Health was awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for e-Prescribing Best Practices for the third year in a row. WRS Health is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V5.0. The EMR and PM V5.0 is Surescripts® certified for prescription routing messaging. It has been designed and built by medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. Additionally, More information on WRS Health can be found at www.WRSHealth.com, or by calling 1-866-977-4367.

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