New technology designed to improve the efficiency of care for clients of Family Service of the Chautauqua Region has been made possible by grants from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation and the Hultquist Foundation.
The $56,000 project is designed improve access to client records that are stored on a central computer, making it available to providers on a secure network. The network will eliminate the need for paper charts.
The new system will streamline the medical record process, providing for better recordkeeping. It also creates client history and a database. Clinicians will spend less time on record keeping and more time with the clients. With the click of their mouse, the clinician can access information on their client. With this new technology, the clinicians can operate at a much higher level of detail on each client.
From left are Dr. Kelly Burkhouse, Tracey Spinuzza, Pat Bohn, Jane Chambers, Jim McElrath and Patty Humm. In front is Dana Rentfrow, CompuLink senior training specialist.
The billing process is also streamlined. Once the information is put into the computer, the billing is calculated and sent to the provider, saving administrative time that can be spent on other client related tasks.
After an extensive review of current products on the market for mental health agencies, Family Service of the Chautauqua Region has chosen Compulink - Psych Advantage as its electronic health record provider. Its services included a two-day training for Family Service of the Chautauqua Region staff members. The medical records portion went live as of Sept. 1.