EHR for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
iPatientCare Psychiatry EHR, also known as Behavioral Health in the Mental Health Specialty, diagnoses and treats patients with mental illness. iPatientCare’s Psychiatry EHR is customized to facilitate providers with pre-loaded clinically defined point-and-click templates for common Psychiatry problems, a history of present illness and a review of systems. The system also includes Psychiatry-specific ICD and CPT codes. The system enables accurate charge capture and to quickly generate electronic superbills at the point of care. Other basic features of lab interface, HL7 interface, E&M coding, etc. are all included as a part of the solution.
Key features of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health EHR
Mental Health Treatment Plan
The Treatment Plan functionality is highly configurable to meet the varying work requirements of different clinicians. The unique Treatment Plan functionality allows a doctor not only to set a timeline on the treatment goals and objectives for patients but the completion date of achieving the goal/objective with various psychiatric modalities used to achieve the goal/objective. iPatientCare Psychiatry EHR is preloaded with over 100 different associated problems linked with short / long term goals, objectives and intervention strategies.
Drug Abuse form
Most psychiatric patients have a tendency of being addictive. Drug Abuse form really helps to understand the patient’s dependency level on the addictives such as addictive to what type of drug, age when started using it, consumption of the drug, present consumption, etc.
PHQ-9 or Depression Questionnaire
- PHQ-9, the 9-item depression screening functionality/ Depression Questionnaire available to capture patient’s data
- The criteria as set in the Questionnaire says when the PHQ-9 score is a 10 or above, it is added as an abnormal lab value in the EHR, which then alerts provider to the patient’s potential risk.
- Facility to compare patient data on both baseline and severity of illness
- Users can assess patient’s depression level by simply giving the scores based on patient’s answers
Beck Depression Inventory
The Beck Depression Inventory are the most widely used psychological questionnaires for depression and are considered the central tools for measuring depressive symptoms dimensionally:
- A ready to use assessment form describing 21 anxiety symptoms for providers to assess the depression level of the patients.
- This multiple choice self-report inventory enables the provider to rate the severity of the patients symptoms in the past week
AIMS is a 12-item instrument assessing abnormal involuntary movements associated with antipsychotic drugs, such as tardive dystonia and chronic akathisia, as well as ’spontaneous’ motor disturbance related to the illness itself. It is appropriate for patients with severe psychiatric illness who may be experiencing dyskinetic movement, usually as a consequence of antipsychotic treatment.
- Functionality to assess establishment, presence and severity of involuntary movements.
- Quick – Easy accommodation within outpatient clinic appointments
Mental/ Mini Mental Status Exam
- Pre-loaded and a simple form of documenting the mental status of the patient’s condition over time before and during the treatment.
- A most commonly used mini–mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test is available in iPatientCare to screen for cognitive impairment, the course of cognitive changes in an individual over time, and dementia screening, thus making it an effective way to document an individual's response to treatment.
DSM-IV / DSM-IV-R / DSM-V Diagnosis codes
DSM-IV / DSM-IV-R / DSM-V Diagnosis codes is to facilitate analysis of psychiatric practice patterns and quality of care on a five-part 'axis' system when working with patients in order to better understand their illness and potential treatment and to help 3rd party payers (e.g., insurance) understand the needs of the patient.