EHR & Platform Capability

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The advantages of using an Electronic Health Record

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) enable therapists and recovery teams to keep track and manage a client's medical records, fully allowing the integration of coordinated care. In addition to securely sharing and managing a patient’s records, EHRs offer the following benefits to a therapist in private practice:

  • Helps providers more effectively diagnose patients, which in turn, reduces the chances of medical errors and allows for safer/more effective care for a client
  • Allows therapists to view relevant health information (Example: patient with a history of thyroid issues or diabetes)
  • Organization of progress & psychotherapy notes to determine clinical outcomes and whether or not a client is progressing in their treatment

The SonderMind Provider Portal offers various HIPAA compliant tools needed to run a successful practice. 

These tools include: 

  • calendar to schedule appointments
  • space for writing/storing SOAP notes 
  • accepting new client matches 
  • built-in telehealth platform
  • sending/reviewing clinical questionnaires 
  • submitting a claim post-session
  • anytime Messaging with clients 

However, there are some functions that the portal doesn’t offer that other EHR platforms do. The article below reviews some EHRs that could be a good fit for your practice but usually have a monthly subscription cost. This is suggested but optional content that you can consider. We’ve compiled a few popular platforms for your reference that we recommend researching first to make sure it’s the right fit for you. 

Most popular EHR Platforms for providers

Simple Practice 
  • Telehealth and teletherapy services
  • Paperless notes, intake forms, and documentation
  • Automated insurance, client payments, and billing
  • Secure client communication
  • Best-in-class mobile apps

Pricing:

Essential Plan is $39/month

  • Paperless intakes
  • Fully HIPAA compliant
  • Load previous notes
  • Template library
  • Dx & treatment plans
  • ICD-10 Codes & autocomplete
  • Administrative notes for clients
  • Custom note templates
  • Wiley Treatment Plans *free for a limited time

Professional Plan is $59/month

  • Paperless intakes
  • Fully HIPAA compliant
  • Load previous notes
  • Template library
  • Dx & treatment plans
  • Booking widget for your website
  • Dx & treatment plans
  • ICD-10 Codes & autocomplete
  • Administrative notes for clients
  • Custom note templates
  • Wiley Treatment Plans *free for a limited time

Therapy Notes 
  • Secure document library
  • Paperless client records
  • Downloadable notes and files
  • Built for speedy note taking (searchable dx codes, quick history review, mental health spell check)

Pricing:

Solo: $49/month

  • Free 30-day trial
  • Pricing guarantee
  • Free client data import from another EMR
  • Phone and email support
  • Custom client portal
  • Automatic software updates
  • Secure, worry-free backups
  • Unlimited clients, appointments, and notes
  • Unlimited file storage

Intake Q 
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • e-Signature Support
  • Converts your existing forms
  • Ability to integrate with personal website
  • Ability to use your own branding
  • Mobile friendly

Pricing:

Forms Only: $49/month

  • Unlimited Form Templates
  • Branded Custom Forms
  • Accept Attachments
  • Client and Provider e-Signatures
  • Form Reminders
  • Treatment Notes (SOAP, etc.)
  • Secure Document Sharing
  • Export to PDF/CSV/Dropbox
  • E-Faxing
  • HIPAA BAA
  • 2 Assistant Accounts
  • $20 Per Additional Practitioner

**Disclaimer: This document is intended for educational purposes only. Please check with your legal counsel or state licensing board for specific requirements.

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