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Do I Have to use HIPAA-Compliant Video? 

Right now is a stressful time as COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, continues to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have both emphasized how now it’s more important than ever for us to maintain “social distancing.” How do we do that and maintain our ethical and legal obligations to our clients – not to mention keeping our income relatively intact?

March 15th, 2020|

File Storage for Each Client

Each of your charts in PSYBooks has a Files tab where you can upload files specifically to that client’s chart. For example, initially you might want to upload scanned copies of their intake forms, insurance cards and/or driver’s license. Later on, you may want to upload copies of releases and consents, EOBs, reports or testing results. If you want, you can also keep copies of routine things you generate such as statements, insurance claims or receipts. Should your client request a PHI report, you can also upload that to their chart so you’ll have a record of what you gave them. There are several advantage to storing these kinds of documents in PSYBooks:

June 29th, 2014|

New Features

We love coming up with new features for PSYBooks. It’s probably the most fun thing we do. When we release a new feature, your account will automatically get the update. If it’s a substantial release, we’ll email you and/or notify you next time you sign in to give you a brief description of the new feature and what it does.

June 15th, 2014|

Automatic Updates

PSYBooks is updated frequently. Most updates are small such as a minor bug or misspelled word which we fix and then refresh all instances of the application to reflect the change. Those kinds of updates are considered routine maintenance and most likely, unless you happened to notice the problem to begin with, you won’t even realize anything changed. This is one of the beauties of the Web. Unlike print material or software that you download, we can make updates and improvements as often as needed and deliver them to you right away.

June 15th, 2014|

Why Not Use a Free EHR?

There are a handful of free EHRs and who doesn’t like free? However, before you jump in with both feet, you may want to know some facts. First I don’t personally know of any behavioral health EHRs for private practice that are free. So if you want to use a free EHR, you’re probably going to have to be OK with a medical product that’s been designed for agency use. The cost factor of these types of EHRs has been eliminated, but there are still some reasons you may not want to use them.

October 15th, 2015|

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