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Notes in PSYBooks

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Are We Becoming Outdated?

In the not too distant past, a therapist with some kind of note pad in hand was the norm. It was expected. We were doing our jobs and interested enough in the client to take notes on what they were saying. I was part of that crowd. Although I preferred to write my notes after the client left, I definitely felt that paper notes were the way to go and I burned through many legal pads in the early years of my career.

By |2019-04-29T18:19:43-04:00July 15th, 2017|Client Portal, Notes in PSYBooks, Why Use an EHR?|Comments Off on Are We Becoming Outdated?

Your Personal Psychotherapy Notes (Hint: These Are NOT Part of the Client’s Medical Record)

PSYBooks does not store Psychotherapy Notes in the same way it stores notes that are part of the client’s medical record. Psychotherapy notes are meant to be places for you to record your personal thoughts or ideas about a client so they are stored separately. There is one note type in PSYBooks that is always in the Psychotherapy note category and four others that you can designate as Psychotherapy or Medical Record notes:

By |2019-04-10T12:25:45-04:00June 15th, 2014|Notes in PSYBooks|Comments Off on Your Personal Psychotherapy Notes (Hint: These Are NOT Part of the Client’s Medical Record)

Medical Record Notes

Almost all forms in PSYBooks have a section where you can enter notes. Most of these notes automatically become part of the client’s medical record, although a few allow you to designate the note as a personal psychotherapy note (i.e., not part of the medical record). PSYBooks breaks medical record notes into two categories: clinical medical record notes and admin medical record notes. This is done to allow you to give permission for a User to see one type of note but not others. For example, you might want your front office staff to be able to see your admin medical record notes (e.g., a note you might have attached to a client payment), but not your clinical medical record notes or your personal psychotherapy notes.

By |2019-04-10T12:28:15-04:00June 15th, 2014|Notes in PSYBooks|Comments Off on Medical Record Notes