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  • >Lisette Wright, M.A., HITPro-CP

    Lisette Wright, M.A., HITPro-CP

  • Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

    Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D.

714W – Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primer

February Webinar Interview Guest: Lisette Wright, M.A., HITPro-CP

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CE 1-Hour “On Demand” Training Webinar

Why might getting an EHR be a survival issue? What are the dangers of hoping you can get by without ever using an EHR? Are you tired of getting different stories from different people?

Many mental health providers are beginning to realize that they can no longer operate in the dark ages. Telehealth is an innovative, exciting advancement in the delivery of health care services. Efficiency and comprehensive care delivery is being embraced in the field, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are a major cornerstone for this enhancement. Yet, many mental health providers do not have the knowledge they need, are confused, or are simply not aware of all the ins and outs of purchasing an EHR. This webinar will help you understand the basics of EHRs and how they will facilitate improved care for your clients.

Lisette Wright, M.A., HITPro-CP has a background in clinical psychology and is currently working as a Senior Associate for OPENMINDS, which is a market research and management consulting firm, specializing in the mental health, addictions, social services, disability support, and related public health sectors of the health and human service field. She works full-time providing Executive Team consultation on technology initiatives and systems, including all aspects of EHR selections and implementations.

Webinar attendees will receive answers to these questions:

  • Why should I get an EHR?
  • Why are EHRs a survival issue? What happens if I don’t get an EHR?
  • How are EHRs intimately tied to DSM/ICD codes for billing?
  • What are some of the other advantages/disadvantages of getting an EHR now?
  • What is “Meaningful Use”, and are behavioral health clinicians included?
  • I’m worried about security and privacy, especially cloud-based EHRs. How can I be certain patient information will be safe?
  • There are so many EHR’s out there. How do I choose?
  • What are names of some EHR companies to investigate?
  • Why are EHR vendors being acquired by other companies? What will happen if my vendor is bought by another company?
  • What is a checklist of EHR selection best practices?

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss at least three reasons to get an EHR
  • Describe at least 2 ways that EHRs a survival issue for telehealth practice
  • Outline at least two consequences for practitioners if they don’t get an EHR
  • State how EHRs are intimately tied to DSM / ICD codes for billing
  • Discuss at least 2 other advantages/disadvantages of getting an EHR
  • Define Meaningful Use and what it means to allied health care professionals
  • Intelligently discuss security and privacy of EHRs

This program is for beginning and intermediate-level “tele-practitioners” in these disciplines:

714W - Why Consider EHRs Now? An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Primer
  • Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Specialists
  • Home Health Care Professionals
  • Psychologists, Physicians Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Professionals such as Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists

Webinar includes:

  • Webinar video recording
  • Presentation slides
  • Webinar handout


This course does not currently qualify for ASWB-approved Continuing Education. Thank you for your patience as we retrofit our courses with required changes before we can offer them for ASWB-approved CE Hours. Contact us if you have questions or if you’d like us to expedite this course for ASWB approval.

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