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Mental Health Software

by: Peter Emerson

In the age of the Internet, identifying and monitoring mental health problems has, to a certain extent, become something one can do at home. This does not mean that complete mental health treatment is available via cyberspace. However, the lacuna of general awareness that existed until only ten years ago has been filled by readily available information on the Internet.

Mental health software is a great self-help tool, but its scope in that field is necessarily limited. Accurate diagnoses and therapeutic measures will remain the exclusive domain of mental health professionals.

In that respect and to such practitioners, mental health software is a genuine boon. It is useful in assisting clinicians in maintaining updated case histories and records. This is very important because of the high rate of litigation associated with mental health cases in America today. Psychiatrists are often called upon to testify on the state of a defendant�s mental health status. In such cases, easy retrieval of records is of the essence.

Medical records in mental health can also be formatted and streamlined to the required Federal standards by using specialized software. Mental health software also helps mental health professionals in scanning and matching mental disorders to appropriate medications and maintaining billing flow charts.

Owing to the exceptional confidentiality parameters surrounding professional mental healthcare, software packages for practitioners now also include features to hide PHI (Protected Health Information) from anything but authorized eyes. This is especially useful for individual practitioners who do not have the benefits of a full-fledged clinic�s security measures at their disposal.

Mental health software also helps clinicians in maintaining comprehensive appointment schedules. Since a psychiatrist or psychologist might have as many as twelve fifty-minute appointments in a single day, this is a major advantage to them.

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