With the prominence of behavioral health epidemics in the U.S., it’s imperative that physicians have easy access to a single record of physical and behavioral patient data to streamline data collection and improve treatment decisions. This week, NextGen Healthcare has launched its Behavioral Health Suite, a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) solution that gives providers access to a single, integrated physical and behavioral health record to treat patients.
Impact of Behavioral Health in the US
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 43 million U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year, and one in five U.S. adults has a mental health condition. Synchronizing physical and behavioral patient data into one record and delivering integrated care represents an opportunity for providers to serve as a catalyst to impact better health outcomes for patients and communities.
Holistic View of Patients’ Complete Health Data
NextGen Behavioral Health Suite is ideal for physician practices, community health clinics, behavioral health centers and public health departments that offer targeted case management, crisis intervention, residential substance use disorder (SUD) services, psychiatric rehabilitation, CCBHC support and more. The suite enables the easy exchange of data across the care continuum and mobile access allowing clinicians to provide informed care outside of a clinic or office setting. With data living in one integrated platform, physicians can spend more time caring for patients rather than requesting records, making the patient and physician experience more satisfying.
“NextGen Behavioral Health Suite gives us a holistic picture of our patients’ complete health data in one place, so we are better equipped to treat the whole person, not just one symptom or disease. Now that all this data resides in one integrated platform, we can spend more time caring for patients than requesting records or collecting history. This makes the patient experience better and the practice of medicine much more satisfying,” said Isaiah Nathaniel, CIO, Delaware Valley Community Health Inc. located in Philadelphia, Penn.