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An electronic health record (EHR) is a centralized digital collection of patient data that has completely replaced paper records in most behavioral health practices. Typical information included in a patient EHR includes medical history, current and past medications, allergy alerts, demographic data, laboratory results, and therapy progress notes. If your practice does not currently use...
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Decorating Your Virtual Therapy Office

We’ve previously talked about designing and decorating your therapy office as an element of your professional care; studies have shown patients respond to the visual atmosphere of the therapy space*. The recent, widespread shift to telehealth, however, has left many behavioral health practitioners wondering how they can apply these same principles of office design to...
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Marketing your Private Practice

It is through no small amount of effort that someone becomes a behavioral healthcare provider. Whether it’s therapy, advanced nursing, or psychiatry, becoming a behavioral healthcare provider requires countless hours of study, certifications, schooling, internships, residencies, seminars, and continuing medical education. In short, providers know their craft, and they know it well. But for those...
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Business reporting for Behavioral Health

The most common comment we hear at Valant is “I had phenomenal clinical training but the one class I was never taught in graduate or medical school was How to Run my Practice.” What we have realized is that the cornerstone of running and managing a practice is having proper access to information that will...
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As technology continues to evolve and patient care progressively shifts to a more virtual environment, having the right tools for your practice to adjust to these times is becoming increasingly important. A decade ago, patients would come to your office, check in, and then sit in your waiting area with a clipboard and a stack...
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Valant Telehealth

Drumroll please! It’s the moment many of you have been waiting for and we are pleased to announce Valant now has an integrated telehealth solution available for behavioral health practices. With COVID-19 thrusting many mental health practices into a telehealth-only or telehealth-first model, many organizations were forced to select a video conferencing platform quickly. With...
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COVID-19 Info Link GMB

By now, we hope your practice has had the opportunity to create and optimize your Google My Business (GMB) listing. Google has added some additional options for medical professionals to enhance their GMB listing even further and provide information about their COVID-19 policy. Why it is important to add a COVID-19 policy to my GMB...
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GMB Virtual Care Link

What is Google My Business (GMB)? As a mental health practice owner, it is important that your patients can find you when they search for you online, whether they are using a search engine or Google Maps. There are many factors that affect where you show up in search results, such as relevance, proximity, and...
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To compare a private behavioral health practice to a retail store might seem like an awkward juxtaposition to some. After all, a retail consumer and a client suffering from mental illness have two distinct sets of needs that have little in common. But at the end of the day, the continuity of care depends heavily...
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David Lischner, MD

I hope that you are all well and safe. I cannot adequately express my horror and sadness over the brutal treatment and death of George Floyd. As individuals, we will all have our own reactions. I can share that mine are helplessness and outrage. These were already difficult times for all of us. These recent...
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