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What is behavioral health EMR software? 

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system is a necessity in today’s day and age. The latter provides a digital record of patient charts and hosts tools that increase a facility’s clinical, operational, and financial efficiencies. A behavioral health EMR software includes specialty-specific templates, content, and workflows. There are numerous behavioral health software companies today, but that was not always the case.

When medical softwares were introduced, they mostly catered towards physical health specialties. Hence, behavioral health professionals had to resort to generic EMR systems or remain using traditional paper charts. Recent advancements in behavioral health relevant EMR systems have made lives easier for such specialists. A few of the top-rated systems are discussed below.

Top-rated behavioral health medical softwares 

DrCloud EHR 

This medical system is hosted on the cloud, which means it can be accessed from any location and device imaginable. It includes best practices from an EMR, revenue cycle management, medical billing, telehealth, audit compliance, and much more. What we like most about DrCloudEHR is that all information is saved on Microsoft Azure, which provides complete security with backup options.


 is the medical software’s e-prescribing tool that allows practitioners to prescribe medicines in an instant. The system connects with multiple pharmacies throughout the country. Additionally, the system enables users to review a patient’s complete medication history along with any allergies.


TherapyNotes is a medical software that is developed specifically for behavioral health practices of all sizes. The system includes an impressive scheduling tool that is used for booking patient appointments and determining doctors’ schedules.


 provides its clients with templates that have been developed for psychology, therapy, counseling, social work, and psychiatry. These templates are further narrowed down to treatment plans, progress notes, and psychological evaluations. A comprehensive to-do list tool is offered that streamlines the daily schedules of practitioners. Not only this, but tasks are automatically added to the list as and when realized.

The customer support offered is impeccable. Practitioners can benefit from 24/7 customer support, which means that any queries realized are solved on a timely basis. The cherry on the cake is definitely the cost of TherapyNotes. At $59 per month, this system is one of the most affordable in the market.

Cerner Behavioral Health 

This medical software has been designed specifically for behavioral health providers. The system caters to the needs of acute health systems, psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities as well as community behavioral health facilities. Cerner offers an interoperability feature that connects to multiple health care entities in the industry. This sharing of information not only leads to valuable connections but also creates informed decisions in the future.

An engaging patient portal is offered that allows patients to play a more active role in the quest to receive healthcare. Patients can schedule appointments at a time convenient to them, pay for expenses incurred online, and directly communicate with doctors and other members of the administration.


As the name suggests, this cloud-based medical software has been developed for psychiatrists. One novel feature of the system is the digital pen. The latter makes charting easier as whatever is written with the pen appears on the screen as text.

The medical software also features a billing mechanism and revenue cycle management. Claims are thoroughly managed, and efforts are made to convert denied claims into clean ones. In fact, Psychiatry-Cloud has one of the lowest denial rates in the industry. As far as billing is concerned, superbill creation is fast and automated. This enables practitioners to spend more time providing care than stressing over financials. The system also has custom rules and codes that are relevant to behavioral health.

Benchmark Systems 

Benchmark Systems has been providing medical solutions for 35 years now. The system, including the mental health specialty, is either hosted on the cloud or on a facility’s server. Hence, allowing clients to choose whatever they are comfortable with.

This EMR software improves finances by providing consulting services that highlight lost revenue. Advanced reporting tool gives users insights into their clinical and financial performances. A designated report designer customizes reports as per the requirements of a behavioral facility. Not only that but letters and billing forms can also be customized.

Which behavioral health EMR system is the best?

The answer to this question is not as easy as it seems. All of the above discussed behavioral health software companies are worth considering. These systems have brought multiple benefits for the medical facilities that utilize them. However, your final decision should depend upon which system is in synchronization with your requirements, preferences, and expectations.


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