Mental Health News Radio

How Do Counselors Inspire to Aspire: An Interview with Annie Shaw


The reason we started Mental Health News Radio was to give those serving behavioral health a voice. We are the listeners. We are also caregivers. We wanted a platform where your voices could be heard. Where an audience of your peers can listen to your stories. Stories about what inspired you to become a therapist, open your own practice, or work in a community mental health center, what your specialties are, what tools and services you use to maintain your clinical records, and how you take care of yourself.

There is no doubt you will enjoy this next show. Our entire team was inspired just listening to our guest Annie Shaw. She is a perfect example of why we love hosting Mental Health News Radio.



Samaritan Institute Conference 2015: How to Vet and Implement a Behavioral Health EHR

Samaritan Institute LogoEvery year the Samaritan Institute holds their annual conference. The talk tracks this year focused heavily on tele-behavioral health as well as EHR selection, implementation and clinical workflow. Our CEO, Kristin Walker, was asked to present with Dr. Carol Pitts on electronic health records. The sessions were full and they had a line of people waiting to talk to each of them at the conclusion of the presentations.

The importance of working with vendors that have the proper credentials in behavioral health was part of the discussion. They also discussed the travails but necessary journey of moving from a Behavioral Health EHR that ceases to meet the needs of a behavioral health agency to one that is designed as an enterprise-wide and browser-based EHR.

Where Behavioral Health EHR Vendors are Missing In Action: An Interview with Doug Edwards

Behavioral health EHR Vendors

Our guest today is Doug Edwards, Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome Healthcare Media’s Behavioral Healthcare division. Anyone who’s anyone in Behavioral Healthcare knows who Doug is and the publications he manages (Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professional Magazines). Because Doug has his pulse on our favorite healthcare segment, we asked him to share some secrets, ideas, what’s trending, and where EHR vendors are M.I.A. in the marketplace. While we cover the list of questions we reference below, Doug went far beyond this list. You’ll just have to tune in and take notes!



The Future of TechnologyAdvice and Healthcare IT with Drew Settles

technologyadvice-email-logoPart of our work as consultants in Behavioral and Women’s Healthcare is to help our clients find the best EHR solutions for their organizations. We stand on a pretty tall soapbox and offer complimentary tools to help people through the maze that can certainly feel harrowing. TechnologyAdvice is a fresh face out in the marketplace offering excellent advice and services to healthcare providers and agencies but also to the EHR vendors we care about. It has been our distinct pleasure to introduce several Behavioral Healthcare vendors to TechnologyAdvice so that providers looking for help finding the right tools have plenty of options. 

the-future-of-mental-and-behavioral-healthcare-01We enjoyed being invited on their Expert Interview Series discussing buyouts and sub specialties within the EHR market.  During our pre-interview calls we were introduced to Charles “Drew” Settles who fast became one of our favorite guests. We refer to him as “The Brain” and certainly hope he’ll join us as a series regular. No topic was off the table. We simply had to fit in as much invaluable information to a thirty minute segment as possible (we still went over time but we promise it’s worth a listen – be prepared to take notes).  We covered what TechnologyAdvice has to over software vendors. We encourage all Behavioral Health EHR vendors to sign up with their services so consumers aren’t limited in their choices. 


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Buyouts and Sub Specialties: Kristin Walker and TechnologyAdvice Ride the Wave of the Latest EHR Trends

11401383_297165643803034_5221908511618497696_nKristin Walker, founder of everythingEHR, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insight on the intersection of sales, marketing, and technology as it relates to Behavioral Healthcare. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders.

Enjoy their write up and the Podcast here.  We were also excited to interview Charles “Drew” Settles, Product Analyst with TechnologyAdvice. He joined us on Mental Health News Radio. Please enjoy his interview here.

El Sabor Latino Para el Mundo Del Mercado de los EHR de Salud Mental

peru_mapEs un placer para todos aca en everythingEHR encontrar organizaciones que realmente se preocupen por la salud mental.  Uno de nuestros vendedores favoritos de sistema EHR es ClinicTracker, hecho por JAGProducts. En 2014, tuvimos la oportunidad de conocernos con todo el equipo de ClinicTracker en su oficina en Nueva York.  Quisimos conocer quienes son las personas que estan detras del escenario brindado esta excelente tecnologia a nuestro provedores de salud mental.

Hace unos años atras, que intentamos provocar a un pequeño vendedor de EHR a apoyar al mercado en Latinoamerica.  Desafortunadamente la tecnologia y la pasión no eran presente para cumplir acabo el Proyecto.  Pero las cosas buenas vienen a los que esperan!  Definitivamente valio la pena esperar a ClinicTracker, y su equipo y producto. 

Hemos invitado a Mateo Cullipher, quien lleva a cargo muchos puestos con for kristinClinicTracker (soporte tecnico, ventas, marketing, producción de videos – sigo con la lista?), a visitarnos en Mental Health News Radio.  Mateo fundo una ONG en Latinoamerica trabajando con varios grupos, incluyendo la población con necesidad de apoyo en salud mental.  Cuando compartimos la passion de Mateo por este sector y como el pasa su tiempo personal te va a inspirar.  Gente como Mateo son exactamente las personas que queremos para apoyarnos con nuestro records de salud mental.    Por favor disfrute de nuestra entrevista con Mateo y su blog revelador acerca de la salud mental y como se trata con esa sector en Sudamerica. 


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Bringing Some Latin Flavor to the Behavioral Health EHR Market

peru_mapA pleasure for all of us at everythingEHR is finding organizations that truly care about and have credibility in Behavioral Health.  One of our favorite EHR vendors is ClinicTracker by JAGProducts. We had the opportunity to meet their entire team in 2014 at their office in New York. We want to know who the people are that work behind the scenes to bring excellent technology to our mental health providers.  

We tried a few years ago to entice a small EHR vendor to embrace the Latin American market. Sadly the technology and passion just wasn’t there. Good things come to those who wait! ClinicTracker – their team and their product – was certainly worth waiting for.  

After our first experience with a Windows based Behavioral Health EHR it also took some convincing to support another one. We were all about browser based EHRs until our clients experienced the functionality, design and speed of ClinicTracker.  Their features list is unparalleled, they provide weekly updates and enhancements to the software, and the platform was created by a software engineer and clinical psychologist. It simply became too hard to ignore this product and their credible team.

We asked Matthew Cullipher who wears many hats at ClinicTracker (support, sales, marketing, video production – for kristinneed we go on?) to join us on Mental Health News Radio. Matt started a not-for-profit in Latin America working with their mental health population. Sharing Matt’s passion for this field and how he spends his personal time will inspire you. These are the kinds of people you want handling your mental health records. Please enjoy our interview with Matt and his enlightening article about how Mental Health is dealt with in South America.

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Making the Big Behavioral Health EHR Switch: Care and Counseling Center of Georgia


What is a Community Mental Health organization to do when it is time to make the switch from one Behavioral Health EHR to another?

They start planning.

They outline what isn’t working about their current system and plan out their goals for transitioning to a new EHR that can better handle their needs. Sometimes the first jump into an electronic health record system is successful only in that it transitions the agency off a paper-based system and educates the staff about what kinds of features they want in a new system.

Browser Based Mental Health EHRs: Checkpoint by Integrity Support

Integrity-Logo_300x86We met the creators of Checkpoint by Integrity Support at a Behavioral Health Conference in 2014. The owners of the company sat through our entire presentation on Behavioral Health Technology without falling asleep or running out of the room screaming. We were impressed! The name of this Behavioral Health EHR stood out for us. They waited patiently at our booth to ask some additional questions and after five minutes we knew we had to work with this organization.

Integrity Support is a North Carolina based electronic health record software company created for Behavioral Health providers. They have a unique and browser-based product. The founding members are comprised of a clinical psychologist and software engineer.

We are proud to work with this organization, to have partnered them with some of our other great vendors, and to bring their EHR to the attention of our providers. 

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The Battle of Behavioral Health EHRs: Should We Cringe or Laugh?


Oh the travails of Behavioral Health EHR vendors! Sometimes they are cringe worthy from what is appropriate marketing material to how slow and outdated a product actually is and how that impacts a mental health agency. 

We do love technology and so appreciate the vendors that service behavioral health with integrity, innovation, maturity, and best-in-class products and services. 

Today we interview our CEO, Kristin Walker.  She has a lot to say about electronic health record vendors and revenue cycle management companies that service Behavioral Health. It’s no-holds-barred as usual and we’ll discuss just who has access to patient mental health records from Revenue Cycle Management organizations to Electronic Health Record vendors. We’ll shine a spotlight on why this is important to agencies and providers. 

She also answers questions from our listeners about what she does, why she does it, and why her radio show and Behavioral Health are her passions.




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