If your EHR is 5 years old or older and has not been shut down at some point for major upgrades there is likelihood that its life span is depleted. The fast moving healthcare industry demands that providers IT is capable of “fast moving” also. Our most recent customers have validated that point by migrating to a Flex application after a system that served them well could no longer respond to the fast paced demands for additional accountability in the healthcare environment. There is no “life span” in any Flex EHR-IT changes. We upgrade it regularly, change it as requested by our user organizations all in “in real time” which means there is no lengthy shutdowns.
As an EHR begun as a client centric application with its innovative platform targeted to support accountability and patient care improvement FlexDSi continues to bring its applications forward with an “eye to the future” needs of Healthcare IT. Mobility, transparency and accountability are emerging as “must haves” for Healthcare providers. To this end FlexDSi will be introducing “FlexDSi Telecare”, a telehealth application totally integrated with FlexDSi EHRs. Mobility and point of contact entry into a client’s record is available now with lap tops, I-pads and tablets. Carrying mobility further-coming in 2017 FlexDSi Edge systems will be Formulated to be available on cellular phones.
Payments for Services have been based on proof that a treatment service was provided. That is changing. Soon behavioral healthcare providers will be required to prove that the treatment process rendered was effective as measured by outcomes. This change, already being implemented in medical/physical health practices is coming to behavioral health. It will affect how treatment practices are documented and that, in turn, will certainly affect healthcare IT. Flex is getting ready! We are collaborating with Cognitive Medical Systems in the development of a Clinical Decision Support Platform for behavioral health. Flex will team up with behavioral health stakeholders to define clinical knowledge solutions and develop beta test sites.