In the digital age, mental and behavioral health providers are continually seeking innovative ways to streamline their practice operations. One essential tool gaining popularity among practitioners is the use of dynamic forms. Dynamic forms enable providers to collect, store, and recall client information more efficiently. Let’s explore what dynamic forms are and how mental and behavioral health providers can leverage their benefits.
What Are Dynamic Forms?
Dynamic forms include fields that automatically get filled out by pulling the client information from your EHR.
Your EHR may offer different types of dynamic forms, and they may have rules governing their usage. TheraNest dynamic forms include client forms, case forms, and progress notes. Each form serves a specific purpose and can be accessed depending on the situation or stage of treatment.
Dynamic fields can include:
- Client Full Name
- Client Email
- Client Mobile Number
- Client ID Number
- Client Date of Birth
- Client Address
Significant time savings occur when your EHR extracts detailed information from the dynamic fields and inserts the data into your progress note where needed. It would be impractical to enumerate all the fields provided by TheraNest for creating dynamic progress notes, but you can easily access information such as assessments, treatment history, medication, mental status, and even previous notes.
Key Benefits of Dynamic Forms:
Dynamic forms streamline the process of entering data, enabling mental and behavioral health providers to significantly reduce the time spent on documentation and focus more on taking care of their clients. With accurate and up-to-date information at their fingertips, clinicians can efficiently complete detailed documentation in just minutes, rather than hours. Best of all, there’s no need for any copying and pasting.
Make Fewer Mistakes
Dynamic forms offer the integration of dynamic fields, which pull information from TheraNest or other databases directly into the form. For instance, mental health providers can automatically populate the client’s full name, email, mobile number, address, date of birth, and even diagnosis. This feature improves accuracy, saves time, and minimizes errors during form completion.
Customize Form Elements
Our regular form elements, such as section headers, short answer fields, paragraph answers, checkboxes, dropdowns, and text boxes, allow providers to customize dynamic forms to meet their specific information needs. This level of customization ensures that therapists and clients can effortlessly provide and access relevant data. You understand the importance of collecting the necessary data for reimbursement and treatment plans. By using custom forms, you can be confident that you will gather the data you need without any unnecessary information cluttering your client data.
Flexible Form Use
Depending on the situation, mental and behavioral health providers can choose whether they need to use a particular form once per client or multiple times per client. This flexibility allows providers to adapt to different scenarios, such as requiring a one-time form for initial intake or having multiple copies for each client visit.
How to Make the Most Out of Your Dynamic Forms
To begin, familiarize yourself with the various dynamic fields, their applications, and the fields you can access. Dedicate some time to studying articles, videos, and tutorials on the subject. Bookmark the webpage that lists all the dynamic fields you can use (if there is one). This will enhance your understanding of the available tools.
Once you have an understanding of which fields and forms you can use, think about your workflow (or your clinician’s day-to-day work). Ask yourself questions like:
- What takes the most time when creating documentation?
- Are mistakes being made?
- Are there requirements that must be fulfilled in some fields?
- How redundancy do I deal with?
- Is the data I’m entering already available elsewhere?
Now that you know your workflow and the problems you can solve, you can seamlessly incorporate dynamic forms. Let’s imagine you realize that you’re wasting valuable time, spending 20 minutes manually inputting information that has already been entered into the system. Moreover, you often find yourself misspelling the client’s last name. By utilizing dynamic fields, you can effortlessly ensure that all the necessary information is automatically populated, saving you time and eliminating the need for redundant data entry.
Dynamic forms provide mental and behavioral health providers with a powerful tool to enhance patient information management. These forms offer several benefits, including improved efficiency, customizable form elements, integration of dynamic fields, and flexible form usage. By adopting dynamic forms and leveraging the features within platforms like TheraNest, mental and behavioral health providers can streamline their documentation, save time, and enhance the overall patient experience. Embracing technology in the form of dynamic forms is a step towards optimizing practice operations and delivering quality care.
TheraNest is here to rescue you from the never-ending documentation battle. And dynamic forms are just the beginning! We have a whole arsenal of tools to automate your workflow and make your life easier. Discover how we can effortlessly streamline your workflow. Don’t wait, start your free 21-day trial today!