CareLogic is a cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform for midsize to large behavioral health and human services organizations. The EHR system offers agencies a suite of clinical, administrative and financial capabilities including scheduling, intake, treatment planning, service documentation, eprescribing, consumer engagement, billing and reporting.
CareLogic is ONC-ATCB certified and can be used by a variety of organizations within the mental/behavioral health field including psychiatry, psychology, therapy, counseling, substance abuse and others. It also supports mobile, outpatient, community, residential and inpatient settings.
System administrators can modify the CareLogic EHR platform to mirror existing workflows, and it includes a rules-driven validation engine to catch errors in real time. CareLogic is delivered using per user per month pricing model.
John B. Especialidad: Cuidado de la salud mental
Qualifacts is highly responsive to customers' needs. They offer frequent webinars, a customer support website, and a support ticket system. CareLogic customers have also formed user-led groups which meet quarterly to discuss system use, new features, etc.. This helps customers take advantage of massive changes in the healthcare field and Qualifacts' constant efforts at providing more powerful features.
Qualifacts has a yearly conference, which is a great opportunity to learn about features directly from Qualifacts’ staff. I have attended twice and learned a great deal of new information each time.
CareLogic is highly customizable. You can create and modify forms and reports to fit any type of behavioral health program. The program comes with many options already configured, but there are limitless ways to tailor the EHR to you specific needs. Users who are familiar with Structured Query Language (SQL) can create customized reports to meet nearly any business need. In addition to the ability to program reports, CareLogic comes loaded with dozens of reports for a variety of needs.
CareLogic has features to handle every step in the client/patient process, from initial phone call to discharge. It also has many features to track and manage employee data.
It's not a "pretty" system. I have seen EHRs which look fancier and appear to be more user-friendly. It does not yet support multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc.). It has to be run only on Internet Explorer.
It can experience varying degrees of system slowness, especially when e-prescribing, throughout the day. I don't believe this is unique to Qualifacts, however - you are at the mercy of your internal network and internet service provider in addition to any speed issues CareLogic may actually have.
Don't underestimate the amount of in-house expertise you will need to support an EHR. Many agencies have two full time staff members: one for system administration and one for report writing. CareLogic is not a program that can be administered by someone as an add-on to their regular job duties. If you want to manage it well and take full advantage of its power and features, you need to devote a staff member (or two) to the task.
Ask about any "hidden" pockets of staff time needed to get system up and running. For example, setting up the treatment plan grid in CareLogic can easily take hundreds of hours of staff time.
If you are currently using paper files and intend to transition to fully electronic, be prepared for this to be much more difficult and take much longer than planned. It is critical to accomplish this, but it is quite challenging.
John P. Especialidad: Salud, bienestar y deporte Número de empleados: 1001-5000 empleados
CareLogic is at its best when used by a small to medium sized behavioral health agency offering outpatient services. It's user interface is relatively simple, and it offers tools for users to develop their own data entry forms, as well as to incorporate industry standard outcomes measurement tools. Also available are basic "canned" reporting, along with tools the user can use to develop their own reports. There is a large, active, and mutually supportive user community.
Qualifacts is trying to meet the growing needs of their existing user base, while also trying to expand their customer base into new markets. This has led to uneven quality of some newer features, and has also led to situations where new features are developed to meet very narrow requirements, without taking into consideration how a feature might be built or configured to meet the needs of a larger audience. This leads to a perception amongst some users, that new features are good, but not great, or are close to being usable, but not quite, depending on the needs on the ground.
Large and/or complex organizations with commensurately more complicated reporting and billing requirements may face challenges. This is likely the case with most similar platforms, however.