Top Picks for Mental Health Business Software

There are plenty of great business applications on the market for mental health practitioners and behavioral health providers to manage their practices. Some of the best are profiled and reviewed on the comprehensive Capterra directory.

These include SimplePractice with over 1,000 reviews and a near-perfect 4.5 Star rating followed by Acuity Scheduling, TheraNest, Kareo, and NueMD (all with 400+ reviews and equally as impressive scores). Keep in mind that these specialized business applications often do a great job at managing the operational requirements of your practice but some have gaps in accounting. Consider integrating these with a cloud-based accounting software like Sage Intacct.

Some of the other applications you may want to investigate are listed below.

  • Qualifacts
  • Advanced Data Systems
  • HCS Interactant
  • HINext Treat
  • NetSmart Helper
  • BestNotes
  • 1st Providers Choice
  • CoCentrix
  • CarePaths
  • ClinicSource Therapy Practice Management
  • MHPOffice
  • TenEleven Group
  • Therasoft Online
  • IntakeQ
  • Psych Advantage
  • Valant Behavioral Health EHR
  • CareLogic Enterprise
  • Optimity
  • My Clients Plus
  • PIMSY Mental Health EHR
  • ICANotes
  • InoFlo by Carmel Vision YellowSchedule
  • EHR Your Way
  • Psyquel
  • Mend by Mend VIP
  • TherapyAppointment
  • CureMD Mental Health EHR
  • InSync EMR
  • Delphi32 by PC Consulting Group
  • Penelope by Athena Software
  • TheraScribe by PEC
  • Therapy Partner
  • eRecord by CarePaths

A comparison table on Capterra helps identify the Top 20 applications using a score based on number of customers, users, reviews, and social media information.

Mental health software sometimes includes back-end accounting modules for general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable or billing management. In addition, some other common features include:

  • Customer Self-Service Portal
  • Staff & Patient Scheduling
  • Digital Document Management
  • Medical Billing / Invoicing
  • Insurance Management
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Assessment Tools
  • Care Planning
  • Patient Profiles & Questionnaires
  • Reporting & Analytics
  • Treatment Plans
  • Integration Tools

There are a lot of new business applications available in this software category so make sure that you ask a lot of questions about the company’s past to vet out those that have slick marketing but less features from those that are more established in the market but maybe don’t look quite as good. Also be wary of legacy applications – they will have every feature imaginable but the underlying architecture may prevent you from integrating to other applications and could be more expensive in the long-run with customizations and specialized reports to get the data out of the system. Need help evaluating systems? Contact us and we’ll work with you on a business process review and custom software evaluation process to meet your business needs.Don’t wait until a crisis forces your hand. The time to act is now. Read more.

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