NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2011 – Qualifacts Systems Inc., announced today that two of the largest agencies in the Signal Behavioral Health Network collaborative will implement Qualifacts’ electronic health record. Signal is the largest managed services organization in Colorado, serving 19 substance abuse agencies across the state, and Crossroads' Turning Points and Addiction Research and Treatment Services/University of Colorado Denver are the first of their agencies to take part in this collaborative implementation project.
Signal’s search began several years ago when they researched updating their own electronic system and started looking for a solution that would work for them and their network of providers with varying needs.
“Our mission is to support our network in any way we can, including with technology initiatives, to help them be more efficient and productive and meet the EHR mandate,” says Michael Jenet, CEO of Signal. “Qualifacts’ Software-as-a-Service model – one platform that everyone uses – was the best solution to fit our network and the collaborative venture. And the certified Complete EHR CareLogic Enterprise fulfills the need for a flexible, fully-functional EHR that prepares our providers for Meaningful Use and healthcare reform.”
Crossroads and ARTS were chosen to pilot the program because they are two of the biggest providers in the network that do not have an EHR. As Jenet says, “If we could meet the needs of those two, we are confident we could meet the needs of any provider who wants to join the consortium. We already have other providers that are interested.”
“Signal represents a significant milestone in our company’s storied history as they are the largest network of substance use providers that we can proudly call customers,” says Jason Medlin, vice president of sales for Qualifacts. “And now that we are the exclusive EHR vendor partner for the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS), the largest national association representing substance use providers across the country, we are very well-positioned to grow our substance use customer base in this important era of healthcare reform. We look forward to continuing our focus in a market that is crucially important to the overall health and well-being of society.”