174. EHR’s for Testing Psychologists: TheraNest (Basics)

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Hey everyone! Given all the questions about EHR’s (electronic health records) in the Facebook Community and among my coaching clients, I wanted to take a few episodes to dive in to some of the major players in the EHR space. Each of these reviews will focus primarily on the testing-specific aspects of each EHR, though I’ll also do an overview of non-testing features that are important. 

For the FULL review experience, check out the accompanying video on the Testing Psychologist YouTube channel. Enjoy!

TheraNest is the star EHR for today. Here’s how the review broke down:

Pros:

  • Easy to look at
  • Can change the colors of appointments
  • Lots of detailed demographic choices regarding gender identity, pronouns, etc.
  • Protection of client privacy via checkboxes
  • Appointments can be moved around by clicking and dragging

Cons:

  • Navigation is not intuitive at all
  • Could not find the agenda to write notes
  • No obvious way to write custom session notes for testing appointments
  • Billing codes were easy to enter but hard to figure out how to apply to appointments

Verdict: It would take a lot of persuasion and coaching for me to consider using this as my EHR. The lack of testing-friendliness is pretty much a dealbreaker.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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