“With my past EHRs, every progress note I wrote involved extra steps. With paper it was three steps: See the client; take the note; and send the claim to insurance. It should be at least that simple electronically.”
-Jim Jonas, LICSW, LMFT, Chief Managing Officer of BreezyNotes
BreezyNotes EHR is the brainchild of therapist Jim Jonas, LICSW, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor and Director of The Jonas Center, and his son, Communications Professional Paul Jonas.
Initial work on BreezyNotes began in June of 2013 in response to a lack of available EHR software built specifically for solo and small-group mental health therapists and that kept clinical functionality, usability and simplicity as core tenets of its design.
With that vision, Jim and Paul partnered with Visible Technology Solutions for development.
Under Jim’s guidance, the clinical interface and core clinical processes took shape. BreezyNotes allows therapists to complete sessions in three simple steps:
1. Schedule a client.
2. Write a progress note.
3. Save, sign, and submit a claim to insurance.
To address the complexities of mental health billing, BreezyNotes hired VIBE Behavioral Health Consultants to create a flexible billing system with processes that apply directly to the mental health setting.
With data security and full HIPAA compliance as top priorities, the team partnered with cloud services provider 7 Medical Systems to host BreezyNotes on HIPAA compliant, SSAE16 audited servers.
BreezyNotes launched to the public in November of 2015. Lauren Robbins, MS, LPCC, LADC and owner of St. Paul-based Wild Tree Psychotherapy, has been a customer since the beta testing phase.
“BreezyNotes is easy to use and saves me time,” explains Robbins. “They’ve simplified the practice management piece so I can stay focused on our clients and growing my practice.”
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