Therapy Notes Software

Compare All Therapy Notes Software

Filters

Apply Filters:

X

Your Industry

Your Company Size

Price

Sort by

Recommendations: Sorts listings by the number of recommendations our advisors have made over the past 30 days. Our advisors assess buyers’ needs for free and only recommend products that meet buyers’ needs. Vendors pay Software Advice for these referrals.
Reviews: Sorts listings by the number of user reviews we have published, greatest to least.
Sponsored: Sorts listings by software vendors running active bidding campaigns, from the highest to lowest bid. Vendors who have paid for placement have a ‘Visit Website’ button, whereas unpaid vendors have a ‘Learn More’ button.
Avg Rating: Sorts listings by overall star rating based on user reviews, highest to lowest.
A to Z: Sorts listings by product name from A to Z.
Showing 1 - 20 of 85 products
Filters
Showing 1 - 20 of 85 products

TherapyAppointment

TherapyAppointment is an easy-to-use, HIPAA-compliant, EMR solution for individual and group mental health practices. Our secure, cloud-based web platform powers your practice (charting, billing, insurance filing, scheduling, appo...Read more

Learn More

AccuPoint

Designed as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Practice Management solution, AccuPoint provides health organizations with electronic medical records (EMR), medical billing, patient scheduling and picture archiving. AccuPoint’...Read more

4.24 (17 reviews)

3 recommendations

Learn More

TenEleven

electronic Clinical Record (eCR) by TenEleven is an ONC-ATCB certified and Meaningful Use-compliant electronic health records (EHR) solution designed for mental and behavioural health practices. If offers e-labs, e-prescribing, bi...Read more

4.14 (22 reviews)

1 recommendations

Learn More

Luminello

Luminello is a cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) that helps psychiatrists, counselors and therapists in small mental health practices. It comes with a calendar scheduler, which allows users to manage appointment bookings...Read more

4.65 (43 reviews)

Learn More

SimplePractice

SimplePractice is a cloud-based practice management system built to make the business side of private practice easier. Our easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant software helps health and wellness professionals automated their day-to-day...Read more

Learn More

KASA

KASA is a HIPAA-compliant mental health EHR solution that helps medical practices of all sizes schedule appointments, accept payments, process claims and more. It comes with a built-in calendar, which allows front desk employees t...Read more

4.38 (50 reviews)

Learn More

TherapyMate

TherapyMate is a cloud-based practice management solution for therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This solution offers patient scheduling, therapy notes, billing, payment processing, income/ex...Read more

4.63 (8 reviews)

Learn More

Foothold

Foothold offers a federally-certified mental health EHR that is fully interoperable with other systems and HIEs. AWARDS is HIPAA-compliant software that offers robust case management, client tracking, billing and reporting functio...Read more

4.47 (32 reviews)

9 recommendations

Learn More

AdvancedMD for Mental Health

AdvancedMD is a unified suite of software designed for independent laboratories, medical, physical therapy and mental health practices. Features include practice management, electronic health records, patient engagement, telemedic...Read more

3.67 (3 reviews)

52 recommendations

Learn More

Compulink Healthcare Solutions

Compulink’s Advantage SMART Practice® is an all-in-one database EHR solution for specialty practices such as optometry, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, mental health, podiatry, and more. Available cloud-based or server, Advantag...Read more

Learn More

Software pricing tips

Read our Therapy Notes Software Buyers Guide

Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

Rated best value for money

InSync Healthcare Solutions

MD Online's InSync® is a practice management and EMR system that assists healthcare professionals in providing superior care while maintaining regulatory compliance; it is one of the first solutions to be ONC-ATCB certified....Read more

4.57 (274 reviews)

12 recommendations

Learn More

EHR YOUR WAY

****15+ Users*****$600 month min....EHR YOUR WAY is a behavioral health EHR that can be deployed on desktop and mobile cloud-based devices. The solution covers various aspects of behavioral health including inpatient and outpatien...Read more

4.79 (99 reviews)

19 recommendations

Learn More

MedicsCloud EHR

Ideal for all levels of care, the MedicsCloud Suite operates as a singular solution from one vendor (ADS). Yet, the Suite's MedicsCloud EHR and its MedicsPremier financial/management segments are available separately as needed. ...Read more

4.00 (6 reviews)

1 recommendations

Learn More

Kareo Clinical

Kareo is a Web-based EHR, medical billing, and practice management used by thousands of physicians across the United States. This system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, practices can schedule patients, con...Read more

3.98 (352 reviews)

12 recommendations

Learn More

RXNT

RXNT’s integrated suite of ONC-ACB certified EHR, Practice Management, and Billing software optimizes clinical outcomes and revenue management. Simple, transparent pricing has no "hidden fees" and includes free setup and training,...Read more

Learn More

CAM

Celerity’s CAM is a cloud-based, behavioral health care management solution and electronic medical records (EMR) for chemical dependency and mental health treatment providers. CAM incorporates a variety of clinical features, ...Read more

No reviews yet

3 recommendations

Learn More

Valant EHR Suite

Valant’s EHR for behavioral health offers tools for providers to streamline documentation, increase efficiency, and enhance the productivity of their practice or agency. The fully integrated suite includes secure patient reco...Read more

4.00 (196 reviews)

52 recommendations

Learn More

DrCloudEMR

DrCloudEHR is suitable for midsize and large behavioral health, human services and integrated delivery systems. DrCloudEHR is meaningful-use (Stage-2) certified and 508 compliant, and it displays information as needed for intake...Read more

4.46 (12 reviews)

1 recommendations

Learn More

TotalMD

TotalMD is an extremely affordable, extremely intuitive Practice Management solution that offers small and growing practices the latest billing technologies and techniques at a fraction of the cost of their competitors. TotalMD pr...Read more

4.38 (57 reviews)

Learn More

WellSky LTACH

Interactant is a cloud-based, integrated solution consisting of clinical and financial modules. It caters primarily to long-term care, long-term acute care, behavioral health and rehabilitation providers. The solution consist...Read more

4.40 (5 reviews)

Learn More

Popular Therapy Notes Software Comparisons

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 10, 2022

 

To mental and behavioral health care providers, therapy notes are essential for documenting patient encounters. What’s more, therapy notes are consistently cited as a top-requested electronic health records (EHR) software functionality by buyers who contact Software Advice.

There are hundreds of solutions that offer therapy notes for practitioners looking to make a first-time or replacement purchase. To help you narrow down your options and better understand what’s available in today’s market, we put together this buyer’s guide.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Therapy Notes Software?
Common Functionality of Therapy Notes Software
Benefits of Electronic Therapy Notes
Deployment Strategies and Pricing
Market Trends To Understand

What Is Therapy Notes Software?

“Therapy notes” can refer to several different kinds of medical forms that are needed to document patient encounters in mental and behavioral health care settings.

These can include:

therapy notes

These types of mental health progress notes are essential for practitioners to record patient assessments, treatments and results over time. The data can also be used for tracking and coordinating care to achieve healthy outcomes. And in some cases, these notes serve as the official record of the patient relationship and may be subpoenaed in court.

In light of all this, it’s extremely important for therapy notes to be as comprehensive, up-to-date and secure as possible. Indeed, the right software ensures notes are legible and automatically marked with time and date stamps. Drop-down menus and templates make it easy for practitioners to enter detailed patient observations. Plus, electronic files are generally more secure than paper-based records.

Common Functionality of Therapy Notes Software

Specialty-specific notes templates Most systems should offer notes templates for a range of specialties, such as psychotherapy, psychiatry and behavioral health. Some allow users to customize templates with additional fields/terminology. Templates usually offer drop-down menus and click-boxes.
Note management Allows users to easily view/retrieve notes and assessments, in order for human services specialists to access old notes and review previous sessions.
Outcomes tracking Allows users to turn therapy notes data into reports, for gauging health outcomes across patient populations. (Measuring care outcomes is recommended by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition [DSM-5].)
Coding tools Help users select and enter codes in note templates and billing modules from a pre-programmed menu or searchable database. These clinical documentation codes may include CPT, ICD and/or DSM codes.
Staff management Users are assigned roles within the system (e.g., site administrators, clinicians or billers) that provide different levels of access (e.g., clinicians can only see the notes for their own patients). Supervisors can receive missing notes reports and notifications for notes that need approval. Standard functionality for systems aimed at larger organizations.

Benefits of Electronic Therapy Notes

Some of the benefits of electronic therapy notes should already be clear from our discussion, but here’s a complete listing:

  • No double-entry. When you enter data electronically, you don’t need to bother with digitizing it down the road.
  •  
  • Paperless office. By using electronic therapy notes, you’re one step closer to achieving the ecological nirvana (and the cost-savings) of a paperless office.
  •  
  • Improved organization. Electronic therapy notes are automatically organized by time/date and patient - no hunting through file-cabinets.
  •  
  • Patient analytics. As we’ve seen, electronic therapy notes can feed historical reports that track patient progress over time. Do you really plan to turn all your old paper notes into charts?
  •  
  • Easier coding. ICD 10 codes are a pain, and we all know the DSM V tends to make coding more painful rather than less. Thankfully, these tools offer features to assist with the tedious task of coding.

Deployment Strategies and Pricing

Stand-alone or “best-of-breed” programs can be implemented to create, edit and store different kinds of therapy notes. Vendors of this type of software often offer tiered pricing plans.

For example, at the first, most basic tier, buyers might pay a monthly fee allowing a small pool of users access to basic functionality and services, such as progress notes templates, document storage and limited email support from the vendor.

At the higher-priced tiers, buyers might be able to add more users to the system and/or to access more advanced functionality or services beyond what the lower tiers provide. These additional capabilities might include reporting and analytics, electronic claims submissions or live phone support from the vendor.

Buyers seeking a more comprehensive deployment strategy can implement a therapy software suite that includes other capabilities in addition to therapy notes. For example, an EHR suite may also offer billing, patient scheduling and human resources applications. Pricing for these suites can be much more expensive, as they offer a greater breadth of both clinical and practice management functionalities.

Your choice between a best-of-breed system or integrated suite will come down to the size of your practice, your budget and whether you want your solution to integrate with other software.

Market Trends to Understand

You will likely come across some of the following market trends as you begin your search for therapy notes software:

Cloud-based deployment. One of the most important choices buyers need to consider is whether they’d like a cloud-based or an on-premise solution. The cloud model provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), in which the system is hosted on external servers and accessed remotely through the Web. In on-premise systems, the software is hosted on the practice’s own servers and must be updated and maintained locally.

Cloud-based EMR mental health systems are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they offer the flexibility of remote access, they also involve lower upfront costs, and updates and maintenance are handled by the vendor.

Mobile device support. Support for wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets, is becoming common among mental and behavioral health software vendors. The convenience and portability of such devices makes them ideal for reviewing progress notes and managing scheduling changes on the go. Some vendors are even introducing HIPAA-compliant native applications for Windows, Android and/or iOS devices. What's more, a report conducted by Software Advice finds that mobile users cite higher levels of satisfaction and fewer challenges with their EHR than non-mobile users.