Vera Lloyd Looks to Echo for Improved HIPAA Compliance


Vera Lloyd Family Services Selects Echo's Visual Health RecordCONWAY, NH – With the goal of improving its HIPAA compliance and becoming more efficient in how it delivers services, Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services in Monticello, AR has selected the Echo Group’s exclusive Visual Health Record to provide comprehensive Electronic Health Record and Billing software services.

The Echo Group’s Visual Health Record is the first and only EHR enabling users to view client activity on a single screen with a visual story that enables deeper insight and better quality of care.

“We are a unique organization with many different facets and need many different functions,” said Program Director Betsy Anderson. “After evaluating several products closely, we found Echo to be the greatest value for the price. Additionally, it was the most customizable to our needs.”

Recognizing the need to address a number of concerns related to HIPAA compliance and time consuming business practices, Vera Lloyd leadership decided to replace its paper file system that was antiquated and inefficient.

“We realized that we needed to be more HIPAA compliant. We also wanted to be more effective in the way we do business,” said Site Director Nathaniel Burton. “With Echo’s system we can also measure different programmatic areas. After researching several vendors over the past few months, we found Echo to best fit the needs of our agency.”

Per Vera Lloyd’s requirements, Echo will provide an enterprise-wide system that is easy to use for clinical, billing, and administrative staff in a way that is dependable, flexible and able to adapt and grow with the organization as its needs change.

“Echo clearly demonstrated how all of our jobs would be made not only easier but more professional and HIPAA compliant immediately,” Anderson added. “My coworkers and I agree that implementing the Echo system will feel like we each hired a personal assistant.”

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services serves families in Arkansas, and is committed to providing quality services to children, youth and families in crisis. Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services’ corporate office is located in Little Rock and its children’s home is located in Monticello. The children’s home was established in 1923 through the dedication and monetary support of Lulu Williamson, Vera Lloyd and Annie B. Wells. Vera Lloyd provides residential housing for up to 48 youth at any one time and close to 200 youth every year.

Completely certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2, the Visual Health Record makes the complex, simple. It tells a compelling story without drilling down, clicking on buried tabs or waiting for links to load. The VHR provides a patient view and “no-click” access to information that is unmatched.

ABOUT THE ECHO GROUP – The Echo Group develops enterprise software applications that are designed specifically for and used by hundreds of behavioral health organizations nationwide.

Echo offers a suite of applications for administrative, clinical electronic health records and billing functions as well as software for managed care organizations which can be deployed as self-hosted or Software as a Service (SaaS).

Echo also offers Revenue Cycle Management, Information Technology support and Fiscal and Clinical Process Workflow Analysis.

Privately held since 1980, The Echo Group is headquartered in Conway, New Hampshire with additional offices in Ohio and California.

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