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Meridian Behavioral Heathcare partners with LWSI as their complete EHR solution provider

October 1, 2012
by Shannon Brys
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Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc., a non-profit healthcare provider in North Central Florida that touches over 26,000 lives annually, and serves people who experience mental illnesses, addiction, and other social challenges, recently entered a pact with LWSI to deliver a comprehensive soplution to enhance its capability to effectively and efficiently deliver a broad continuum of care. Essentia, LWSI's complete software suite for Behavioral Health will be deployed throughout the agency.

“Meridian has always been at the forefront of the health and wellness needs of our local community, in addition to making contributions nationally,” said Maggie Labarta. Ph.D., President and CEO of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.   “Although a top priority for us was to find a comprehensive solution, it was also paramount to partner with a company committed to our mission, vision, and philosophy of care across the spectrum of services Meridian provides.  LWSI fit this critical criteria while providing a genuine sense of personal investment in our ultimate success.”

“It’s partners like Meridian that inspire us to collaborate on a solution,” stated LWSI Executive Vice President and COO, Randy Ready.  “We are honored by Meridian’s endorsement of our 30-year commitment to focus on delivering forward leaning technology for Behavioral Health, fully developed in-house and completely integrated on one platform.  Furthermore, we believe they recognize that LWSI strives to listen to our customers first and then tailor a solution to their specialized needs.”

Essentiawill be fit to enhance a multitude of Merdian’s program services, including: Children's, Outreach and Intervention, Forensic, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Inpatient, and Residential Services.   The platform’s integrated core functionality enables a cohesive workflow from human services to individual encounters to billing and revenue cycle management.  When therapists are confident in processes that queue ready, relevant, and compliant documentation, they can focus on providing effective quality care in an efficient manner.   

Meridian’s administrative and support teams will enjoy the same confidence, because Essentia has always maintained a consistent technical DNA, not grafted from disparate sources, assuring coherent functionality throughout their operational ecosystem. Furthermore, Meridian can trust that dedicated people at LWSI will endeavor to succeed and, moreover, exceed on their behalf.