Arizona Youth & Family Services Improves Clinical Outcomes with Robust EHR

For more than 14 years, Arizona Youth and Family Services (AYFS) has provided behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and young adults with moderate-tosevere behavioral problems.

In 2011, following Meaningful Use incentives to promote the adoption of health information technology (HIT), AYFS partnered with Topaz Information Solutions®—now NextGen Healthcare—to make the transition from paper to electronic behavioral health records.

“One of the biggest improvements we’ve seen over the past seven years is not only the automation of many processes but also having access to real-time data. This helps our staff make the most appropriate clinical decisions on behalf of the client,” said Joey Zepeda, director of operations, AYFS.

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