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Case Study

Wofford College

Finding Greater Time Savings

Wofford College’s Counseling Services transitioned from Medicat’s Legacy Counseling product to Medicat One Counseling. The clinic has realized time savings that add up to truly make a difference in their clinical operations. Plus, onboarding new providers is streamlined, meaning new providers can start doing what they do best quicker – supporting students’ mental health and well-being.

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  • School
    Wofford College
  • Number of Students
  • Medicat Implementation
    September 2022
  • Solutions Required
    Medicat One Counseling
  • Location
    Spartanburg, SC
  • Website

The Problem

As a small but mighty clinic, resources and time are precious. After leaving paper records in the past and adopting Medicat’s Counseling EHR in 2017, clinic leaders knew they had gained many efficiencies. However, they knew they had the possibility to take their clinic’s operations to the next level.

“Even in just the last four years, our clinic has expanded a lot. We brought on a Counseling Director, additional providers, and I knew we needed a solution that could fit our growing clinic’s needs.

As Assistant Director of the clinic, I’m responsible for training our team on using our EHR. So when I saw how modern, intuitive, and easy-to-use Medicat One Counseling was, I knew I needed to take a deeper look.”

~ Kellie Nakatsu Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT, Assistant Director of Counseling

The Solution

Transitioning to Medicat One Counseling was the catalyst behind further streamlining Wofford’s clinical workflows. Improvements to provider schedules, student waitlists, customized forms, and templatized clinical notes became a reality.

“Writing notes and collecting student data is never something that counselors love doing. A goal of mine as Assistant Director is always to make charting as easy as possible for our providers.

We’ve built out a suite of customized forms that we’re able to tweak as we go. Plus, our note types and treatment plans are highly templatized, saving providers precious time between appointments or at the end of the day when they’re focused on charting student progress.

Just the fact that Medicat One Counseling is web-based saves providers time throughout the day, which adds up to be pretty significant. We’re no longer spending time opening a desktop application on our computers – we just open our browser and we’re good to go!”

~ Kellie Nakatsu Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT, Assistant Director of Counseling

The Result

Medicat One Counseling saves the clinic about 10 hours per week of time!

By the end of the first year that Wofford implemented Medicat One Counseling, the clinic saved an average of 10 hours per week on administrative tasks. This created the opportunity to use this time to see more students and carve out time for professional development.

Through the transition process, Wofford’s mental health providers have enjoyed continuous support from the Medicat team, optimizing their use of the software to fit their campus’ exact needs.

Finally, getting new providers up-to-speed on their new EHR software has been a breeze.

In fact, on average, new provider training decreased from two weeks to two days!

“I can’t thank our Implementation Specialist enough for skillfully guiding us through the transition process. It’s been wonderful growing our relationship with Medicat. At this point, they feel like our true partners.”

~ Kellie Nakatsu Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT, Assistant Director of Counseling