Askesis adds California's Didi Hirsch and Aviva Children and Family Services to its List of PsychConsult Provider Software Clien

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Askesis Development Group, Inc., a leader in software solutions for the behavioral health, addictions treatment and social services markets, is continuing to grow its client list in California by adding Los Angeles-based Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and Aviva Children and Family Services.

These organizations have selected PsychConsult Provider's Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution to support their organizations and enhance their ability to deliver integrated treatment to their customers.

Didi Hirsch, located in Culver City, Ca., has provided mental health and substance abuse services for almost 70 years and serves 70,000 consumers annually.

"After reviewing numerous electronic health records, we selected PsychConsult because it was the most comprehensive and flexible," said Kita Curry, PhD, President and CEO of Didi Hirsch. "We look forward to working with Askesis because of its reputation for integrity and customer service."

PsychConsult Provider is designed to integrate organizations' clinical workflow and revenue cycle, streamlining day-to-day activities. The software facilitates the creation and maintenance of a complete medical record while promoting outcomes-based care.

According to Tom Bernal, CFO of Aviva Children and Family Services, Askesis offers the best product for their needs. "When we prepared to implement an electronic health records system, we found that PsychConsult Provider was comprehensive, easy to use, and both our administrators and staff are enthusiastic about working with it," Bernal said.

Aviva operates in Los Angeles helping at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth and their families function more effectively as individuals.

"We're proud to have the opportunity to support these two organizations while we grow our list of clients in the LA County area," said Sharon Hicks, the CEO of Askesis.  

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About Askesis Development Group

Askesis Development Group, Inc., is a Pittsburgh-based technology software company specializing in software solutions for mental health, addictions treatment, and social services providers. Askesis Development Group believes that designing a premiere software solution begins with a deep understanding of the industry. Askesis' leadership has decades of direct clinical and operational experience in a multitude of behavioral health and IT roles.

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