A Better Way is a nonprofit that empowers children and families in Northern California. They are also an Exym customer. They serve the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano. They provide the highest quality services to children in – or at risk of entering – foster care, and their families, with the goal of establishing loving and lasting relationships. Their staff empowers children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, and economic well-being.
About A Better Way
A Better Way was founded in 1996 as a Foster Family Program. Since then, they have grown into a comprehensive foster and adoption services agency, providing adoption, community training, parent advocacy, and behavioral health services to children and families at risk or involved with the foster care system. Since 1996, A Better Way has provided foster care placements to more than 2,000 children and has finalized 300 adoptions. A Better Way has provided behavioral health services to close to 2,500 children, many of whom live in the communities’ most impoverished and violence-ridden neighborhoods. In addition to behavioral health services, they provide intensive support and case management for parents pursuing reunification through our Parent Engagement Program with the help of parents who have successfully navigated the reunification process. Annually, A Better Way serves over 450 foster and adoptive children and families though behavioral health services and the Parent Engagement Program. All of A Better Way’s programs emphasize a strengths-based, capacity-building approach that helps parents and families achieve lasting success.
A Better Way + Exym Behavioral Health EHR
A Better Way has been an Exym customer since 2018. When deciding which EHR to move forward with, Winston Berger, Director of IT and Data Systems said “I truly appreciated the integrity displayed by Exym in the sales process…Every other EHR vendor told us “our system can do anything” while Exym was very clear about which elements on our shopping list Exym could actually address, which ones were in the pipeline, and which were not likely to appear.” This enabled A Better Way to make an educated decision about the best EHR software for mental health that would meet their needs as an agency. Once they made the move to Exym, Berger said “Within the first weeks of implementation, clinical staff had a better understanding of Exym than they did of the EHR we’d used for the previous 3 years. Exym also immediately gave us much better control over complex Medi-Cal service upload processes in multiple counties.”
Exym’s mission when working with behavioral health agencies is to empower them to do the work that matters through their behavioral health EHR. Because Exym is so easy-to-use, customers are able to implement quickly and save time. Workflows can be made more efficient from how they were done in prior inefficient EHR’s, and Exym’s extensive training helps all users feel confident and comfortable using the software. Exym delivers best-in-class customer support and a behavioral health EHR product on the cutting-edge of behavioral health outcome measurement and reporting.
Support A Better Way
Exym wants to support and highlight agencies that are doing the work that matters. Our mission is to fundamentally improve publicly-funded mental health services by giving our customers the freedom to focus on care. Some of the care A Better Way provides includes behavioral health services, foster care and adoption services, family strengthening and parent advocacy. If you’d like to support A Better Way, click below!