One employee can easily maintain patient records and set and cancel appointments with a few clicks of the mouse instead of manually pulling files, updating the file then replacing it in the filing cabinet.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Therapists who use physical therapy scheduling software may also use the same software to help them organize all the paperwork related to a specific patient so they save time and money on patient documentation retrieval.
Putting a powerful software system in place can help a physical therapist and his or her office staff members maintain a patient’s physical therapy documentation much more efficiently. And with the right tools for tracking therapist performance, streamlining the check out and organization of client records, many tasks can be completed in minutes instead of hours.
Every physical therapist wants to make a good impression for each of their clients and to help patients get well. Unfortunately, there are number of stumbling blocks in a typical day at a PT clinic that can greatly reduce the employees' effectiveness. Nitin Chhoda, who is a well-known licensed physical therapist said, “The better organized a PT clinic is the fewer complaints they will receive from patients.”
Some lapses in support staff performance are unintentional, and many are simply the result of a lack of physical therapy software that can automate a lot of tasks such as scheduling appointments and retrieving patient records. Most of the software that’s developed for physical therapists may be custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each office.
One of the main benefits of physical therapy scheduling software is it can lower a clinic’s overhead by reducing the number of employees in the documentation department. One employee can easily maintain patient records and set and cancel appointments with a few clicks of the mouse instead of manually pulling files, updating the file then replacing it in the filing cabinet.
Another way a physical therapist can cut costs is train everyone in the office on new software packages so the staff may cover for an absent or otherwise busy employee. Every employee should be familiar with the software and know how to operate the many different functions to complete certain tasks.
Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.