Once the paper is gone, there is little need for those bulky file cabinets, freeing up more space in the office for additional equipment that can actually provide income for the office.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 28, 2013
“The digital age has ushered in a way to end the clutter and streamline the time and effort needed to retain files, and gain patient information quickly,” said Chhoda. “Physical therapy software or also known as electronic medical records (EMR), can empty those old file cabinets and dated record keeping systems. However, many practitioners still wonder if the transition will be worth it.”
He added that the benefits of EMR for physical therapy services far outweigh any disadvantages that may seem to exist. One of the biggest objections that he usually hear from other physical and occupational therapists is the learning curve that is devoted to physical therapy management software. Bu the truth is that he has found ways to make the learning curve for the therapist and staff very easy and time effective.
Chhoda said that the pure reduction in the amount of paper that a physical therapy office uses is truly amazing. Once the paper is gone, there is little need for those bulky file cabinets, freeing up more space in the office for additional equipment that can actually provide income for the office.
He noted that original documents are scanned into the physical therapy documentation software system. The storage space required by the EMR is so small; hundreds of thousands of bits of information can be stored in a space no bigger than a thumb nail. The files are easily searched, transferred to other staff members and offices instantly, and can be secured off site for safety purposes.
Using EMR for physical therapy services will reduce the amount of time looking for files, billing, communicating with patients, doctors and staff.
And because of the automated EMR system, the practitioner can save more time, money and possible loss of files. It is the very same reason why physical therapist are joining the digital age and switching to electronic medical records for their practices.
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.