He added that marketing tools such as monitoring new patients, discovering how many new patients actually schedule appointments, and determining the number of cancellations and no-shows can be obtained by implementing an EMR.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
“While the process of transitioning to EMR may seem overwhelming at first, the effort is well worth it,” said Chhoda. “Utilizing physical therapy documentation software is an excellent means of simplifying and modernizing office procedures.”
The latest EMR systems that is designed for specific practice can track patient contact information, procedures, billing and scheduling with a click of a mouse. Generating permanent patient records with EMR is quicker and saves a great deal of time - time that can be used to spend with current patients, pursuing additional clients or for personal reasons.
According to Chhoda, there are several EMR systems available in the market and each system has its own individual benefits and drawbacks. He advises therapists to spend significant time researching EMR systems prior to purchase. It is very important to select an EMR that will benefit each individual practice best.
He advises clinicians to allow EMR systems to do multiple tasks and provide them with valuable marketing and analytical tools to track costs, justify treatments and improve reimbursements. He added that marketing tools such as monitoring new patients, discovering how many new patients actually schedule appointments, and determining the number of cancellations and no-shows can be obtained by implementing an EMR.
Physical therapy billing and coding capabilities of the latest EMRs provide facility owners with a convenient method of accessing a patient’s complete medical record, including treatments, procedures and prescriptions prescribed by other medical professionals. Traditional paper records have the potential of being subjected to any number of disasters.
In unavoidable or natural disasters such as fire, flood or others, paper records often don't survive. EMRs can very well be the only method of accessing patient information after a devastating event. EMRs also provide continued documentation in the event that a physical therapist retires, relocates or dies. Additionally, the cost of maintaining paper records and the space to store them are eliminated with an EMR system.
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.