The Clear Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Storage for Physical Therapy Practice

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By storing physical therapy health information electronically in computerized medical records, health care providers are able to finish their patient charting quicker, allowing more vacant time to schedule more patients. The increased efficiency of this type of medical records storage means a more effective physical therapy practice.

Electronic Medical Records

If a practice manager has not yet explored the advantages of having records and files in an electronic system, they owe it to themselves and their patients to consider this type of move.

Instant access to electronic health records also allows providers to chart during their patient encounters as opposed to several hours later. In theory, this enhances accuracy of the patient’s health record and decreases lag time of documentation. As you know, most insurance companies require accurate documentation prior to paying for your services to a patient.

Proponents of EMR also make the case that digital medical record storage helps prevent filing errors. Most old style paper records and charts are not backed up in a secondary location. This lack of back up puts these files at risk. Physical therapy client medical record storage through digital means eliminates any threats of losing the vital patient health information in an emergency.

Many electronic medical record systems are backed up every day automatically and are accessible almost anywhere in the world. If a practice manager has not yet explored the advantages of having records and files in an electronic system, they owe it to themselves and their patients to consider this type of move. To know more about its many advantages, click here.

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.

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