An EMR for physical therapy services can be customized to accommodate the needs of individual practices. As treatments and procedures evolve within the practice, an EMR provides the ability to reflect changes in the industry.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2012
Electronic medical records (EMR) offer an extensive variety of advantages over a paper-based system that relies on a mountain of folders and the space to store them. Physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, is in the forefront of those advocating for EMRs and has released a new list of benefits to be gained by a web-based physical therapy documentation system.
“It’s essential to obtain an EMR for physical therapy services,” said Chhoda. “To obtain the full benefits of an EMR system it should be specifically designed for use in a physical therapy practice.”
EMRs for physical therapists run the gamut, from those that provide basic documentation services to complete systems that address all facets of the practice and integrate easily with the normal workflow of the individual office. Chhoda cited the following advantages of a web-based physical therapy documentation system.
- Speed – physical therapy documentation software enables fast access to records from virtually any location. There’s no need to wait for records to pass through the postal system or rely on the memory of patients about the treatments, procedures and prescriptions they may have had. Billing can be done electronically to reduce reimbursement turnarounds and bring funds into the practice quicker.
- Less expensive – A physical therapy EMR reduces costs in a number of areas, from postage and paper to storage space and bulky computer systems..
- Business metrics – An EMR provides the means for physical therapists to monitor and track the success of marketing efforts, determine where to focus future efforts, and ascertain where referrals are originating. Therapists can discover which referrals are making appointments, pinpoint those unlikely to follow through with treatment, and establish protocols for patients that require reminders.
- Organization – Chhoda noted that PT documentation software offers intelligent organization of information, allowing for quick and easy documentation. A user-friendly interface reduces the time needed to learn the system and provides an intuitive means of entering information.
- Flexibility – An EMR for physical therapy services can be customized to accommodate the needs of individual practices. As treatments and procedures evolve within the practice, an EMR provides the ability to reflect changes in the industry.
Chhoda is a champion of software and office systems that expedites documentation, reimbursements and improves patient care. He said an EMR for physical therapy services meets all those needs. His new list of benefits for a web-based physical therapy documentation system provides physical therapists with a starting point to seek the electronic medical records system that’s right for their practice.
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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