EMR software that has been designed exclusively for physical therapy services is by far a better solution. The learning curve is no more than what other programs take.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
There are lots of choices in business management software on the market, with more arriving each day. The real problem with most of these programs is that they are designed as a “one size fits all” package. In other words they fit a thousand different types of businesses. Most of them contain simple spreadsheets and a data base program.
“These off the shelf software programs, may be alright for the small start-up business, but they are not designed to be complex enough to handle the physical therapy documentation, billing and communication needs of a professional occupational or physical therapy office,” Nitin Chhoda said.
Choosing the best physical therapy documentation software for an office can be a challenge. However, talking with a consultant before making any decisions can be a time and money saving move for the physical therapist.
The “out of the box” type software programs may at first seem to provide an easy, affordable solution for moving into the digital age. But, Chhoda points out, “EMR software that has been designed exclusively for physical therapy services is by far a better solution. The learning curve is no more than what other programs take. In fact, software designed specifically for physical therapy services is actually easier in many cases, because you do not have to adapt the general programs to fit the needs of billing, office management and scheduling for the physical therapy office.”
“One of the biggest complaints I hear from physical therapy office staff is about how the software program they got doesn't work right, or they can't enter the right information into the program. Invariably they tell me it was a standard business software program,” Chhoda stated.
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.