EMR Introduced for Patient Management in PT Clinics of 2012

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Electronic record management is not exactly a new field in physical therapy, but some clinics still rely on written paper records. Nitin Chhoda, a private practice marketing expert and licensed physical therapist, authors EMR (Electronic Medical Records) News, a website/blog, primer, review and information website for physical therapy EMR. It has been created last month, in order to provide information of high technology type of documentation for private practice owners.

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Good EMR software can even be updated from an iPad or other tablet device while a physical therapy patient is undergoing therapy.

“EMR for physical therapy management of today's clinician can even save money,” Chhoda said. More of these have been shared on his latest website.

“Good automatic cross-referencing will immediately shows what was done in the past, and what needs to be done in the future. And this will definitely avoid unnecessary duplication,” he said. “With insurance companies looking over records with what seems like microscopes these days, duplicated services are going to be rejected. That is lost money for a clinic.”

Good EMR software can even be updated from an iPad or other tablet device while a physical therapy patient is undergoing therapy. This cuts down on the chance for mistakes in physical therapy documentation, he said.

Physical therapy billing software is the second most critical part of the clinic from a profit and loss point of view. By accurately documenting therapy especially as it takes place, you are in a much better position to have claims with an insurance company processed without problem,” he said.

Another very real value comes in other savings. Hard copy records take up valuable office space. They must be photocopied in order to send to other medical offices and mailed or hand delivered. Electronic records can be encrypted and securely emailed. No excess paper, no worries about things lost in the mail and no postage and envelop expense.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

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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