Denville, NJ (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Nitin Chhoda, an expert therapist and market analyst personally advocates the other physical therapists to use physical therapy documentation and physical therapy management system so that their efficiency and profitability increases. ‘’The first step of a successful EMR implementation is to find the right system for your practice."’ explains Chhoda. He also adds, ‘’Choosing the best EMR system might be tricky, but if you follow some rules, you will know intuitively which one to pick’’. Chhoda talks about preparing a checklist and ensuring everything is okay while a therapist is taking the final decision regarding the EMR system for the practice.
Check if investment made in physical therapist's specific software
It is very important to get the physical therapy software that is designed just for them. In that case, a therapist can save a lot of time, energy and effort in educating the staff and again he does not need to pay additional amount to the vendor in customizing the software.
Check for flexibility
As an industry expert, Chhoda believes that the most tempting idea is to blindly believe that everything can be done automatically and the built-in settings can solve everything. However, the truth is that the operation and administration rules will vary everywhere and therefore the new EMR system should be able to provide space for customization, i.e. that the system should be flexible enough to accommodate the changes a therapist might need to add.
Check if the therapy center is ready to learn
Bringing changes to a place does not always change everything overnight, and especially when the people are not ready to go for the changes. So the staff and patients need to be convinced first about the benefits of the system. Chhoda wishes that the therapists will first be aware about the benefits of using the systems and then go for the final investment. Afterwards, they must make sure that there is a learning environment that can incorporate changes at future times as well.
Chhoda shows examples of extraordinary help by using the physical therapy EMR systems with a few services that he developed like patient contact from Clinical Contact or a Therapy Newsletter. These are useful services for the therapists to make the data recording and analysis process an easier one.
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.