Electronic medical records provide physical therapists with the tools and advanced technology to meet those requirements and ensure privacy in all areas of a practice.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) September 15, 2013
“An EMR must comprise sufficient protection and administrative safeguards to ensure that individually identifiable health information is secure and available only to authorized personnel. These are some of the most important key functions a physical therapy EMR should have – privacy, security and protection of patient information,” said Chhoda.
Meeting Meaningful Use certification and standards are part of the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Electronic medical records provide physical therapists with the tools and advanced technology to meet those requirements and ensure privacy in all areas of a practice. Attaining enhanced documentation is not enough and Chhoda cautioned clinicians to examine the available EMR selections carefully prior to implementation.
According to Chhoda, an EMR is one of the most important tools therapists have at their disposal to maintain compliance and remain current on changes and updates in the laws that affect every medical professional. It’s essential that the chosen physical therapy software include individual login capabilities for each staff member and the ability to validate the credentials of those accessing information.
It is very important that each staff member is trained in all regulations relating to medical record management. This includes confidentiality of practice administration, patient records and reimbursement submissions. An EMR that includes date and time stamps are especially useful for providing detailed documentation about who accessed the records and when.
An electronic medical record system is a vital component of the 21st century medical practice to ensure the privacy, security and integrity of a clinic. Chhoda’s new information provides practitioners with critical data for the selection of an EMR to remain compliant with federal law, reimbursement requirements and the overall security of any 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.