Releasing certain information is a breach of patient privacy law under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, but an EMR helps you know what can be released or what's private.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 03, 2013
There is a trend throughout the physical therapy field to start using electronic medical record or EMR, because they protect a patient's HIPAA-protected medical information and simultaneously allow certain details to alert staff about a concern.
“Medical records and personally-identifiable health information are different things, but they all get interchanged,” explains Nitin Chhoda, a physical therapist and a leading authority in electronic medical records. “Releasing certain information is a breach of patient privacy law under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, but an EMR helps you know what can be released or what's private.”
Chhoda, author of “Physical Therapy Marketing for the New Economy”, has been explaining to people in the field how EMRs can help track treatments more efficiently and maintain accurate billing records. This software can also measure staff productivity in a particular office or department, ensuring that managers can eliminate certain overhead costs.
“EMRs allow a supervisor to assist with productivity, not single a staff member out for disciplinary action,” Chhoda explains. “An EMR is to cover everyone – patients, physical therapists and supervisors.”
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.