An EMR can help track the source of referrals that come into a physical therapist’s office, monitor the number of new patients and ascertain how many potential clients make an appointment then show up to be treated.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 11, 2012
Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist and a practice marketing expert, has a strong advocate for EMR systems and their many uses for physical therapists. Chhoda said, “Many therapists don’t understand the full array of benefits to be gained with an EMR which is why I started a website which helps physical therapists get the most out of their systems.”
A well designed electronic medical records system can provide valuable information that therapists can use to increase their revenues, market their business to a broader range of clients and get paid faster than ever before. “Transitioning to an EMR will instantly streamline procedures, reduce waste and eliminate the duplication of costly tests,” said Chhoda. EMR management may become mandatory in the near future in the United States.
In 2009, President Obama sited implementing EMRs by the year 2014 as an element of his total economic plan to reduce spending. President Obama noted that the primary benefit for physical therapists would be the reduction of preventable medical errors which occur as a result of poor documentation procedures. Chhoda agrees with the president’s assessment and noted that EMRs provide therapists with incredibly valuable marketing and analytical tools to help them keep track of wasteful spending and to justify treatments by documenting each procedure given to patients.
An EMR can help track the source of referrals that come into a physical therapist’s office, monitor the number of new patients and ascertain how many potential clients make an appointment then show up to be treated. With that kind of information easily available, therapists will learn where to focus their marketing efforts to generate new business.
Therapists who implement an EMR system designed specifically for physical therapy services will be able to determine where to expand services or open a new facility based on credible data. They can chart staffing needs to save on overhead and learn about the number of cancellations and no-shows that occur every week.
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.