Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
There is a growing trend in the physical therapy field to use electronic medical records, or EMRs, which protects a patient's HIPAA-protected medical information while also allowing specific details to alert staff to particular warnings.
“The different terms for medical records and personally-identifiable health information are interchanged often, but they all have distinct meanings,” explains Nitin Chhoda, a physical therapist and an expert in electronic medical record technology. “Inappropriate releasing certain details is a breach of patient privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, but an EMR filters what can be legitimately released to the right people.”
Chhoda, author of “Physical Therapy Marketing for the New Economy”, has been holding seminars to explain how EMRs can help reduce paperwork, track treatments more efficiently and keep billing codes organized. This software can also measure productivity of staff members and physical therapist with a particular office or department, ensuring that your office is eliminating overhead costs.
“An electronic medical record system allows a supervisor to help work with staff to encourage productivity, not single them out for disciplinary action,” Chhoda says. “An EMR is to cover all people – securing patient information, enabling physical therapists to be aware of medical issues with a patient, and allowing supervisors to analyze any issues before it affects the staff as a whole.”
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.