Even though upgrading to an EMR system will take some time, it will be an advantage since all the patient details are readily available without resorting to the physical records anymore.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) March 24, 2013
Nitin Chhoda, an international private practice marketing expert and creator of a website called http://www.emrnews.com, has revealed in his latest blog post, that electronic medical record or the EMR system can now modernize the management of any physical therapy service as well as making tasks easier for the personnel, such as that of the receptionists and the physical therapists. "Patients do benefit from it as well," he added.
He strongly recommends that physical therapy services should integrate the EMR system into their management. Even though the implementation of the EMR system can be frightening, it is still worth the cost but it would entail everyone in the office to learn new strategies.
“The implementation of the EMR system will not be a success if the team that will utilize the system is not comfortable or skilled enough to operate it. In case there are nurses, doctors or personnel that are not skilled enough to operate the computer or even the physical therapy EMR, it would entail training,” Nitin Chhoda said.
He even added that “With the integration of an EMR system, it is important to ensure that all personnel in any physical therapy clinic are prepared and ready to use it on a daily basis. Of course, it cannot be denied that once the appropriate physical therapy EMR is integrated, it will change the work basis. It is recommended to examine how the system functions and discuss the potential changes to your personnel.”
By using physical therapy documentation software, it is efficient as long as users enter all the pertinent details. Even though upgrading to an EMR system will take some time, it will be an advantage since all the patient details are readily available without resorting to the physical records anymore. Just make sure that all the important records are entered into the system. If incomplete, the staff still needs to check on the physical records just to ensure that all the details are available.
According to Chhoda, prior to the implementation of an EMR system that provides physical therapy documentation, it is important to upgrade to the required hardware. There is no stability or reliability with the EMR system if the computers that the practice is using are outdated. Upgrading to the latest hardware is needed to operate the EMR system at its best.
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.