Further, they allow sharing of information between client’s physicians and their physical therapist, bill patients insurance companies, track payments, and effectively coordinate patient scheduling.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Nitin Chhoda is a medical community trailblazer, on a mission to change the way physical therapy documentation, billing, and patient scheduling are conducted. EMR (electronic medical record) and its use in physical therapy has the potential to save clinics billions of dollars, while speeding up and increasing the quality of care provided by practitioners.
“When I moved over to EMR for physical therapy services, I had huge rooms, and a large storage locker filled with paperwork and patient documentation,” explains licensed physical therapist, Nitin Chhoda, “After I moved over, I was able to stop creating more paperwork, digitize my existing paperwork, and stop paying rent for all of this extra space. It so changed the way I practice everything from scheduling, to billing, to documentation became much easier, and if I make a visit to a patient in a hospital, I can pull up their records on my iPad.”
Cloud-based EMR software is similar to software deployed nearly a decade ago in other industries like banking, sales, and inventory management. The medical field has lagged in the development and integration of physical therapy documentation software, continuing to do most clinical functions by hand, which is labor intensive and expensive. These new software solutions allow clinicians easy access to patient information which is stored remotely, through all of the most popular devices available today. Further, they allow sharing of information between client’s physicians and their physical therapist, bill patients insurance companies, track payments, and effectively coordinate patient scheduling.
Chhoda has long been a leader in the use and implementation of physical therapy scheduling software. His latest venture, EMR News website has the aim of helping other clinics come online in the same way he had, and realize the savings which technology can bring when properly implemented into the clinical environment. The website is currently a leading source of information on the shift towards electronic medical records, which was pushed through in 2009 by President Obama, and the United States Congress.
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.