Choosing EMR Systems For Your Physical Therapy Practice

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While the process of transitioning to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems may seem overwhelming at first, marketing expert, physical therapist and EMR advocate, Nitin Chhoda assures practice owners the effort is well worth it.

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For physical therapy practice owners still sitting on the fence, Nitin Chhoda has valuable information that provides the final push needed for practice owners to make the transition advantageous, efficient and economical.

Utilizing physical therapy documentation software is an efficient means to simplifying and modernizing office procedures. EMR systems track patient contact information, procedures, billing and scheduling with just a click of a mouse. Creating permanent patient records with physical therapy EMR saves a great deal of time - time that can be used to spend with current patients, pursuing additional clients or for personal reasons.

There are several physical therapy EMR software systems on the market. Each system has both benefits and drawbacks. Chhoda advises therapists to spend significant time researching EMR systems prior to purchase. Chhoda stresses the importance of selecting an EMR that will benefit individual practices the most.

Motivating factors to consider when choosing EMR systems might include:

  •     Generating a higher income
  •     Improving office operation efficiency
  •     Providing improved services to patients
  •     Allowing more free time for physical therapy practice owners and staff
  •     Having the ability to track operating costs more efficiently

Chhoda advises practice owners to allow EMR systems to do double duty by using them to provide therapists with valuable marketing and analytical tools to track costs, justify treatments and improve reimbursements.

Features to look for in EMR systems software should include:

  •     Will the software be specific to my area of specialty?
  •     Does the system come with preloaded templates?
  •     How often is the software update?
  •     What customer support services are offered?
  •     Does the software include practice management software?

EMRs are fast becoming the chosen method of physical therapy and management of patients’ records and billing. For physical therapy practice owners still sitting on the fence, Nitin Chhoda has valuable information that provides the final push needed for practice owners to make the transition advantageous, efficient and economical, http://physicaltherapymanagement.com/physical-therapy-management/physical-therapy-management-explained. He welcomes the opportunity to assist physical therapy practice owners in choosing the best EMR system for them.

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.

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