The transition to EMR systems are typically viewed as an arduous battle by many clinicians and managers. The biggest challenge is to ensure that the system is efficient as well as ensuring that all personnel will stick with it.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
"Even though advancement nowadays is common, certain fields that were accustomed to traditional methods might take some time to adjust to advancements when it comes to the management," international private practice marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda said.
As per his website, emrnews.com, he added that by stressing the importance of correctly integrating the EMR system, these electronic medical records for physical therapy services are essential for the proper and efficient management of physical therapy practice. The transition to EMR systems are typically viewed as an arduous battle by many clinicians and managers. The biggest challenge is to ensure that the system is efficient as well as ensuring that all personnel will stick with it.
According to Nitin Chhoda, the implementation of the physical therapy EMR is the responsibility of the clinic manager or the administrative executive. Regardless who is responsible for the implementation task, it is important that all aspects are covered. It typically requires setting up a schedule for the implementation as well as the management of the expectations in order to prevent any overwhelmed responses due to the changes. It is also essential to examine and categorize the present resources in order to determine the additional needs.
“During the implementation process, choosing a point person is essential. The important role of this person is to oversee all the expectations from the rest of the staff. The biggest challenge during the transition to a physical therapy EMR is that most of the staff does not want to change. There must be a staff member buy-in that must be prioritized by conduction meetings or interviews. All the staff must be reviewed to some extent and the changes that they need to make must be determined and discussed earlier,” Chhoda added.
Investing on training programs for the practice’ personnel are a good choice. Since the EMR system has the main purpose to boost the efficiency and productivity, it is important that the personnel are skilled in operating it. Even though there might be a lag during the initial phase, providing training before the implementation will make the transition period smoother and faster.
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.