The New Physical Therapy Software Enhances the Physical Therapy Practice According to International Private Practice Marketing Expert

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Electronic medical records (EMRs) system can assist clinic owners in enhancing their practices, services and patient care. Physical therapist and early EMR adopter, Nitin Chhoda, is a recognized authority on EMRs and showed to therapists how EMR can enhance their practice and increase productivity.

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The EMR contains all the tests, medications, surgeries, allergies and procedures related to the patient, allowing clinicians to dispense with costly and wasteful duplication of tests so therapeutic measures can begin sooner.

"Until today, many therapists have questions, concerns and fears about EMRs and it’s delayed them from implementing one of the most useful tools they’ll ever have for their practice. An electronic medical record system will actually enhance any practice, from the way clinic owners submit reimbursements to their interaction with patients,” said Chhoda.

EMRs are continuously improving which allow therapists to enhance every aspect of their practice. Many clinicians are still concerned about remaining HIPAA compliant. Others fear that an EMR will be an intrusive factor during doctor-patient interactions, preventing a true client-therapist connection. Some practitioners view EMR technology as potentially overwhelming. Chhoda offered the latest tips on how to use an EMR to enhance their practice.

Training Opportunities
Therapists can now utilize their EMR through the vehicle of an iPad to teach clients about their conditions, treatments and options. Systems are compatible with multiple web browsers and can help educate clients through photos, videos and text to help them take a more active role in their treatments, outcomes and recovery. As a trusted source, therapists have the ability to provide patients with reliable information to prevent misunderstandings and misinformation.

Accelerated Treatment
In order for treatments to begin quicker, an EMR provides therapists with instant access to a client’s complete health record. The EMR contains all the tests, medications, surgeries, allergies and procedures related to the patient, allowing clinicians to dispense with costly and wasteful duplication of tests so therapeutic measures can begin sooner.

Enhanced Patient Interaction
Physical therapy documentation software provides therapists with the latest and multiple means of communicating with clients using 21st century technology. Reminders about appointments and outstanding balances can be delivered via email, phone, and text and voice messaging. Patients’ wait time is reduced as they arrive for their appointment because they can complete health histories and other pertinent documents online.

Increased Cash Flow
Physical therapy software allows clinicians to manage their cash flow more efficiently with electronic reimbursement submissions. Claims can be submitted individually or automated for batch submissions at the end of the day. Funds can be approved and deposited directly into accounts in days instead of weeks or months. Advanced billing and coding options drastically reduce the number of denials and requests for additional information.

Physical therapy software offers powerful tools to communicate, educate and accelerate office tasks and procedures. Patients enjoy an enhanced level of care with treatments that can be initiated sooner. Quicker turnarounds on reimbursements provide practice owners with the needed funds to conduct business on a daily basis, while offering the means for clinicians to plan, expand and build prosperous practices.

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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