Tips and Tricks for Patient Management Revealed by a Practice Marketing Expert, Nitin Chhoda

Streamlining patient management is critical to the financial success of a smooth running physical therapist office. A physical therapist and international marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, shares information on how to increase productivity in a private practice office. This information is also shared in his latest blog post.

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Electronic Medical Records

This is becoming very important. If something should happen and the office would be destroyed by a fire, flood or other disaster, even a computer hard drive crash, the entire office can be back up and running quickly by the click of a couple buttons.

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Nitin Chhoda says, “One of the best tips I can offer for any office is to get an EMR (electronic medical record) system up and running as soon as possible. Physical and occupational therapy software, can transform an office and its staff into a powerful operation that allows the PT and staff more time to work with patients.”

Here are some tips and tricks that Chhoda offers for an efficient running physical therapy office. According to him, EMR for physical therapy billing allows patients to have invoices sent by email, rather than printed or mailed bills. As a side benefit it helps the office “go green”, by saving not only the paper used for the invoice itself, but also for the envelope, return envelope, stamps and a paper check being returned. Not to mention any other follow-up reminders that would need to be sent.

Patient scheduling using PT scheduling software as well as having an online schedule makes it an easy matter for the physical therapist and staff to access records. They can set follow-up appointments all in one location. This also saves the office staff a lot of extra time, transferring the hand written information into several different reporting systems for billing, account and inner office communication, this is done all at once rather than having separate paper files that need to be pulled for each appointment. The therapist and staff can easily bring up schedules online using secure encrypted software.

Other tips Chhoda says works is using an EMR system to keep in touch with patients by using e-cards for follow up appointment reminders. One more of the many uses of physical and occupational therapy software, is that reports can be easily transferred and stored in PDF (Portable Document File) format. This allows the files to take up less space on a hard drive. Store files using a secure off site cloud backup system. Chhoda added, “This is becoming very important. If something should happen and the office would be destroyed by a fire, flood or other disaster, even a computer hard drive crash, the entire office can be back up and running quickly by the click of a couple buttons.”

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.