EMRs can scan, digitize and sort information much faster than a team of support staff. And documents, photos, test results and x-rays can be easily added via a tablet to become part of the patient’s permanent health record.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2013
In the future, a tablet-based EMR system will be a necessary component of physical therapy documentation software because of standardization and the many advantages it offers. Chhoda said, “EMRs can scan, digitize and sort information much faster than a team of support staff. And documents, photos, test results and x-rays can be easily added via a tablet to become part of the patient’s permanent health record.”
“I’ve been thinking about buying a few tablets for my office and your article has made the decision for me. I’d be remiss if I didn’t use a tablet. When I visit my patients in their home I have to take all the forms with me and fill them out and then come back to office and give them to my office manager so she can enter the information on our computer.” – Patrick Johnson, MPT
“A large number of states in the USA limit the amount of patients a physical therapist can treat in one hour so the more efficient a physical therapy EMR functions, the more money a practitioner can make” said Chhoda. Dr. Alfred Petersen in Long Island agrees. He said, “A tablet based EMR is a no brainer as far as I’m concerned which is why I’ve invested money in six tablets for my office.”
Recent studies show the biggest benefit of utilizing a tablet-based EMR is the elimination of data entry redundancy. A well-integrated web-based electronic medical records system allows PT professionals to input patient data on-the-fly and there’s no need to re-enter the information on an office computer. Chhoda said, “If you do it correctly, you can save a lot of time and effort and increase the quality of your record keeping with a tablet-based system.”
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.