Nitin Chhoda Shares New Advantages of a Web-Based EMR System

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There are still practice owners who are vacillating between a web-based EMR versus an on-site or server-based system. Physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, has compiled a new list of advantages for those implementing a web-based system.

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Both types of EMR can be employed with tablet technology, but only a web-based system can be accessed from any location with Internet access, allowing practitioners to work from a variety of locations.

“EMRs are costly and practitioners should be aware that there are low-cost systems that offer all the advantages but without the high price tag,” said Chhoda. “There are electronic medical records systems that are specifically designed for physical therapy practices, a fundamental consideration when choosing an office system that will be with the clinic for years to come.”

Both types of EMRs, whether web-based or server-based, will provide documentation, electronic billing and patient portals. However, the way in which the two deliver these services can be vastly different in terms of convenience, expansion capabilities, and the ease with which staff can learn to use. Chhoda shares the following advantages of selecting a web-based EMR over a server-based system.

  • A web-based EMR offers lightweight portability that allows practitioners to expand their services into other venues for increased profitability. Both types of EMR can be employed with tablet technology, but only a web-based system can be accessed from any location with Internet access, allowing practitioners to work from a variety of locations.
  • The merchant of a web-based EMR system is responsible for security, backups, maintenance, IT support and maintaining the software a HIPAA compliant. Practice owners who use a server-based system must accomplish those tasks themselves, along with maintaining databases, workstations and networking, all of which are time consuming and expensive endeavors.
  • Although both types of EMR systems utilize an Internet connection, only web-based EMRs are less affected by peak Internet usage. Unlike server-based systems, data transmission with a web-based EMR isn’t confined to the speeds of labs, hospitals, pharmacies and other professionals with which the clinic needs to communicate.

Chhoda’s new information on the advantages of a web-based EMR physical therapy software system is based on years of extensive experience with EMRs and office systems designed to increase practice efficiency, bolster patient numbers and boost profitability. Choosing a web-based EMR designed for physical therapists will ensure the practice has a system that will serve them well for many years to come.

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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