Nitin Chhoda, a Physical Therapist and Marketer, Reveals the Benefits of Using the Newest Web-Based Physical Therapy Documentation System

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Even as the deadline approaches for the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) system, the battle continues to rage over whether to choose a Web-based EMR or establish an on-site server. Physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, is an EMR early adopter and says web-based systems are far superior to others and is sharing his new findings with therapists to help them make an informed decision on their selection of an EMR as early as this year.

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Chhoda said with the right web-based system, transitioning to an EMR takes less time than with an on-site system and practice owners won’t have to invest in an expensive team of IT specialists.

“A web-based EMR is environmentally friendly, saves money and doesn’t require the installation of extensive infrastructure,” said Chhoda. “ EMRs are available that can have clinics up and running in as little as 30 minutes and provide online training in their usage.”

Chhoda said one of the biggest benefits of a web-based physical therapy EMR is the cost savings. A web-based system operates and saves information in the cloud, eliminating the need to purchase servers and update existing infrastructure. Those who choose to house an EMR on-site are responsible for maintaining their own security and remaining HIPAA compliance.

Those who fail to meet the appropriate standards as 2014 approaches will face severe penalties and expensive lawsuits.Clinics also save valuable time with an EMR, increasing efficiency and productivity throughout the practice. A web-based system provides extreme portability within the office and for practices that offer services in satellite locations. Web-based systems can be accessed anywhere an Internet connection is available. Clinicians can easily expand their services into other areas for increased avenues of revenue.

Web-based PT documentation software for today's business offers the convenience of online training, allowing staff members to learn the system without interrupting the clinic’s natural workflow. Chhoda said with the right web-based system, transitioning to an EMR takes less time than with an on-site system and practice owners won’t have to invest in an expensive team of IT specialists,

A web-based EMR expands the repertoire of electronic capabilities for practices that allows them to save money on everything from office supplies to postage. It’s an environmentally friendly alternative that doesn’t require costly equipment and infrastructure upgrades. It also provides portability that enables clinics to take advantage of expanding opportunities in physical therapy markets.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at

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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