The Benefits of Using Electronic Medical Records in a Physical Therapy Practice Shared
Nitin Chhoda, a marketing guru and doctor of physical therapy, has been at the forefront of encouraging physical therapy practices around the globe to adopt electronic medical records systems (EMR).
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 03, 2012
EMR can be used in physical therapy management as well as physical therapy documentation and has a number of advantages. Records can be updated in real-time, and billing and coding can both be done with greater ease.
Chhoda says that physical therapy offices with an EMR system have increased productivity, referrals, and revenues. Having a good EMR system also helps to prevent lawsuits, eliminates common billing and coding errors, and expedites payments to patients and insurers. Any EMR system should be able to keep track of the office's total number of new patients and referrals that are received each month. With an EMR system in place, physical therapists can see with the click of a button just how many patients made appointments in any given month.
EMR is a wonderful tool when used as a physical therapy documentation system. Patient referrals and leads can be tracked through the EMR software so that office managers can see where the office's marketing efforts need to be put to use.
With regard to scheduling, every physical therapy office knows that cancellations do happen. An EMR system should be able to tell a therapist how many patients have cancelled, whether they have rescheduled their appointment, and on what date the appointment was rescheduled. Physical therapists can use their EMR for physical therapy services and to keep track of patient progress. The software can also be used to determine the types of physical therapy procedures a patient is receiving, and how many patients are being treated on average each day, plus the average time spent with each patient.
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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