Share

Last week, we tackled the topic of Internet connections. In that post, I noted that many of our Members found that WebPT works best via a cable connection. That got me thinking: what about browsers, hardware, routers, and all that other tech gear that makes your clinic run?

Apparently, I wasn't the only one wondering these things. Frequently, our Members ask us what technologies we recommend to optimize WebPT. While our software works great with just about any setup, there are some steps you can take to create the most ideal WebPT experience.

Internet Connection
We recommend Cable or DSL Internet with a connection speed of at least 1 Mbps (megabits per second) upload and 10 Mbps download. If your clinic uses QuickScan and/or eDoc, you'll benefit from a faster upload speed.

Wireless Routers
Pretty much any current wireless router will work great with WebPT. However, many therapists have said that the Linksys E3000 and Asus RT-N16 router models work well. Just make sure that the quality of your router is in in proportion to your clinic’s router workload; (the more Internet users, the better the router you’ll need).

PC Hardware and Software
Are you a PC? If so, we recommend running Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate with at least 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, and a 20” Monitor—anything less than 20" and your eyes may plot your demise while you sleep.

As for a web browser, your WebPT experience will be most excellent with Firefox version 3.6 or later, Google Chrome 13 or later, or Internet Explorer 9 or later. For your computer's anti-virus software, we vote Microsoft Security Essentials, which is available as a free download from Microsoft.

Macintosh Hardware and Software
If you're a Mac, use any current model, except the MacBook Air, and you'll meet our recommended requirements of 4 GB RAM and 500 GB disk space. For your operating system, we suggest OS X 10.5 Snow Leopard or later.

On Macs, WebPT performs best with Firefox version 5 or later or Google Chrome 13 or later.

iPad
We recommend the 32 GB iPad 2 or better as well as the standard Wi-Fi connection on all iPad 2 models. We don't currently recommend using the iPad 3G network connection.

Android Tablets

Unfortunately, the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon Kindle Fire, and the Barnes & Noble's Nook Color and Tablet do not offer an ideal user experience with WebPT. The good news is that Android tablets are constantly improving and we're always evaluating (and reevaluating) technology; so hopefully, these tablets can join the WebPT party soon.

There you have it: the ideal WebPT setup.

If you don't have all these recommendations, no worries. As I said before, WebPT works well with just about any setup. But if you're considering investing in a new computer or iPad for your clinic (or are looking to collect my blog posts like Pokemon cards), definitely keep these recommendations handy.

Are you looking for an EMR? - Regular Banner
How to Optimize Your WebPT Setup Image

article Feb 5, 2014

How to Optimize Your WebPT Setup

As a cloud-based application, WebPT works with any Internet browser on virtually any web-enabled device. That said, there are some devices that are a bit more WebPT-compatible than others. So, in the interest of providing our Members with the best possible user experience, we’ve compiled the following recommendations. Read on to learn how to optimize your technology for WebPT. Internet Speed For WebPT to run quickly and smoothly, make sure you have an Internet connection speed of …

article Nov 14, 2013

The Ideal WebPT Setup, 2013 Edition

Last year, I wrote a blog post on the ideal WebPT setup . In that post, I discussed what technologies—like browsers, hardware, and routers—we recommend to optimize WebPT. Of course, technology changes almost daily, so I thought I’d revisit and update our recommendations. In general, our application works great with just about any setup, but the following suggestions will help you create the most ideal WebPT experience.   Internet Connection We recommend cable or DSL Internet with a …

article Jun 15, 2011

WebPT TOP 10 Benefits for Multi-Clinic Practices

Working together just got easier Practices with multiple clinics are realizing the benefits of WebPT in a big way.  WebPT's focus on simplicity, compliance, and ease of use make it truly unique. But the biggest headaches for multiple clinics vanish when clinics take advantage of the elegant built-in features that save time and money while enhancing standardization across clinics.   TOP 10 Benefits to Multi-Clinic Practices Implement in one hour not weeks - Implementing an EMR across …

article Aug 13, 2011

How to tell if an EMR will help or hinder your practice

While looking at an EMR for your clinic, it can be hard to understand what will work for you and what won't. To add to it, the messages in the industry seem a bit mixed and muddled. On any given day, you may read an article outlining all of the reasons why EMR adoption is slow and difficult for a non-technical staff.   A number of reasons fault the user and not the software. The next day, …

article Jan 31, 2011

iPad Alternatives - Mobile Tablet Technologies for Physical Therapists

The iPad has so far dominated the conversation in the healthcare world when it comes to mobile technology, but there are a few shortcomings being pointed out by medical professionals. Most of these shortcomings can be circumvented through planning and consideration, but these things may be opening the door for other technology providers to make their way into the medical world. For instance, if you are still using a desktop application in your clinic process, it simply …

article Dec 5, 2013

WebPT Helps Finish Line PT Achieve Greatness

Earlier this year at Evolve New York, we were lucky enough to meet Finish Line PT owner Michael Conlon, PT , and learn how WebPT has helped his clinic reach a new level of success. Today, we thought we’d share his story with you. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Finish Line PT is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in treating endurance athletes, like runners and triathletes. Since opening its doors in 2006 as …

article Apr 22, 2013

Quick Tips for Improving Work Efficiency in Your Rehab Therapy Clinic

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve dedicated a sizeable portion of this month’s blog space to helping you and your clinic conserve resources and become more environmentally conscious. But let’s not forget about the most important resource of all—your time! You might assume that you need a major systematic overhaul to improve work efficiency in your clinic. Not so. In this case, small investments pay big dividends. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most …

article Oct 16, 2012

Top Five Photos from the DocSucks Contest

Today's blog post comes from WebPT  copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. We get it. Paper's the worst. That's why we created DocSucks.com (and this seriously sweet contest). It's your chance to show us why you're fed up with paper documentation, while having fun and winning prizes. Who’s having the most fun? Let’s check out the top five vote-getters as of Monday, October 15. 1.) Ayam De Leon 2.) HealthMasters 3.) Melissa Damasco 4.) Pen-Up Girls 5.) …

article Oct 2, 2012

Why Documentation Sucks

Today's blog post comes from WebPT co-founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. By now many of you have seen, heard about, or participated in our latest campaign—”Documentation Sucks”. While much of the feedback we’ve received has been incredibly positive (in fact, we received more than 500 Ditch the Pen & Paper t-shirt orders in the first month alone). But with the many cheers, we’ve also heard a few jeers. It seems the word “sucks” has struck an …

Get exclusive content delivered right to your inbox.