WebPT Blog - electronic medical records
Apr 22, 2013| by Brooke Andrus
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 out of every minute:
1. Establish a process. Once you’ve fine-tuned your routine, educate staff and patients about what you expect from them. This is especially helpful for repeat clients; once a patient learns the drill, he or she will move through it quickly on subsequent visits.
May 2, 2012| by Lindsay Bayuk
We've seen that patients data privacy and liability are two top concerns for PTs as they relate to the adoption of cloud-based EMR systems. Typically there is concern about information getting “hacked” online. We’re here to tell you there’s no need to worry. Cloud computing can actually make your dreams come true.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has released a report on HIPAA violations last year. Michael Koploy from Software Advice shared this data with us and crunched some numbers:
- 6,800 paper records that were supposedly mailed but never received
- an impostor posing as a recycling-service employee stealing over 1,300 individuals’ records and films
- a laptop stolen by a former employee that contained personal health records of over 50,000 patients
As Michael concluded in his article “HHS Data Tells the True Story of HIPAA Violations in the Cloud,” hacking electronic records is not the major concern for “stealing” patient data. The real problem? Medical professionals losing their hard drives or lost paper records. Is inadvertently leaving your laptop in an unlocked car a potential risk? Sure. It’s more of a risk than someone hacking data hosted in the cloud. Patient data stored in a secure cloud environment is safer than paper records or even local devices.electronic medical records, emr in the cloud, HIPAA, technology for physical therapists, Web-Based EMR