WebPT Blog - emr benefits
Oct 4, 2012| by Mike Taylor
Today’s post comes from WebPT Member Mike Taylor, PT, MBA, OCS, from OrthoSport Physical Therapy. Thanks, Mike!
I remember how excited I was in 1989 to legally be able to sign my notes with “PT” after my name. All the schooling and training was finally over, I was really proud and very happy to sign that signature. Writing a SOAP note? My pleasure. Discharge Summary? No problem.
Oh, how times have changed for me after 23 years and approximately 75,000 SOAP notes. I can't even recognize my own signature. Writing so many of the same words and phrases over and over has left an indelible mark on my psyche. I can't even write a check without putting “PT” after my name!#DocSucks, cloud-based EMR, ditch the pen & paper, documentation sucks, emr benefits, emr for physical therapy services, PT best practices, SOAP notes
May 1, 2012| by Lindsay Bayuk
Today's post is contributed by Jenny Walters, a member of the WebPT Marketing team. Thanks Jenny!
This month WebPT was highlighted in an OVUM Report titled, “The Ambulatory EHR Competitive Landscape:Prominent Market Factors.” We are proud to be in the company of other well-recognized EHR vendors such as Allscripts, eClinicalWorks and Vitera Intergy. The report written by OVUM analyzes the ever changing factors within the EHR landscape and provides recommendations to providers approaching EHR implementation.
Who is OVUM and why do they matter? OVUM is an international research and advisory firm that specializes in advice on the commercial impact of technology & market changes in telecoms, software and IT services. With over 150 analysts covering a broad set of technologies and markets across the globe, OVUM provides data on the latest trends and innovations.
There seems to be plenty of research on EHR implementation within the hospital space, but the niche-market players (especially therapists) have been left out of much the discussion. The OVUM Report gives recommendations to the niche players on what the trends currently are in choosing an EHR.
Aug 15, 2011| by Mike Mannheimer
The month of September is going to be a busy month at WebPT Headquarters. In our quest to continue leading the PT EMR market, WebPT will be releasing some exciting new features and products that we are sure will enhance your experience and improve practice management. We wanted to quickly update everyone on these products and the education that will be accompanying the releases.
Before diving into these features, we wanted to address the changes that WebPT made to our technological architecture in the past month. As many of you know, WebPT has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. Part of WebPT's foundation of success has always been customer satisfaction and we understand we failed to meet that standard for many of our members. To ensure that WebPT functions above expectations regardless of growth, we recently invested over $200,000 into performance based technology upgrades. We also brought in a consultant who helped solidify the framework of such reputable companies as Groupon, 37Signals and Facebook. Through this review, we actually discovered that the WebPT system is in fantastic shape with only a few areas in need of optimization.
Finally, we deployed a number of new tools for monitoring response time more closely so that we may respond quickly to any issues that may arise. With these changes, we have already seen a huge difference in system performance and have received positive feedback from our members regarding increased speed and functionality. Thanks again to our amazing community of therapists who have been so patient with us.
Now onto more good, exciting stuff: