WebPT Blog - healthcare
Oct 11, 2012| by Erica Cohen
Today’s blog post comes from copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen.
Earlier this week we tackled four reasons your practice should ditch paper documentation and go digital with Electronic Medical Records (EMR). At this point, you've either already made the switch or you’ve probably at least made up your mind to go digital soon. No matter what stage you’re in, we all know that EMR is an investment, and you might be wondering how to get the most bang for your buck.
Remember, EMR isn't just for documentation. It can help you manage and grow your clinic. How, you ask?
Some EMRs feature referral reports. When entering patients, you can include whether they were referred by a physician and if so, who. Then, you can use the referral report to easily track how many referrals you're receiving from entered physicians. It's a convenient way to identify who needs more networking attention and who needs a big "thank you!"digital, ditch the pen and paper, emr, free up space, healthcare, marketing, patient management, physical therapy, profitability, scheduling, therapist management
Jul 19, 2012| by Erica Cohen
Politics and party lines aside, it’s tough to debate the need for improvement in the current state of US healthcare. After all, the World Health Report 2000, Health Systems: Improving Performance, did rank the US health care system as 37th. In the world. Trending downward.
According to “Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System,” published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “the conceptual framework underlying the rankings proposed that health systems should be assessed by comparing the extent to which investments in public health and medical care were contributing to critical social objectives: improving health, reducing health disparities, protecting households from impoverishment due to medical expenses, and providing responsive services that respect the dignity of patients.”
In an effort to keep everything copasetic, I’ll avoid a deep discussion here about the recent Supreme Court decision on the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act. Instead, I’ll state something we can all agree on—the importance of creating electronic versions of all patient information and medical records, i.e., an electronic medical record (EMR). In fact, this was one of the few issues that both Republicans and Democrats agreed upon. In this case, health data = gold.