WebPT Blog - mobile
Oct 29, 2012| by Erica Cohen
Today's post comes from WebPT Copywriters Char Bohnett and Erica Cohen.
As Hurricane Sandy quickly approaches the East Coast, we thought we’d share some tips on accessing WebPT during a storm.
Should a power outage occur, you can still access WebPT from a 3G or 4G device, such as a mobile web-enabled smartphone or tablet. However, depending on the severity of the storm, such service may also become intermittent or inaccessible. For that reason, we highly recommend you print your schedule for the week from your WebPT agenda immediately. This way, you’ll have your patients’ phone numbers as well as your schedule available in a hard copy. You can also take a screenshot of your patient schedule for the week and save it to your smartphone or tablet.
If you use a WebPT billing integration and you’re not able to document within WebPT, you may experience delays in billing claim submissions. We’ll work with you as soon as you’re back up and running to ensure you receive your reimbursements as quickly as possible.
For anything else you may need, WebPT is here and ready to help. Your documentation and patient records are safe with us so give us a call if you have any questions or need to access something within WebPT. Our support staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time at 1.866.221.1870, option 2. You can also email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thoughts are with you, your friends, and your families. Be safe.
Aug 16, 2012| by Erica Cohen
Today's blog post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen.
So, you probably remember a few weeks ago we wrote a pretty comprehensive overview on how you can ensure HIPAA compliance in your clinic. We covered everything from HIPAA basics to continuing education and training. In case you didn’t have a chance to read it, here’s a refresher:
US Congress established the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996. They implemented Title II: Preventing Health Care Fraud and Abuse to protect a patient’s private health information (PHI).
“Under this act, all healthcare providers, insurers, and their business associates may only collect, share, or use a patient’s PHI in approved methods and only for the explicit purpose of furthering patient care.
“A HIPAA violation can be anything from discussing identifiable patient information with your friends over lunch to leaving your not-password-protected work laptop open at a coffee shop. And, if you are found to have committed wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information, there are financial and criminal repercussions—including fines of up to $50,000 and one-year imprisonment.”
Now that we all know the basics, how about we tackle something a bit more tricky: HIPAA myths. There’s a lot of lore out there surrounding mobile devices and technology. What’s compliant? What isn’t? Can I use this? What about that? Let’s nip these worrisome quandaries in the bud here and now. Enter the WebPT mythbusters!
Jul 23, 2012| by Charlotte Bohnett
In a recent post, mHealth Insight explained that we’re more likely as consumers to drop the “health” in mHealth rather than the “mobile,” because mobile cannibalizes all things pocket-sized and digital. Anything plus mobile eventually just equals mobile. For example, camera phones and music phones are both now just phones. So, mHealth will soon just be mobile, too. Folks won’t look up from their giant touchscreen phones and say they’re “engaging with the Healthcare system;” they’ll instead say “oh, I’m just using my phone.”
But when will mHealth be that intrinsically mobile? Let’s look at the healthcare side first. According to Mobile Business Briefing, Vodafone, “one of the strongest operator proponents of mobile healthcare technology,” says that first healthcare must be accessible on a global scale. They’ve identified five key areas driving the digital health sector:
#solvept, adoption, cloud, digital health, doctors, engagement, evidence, health 2.0, integration, internet, interoperability, medical field, mhealth, mobile, physical therapy, rehab community, research, social media, socialization, solvept, study, technology, web
- Remote monitoring
- Mobile flexible working
- Access to medicine
- Clinical research
- Marketing and engagement
Jan 25, 2011| by Heidi Jannenga PT
Thinking about getting an Apple iPad to do your documentation in the clinic? There are a few important things to consider before investing your hard earned money in an iPad, especially with clinical use in mind. We all know that the iPad does not come cheap, so to prevent any buyer's remorse we have created this buying guide to make sure you get the iPad that is right for you in the clinic. Following this guide will get you up and running with the best iPad possible in no time.
How Much Memory to Buy?
Many consumers get confused by the three memory sizes available that Apple currently offers. This refer to the storage space that comes with each model: 16GB, a 32GB, and 64GB memory. The iPad was made to store photos and music and these size differences refer to that functionality. Unless you are saving thousands of PDFs, you could potentially get away with the 16GB of storage space. If you use a web-based EMR, like WebPT, then you need not pay the $100 upgrade for more storage, because most, if not all, of your business files will be stored on WebPT servers.
Wi-Fi or 3G Internet?
The biggest dilemma for most is whether or not you want the Wi-Fi enabled or the 3G version of the iPad. This is really going to depend on where you are going to be using your iPad the most. If your clinic has secure Wi-Fi and that is the only location that you will be utilizing the iPad, then the Wi-Fi only version is perfect. If your clinic is currently hardwired to the internet, you can easily ask your network administrator to set up a wireless router for use with iPad.
WebPT RT @laurenrSPT: Hey #DPTstudent! Time to get this chat started. We are talking about marketing the profession to the general public
WebPT RT @RestoreHadley: Check out APTA's directory of women's health resources: t.co/sY6sIGNiqa @womens_PT @APTAtweets
WebPT There's plenty we can learn from @MayoClinic's use of social media! t.co/R9HIzID29L #SocialPT #BizPT
- October, 2010 (4)
- November, 2010 (5)
- December, 2010 (2)
- January, 2011 (6)
- February, 2011 (5)
- March, 2011 (5)
- April, 2011 (5)
- May, 2011 (7)
- June, 2011 (2)
- July, 2011 (3)
- August, 2011 (14)
- September, 2011 (13)
- October, 2011 (7)
- November, 2011 (9)
- December, 2011 (5)
- January, 2012 (9)
- February, 2012 (10)
- March, 2012 (14)
- April, 2012 (12)
- May, 2012 (16)
- June, 2012 (15)
- July, 2012 (15)
- August, 2012 (13)
- September, 2012 (17)
- October, 2012 (15)
- November, 2012 (15)
- December, 2012 (14)
- January, 2013 (16)
- February, 2013 (12)
- March, 2013 (19)
- April, 2013 (20)
- May, 2013 (13)