Almaden Physical Therapy
From Paper to WebPT
After 24 years working for other people, Supriya Maniar, P.T. decided 2007 was the year to open her own clinic. Supriya is now the sole provider at Almaden Physical Therapy, an outpatient private practice in San Jose, California focused on manual therapy and orthopedics.
As a family-oriented practitioner, Supriya forms long-term relationships with her patients and most of her new business comes from existing patient referrals because of her excellent service.
Supriya enjoys painting in her spare time.
In early 2012, Supriya recognized the need to switch from paper to electronic medical records for compliance purposes. She was especially concerned about meeting the requirements for meaningful use by 2014. Also, because over 50 percent of her clients are Medicare, Supriya wanted to ensure that PQRS was reported accurately.
As a therapist now for 29 years, Supriya had only ever used pen and paper for documentation. She is admittedly “not at all comfortable with computers.” In order to make the switch from paper to electronic records, Supriya knew she needed an easy system.
When I saw the demo, the first thing I noticed was the simplicity.
Supriya’s goal is to complete all documentation during each patient session, while giving her patients the maximum amount of her time and attention. As a fairly new WebPT member, Supriya is still learning the system, but she says that it’s continually getting easier. She’s now able to complete daily notes in three minutes or less.
With her long career as a physical therapist, Supriya had a well-established system for documentation but WebPT has allowed her to “go further” in staying organized.
The best thing I like about WebPT is the simplicity of the whole program. I’m not intimidated.
The WebPT Support Team has been a great help to Supriya as she gets started with the system—they are always available to answer her questions.
After all these years of being a paper and pen person, I find this software very useful and easy to learn.