Oct 25, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) 2010 annual conference was held in Oakland, California this year and was very well attended with 909 participants, which was over a 100 more than the 2009 conference held in Pasadena.
WebPT was well represented in the Exhibit Hall along with over 100 other vendors. We were one of 12 companies participating in a traffic builder, in which attendees were asked to get “stamps” from these 12 vendors on a card and then turn the card in for a prize drawing. It was a great way to meet some potential attendees that may not have known that they were really looking for a better way to complete their documentation.
We also were fortunate to meet some of our members face to face. Being a SaaS (web-based software) company, most of our sales are completed online. We enjoy putting names to faces and hearing all of the fabulous feedback from our members. They also come with some great ideas that we are able to take back to the development team as potential tweaks to the application making it more functional for our users.
Oct 20, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
Fuhgid about it! The New York and New Jersey Physical Therapy Associations collaborated for a Combined State conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 15 and 16. Although conveniently hosted at the Sheraton Convention Center, consensus among the attendees and other vendors was that attendance was lower than normal due to location. Those attending were therapists from many discipline areas, but mainly hospital based facilities. Despite lower attendance, the show must go on and it did.
New York and New Jersey are states where WebPT has some of our largest member base. Due to the "corporate PT" restriction in New York, private practice clinics flourish. More power to the Empire State for sticking up for small business owners and entrepreneurial PTs who want to prove that we can function autonomously! Competition is fierce, but that breeds attention to treatment outcomes and customer service.
The conference planning committee was creative in catering to the vendors at this show. A monopoly board with all of the vendors’ names for the real estate was given to each attendee. A $500 prize was given out in a drawing from the names of all the attendees that were able to fill their board by visiting each booth and receiving a stamp. Unfortunately for sales team, there were no sightings of the ‘Situation’ on this piece of NJ real estate.
Oct 16, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
As a Physical Therapist in outpatient practice for almost 15 years, I found myself often frustrated with the lack of ingenuity and progress within our profession when it comes to documentation. When I graduated from PT school, like most, I was writing out my SOAP notes by hand, marking my billing sheets, and using dictation for evaluations and re-evaluations. A decade later nothing had changed. I researched the documentation software currently available and found them all to be extremely tedious, confusing and very costly.
Today, as I look around me, referring physicians, hospitals, even insurance companies are all going to some form of EMR (Electronic Medical Records). Why has the PT profession been left behind?
When speaking with colleagues of mine I found that lack of efficiency, limitations of software only being available on one computer, lack of customization ability, difficulty with data transfer, HIPAA compliance, and poor cost effectiveness were all common issues faced by our industry. As a clinic director, in this time of decreasing reimbursement, the sting of the transcription bill each month was enough for me to seek out another method.
I knew there had to be a better way.
Oct 9, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
Welcome to the WebPT blog andd thank you for visiting WebPT.com.
WebPT is a national company founded on principles of providing excellent customer service, quality EMR (Electronic Medical Record) products, and elevating the physical therapy industry through improved documentation and education. Our number one objective is to give our members what they need to improve their clinic’s productivity, compliance, and of course profitability. We call our customers “members” because we believe the therapists that become part of the WebPT community provide an extremely valuable body of knowledge that helps make our product more user-friendly, practical, and functional.
WebPT offers the perfect marriage of PT and IT, brought together with a cutting-edge web-based PT software system designed to work the way that you do. Being web-based allows us to give you free and frequent updates necessary to stay compliant and up-to-date ,and are often based on member input.