• articleAug 1, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Holy Autonomy, Batman! It’s Compliance!

    Today’s post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. Autonomy, direct access, and respect. We all know the fight—in fact, at this point these three words have become more like a rehab therapist mantra. But we get the sneaking suspicion that not everyone really understands what these words means. Today, let’s tackle autonomy. For a dictionary definition , autonomy means: “independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: the autonomy of the individual.” …

  • articleJul 31, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Dictate This!

    Sure, we covered Dragon’s fire-breathing dictation service  in a blog post last month—quite a useful service if you’ve been bitten by the speech-to-text bug—but there’s a new kid on the block. And it, too, has a bite. It also roars. Have a Mac? Check out the new Mountain Lion operating system ($19.99 in the App Store) with a built-in dictation tool. You talk; Apple types. Anywhere. Place your cursor where you would normally type—on a Word doc, …

  • articleJul 30, 2012 | 3 min. read

    WebPT Gets Pumped Up for the 2012 Olympics

    Today’s blog post comes from copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games kicked off in London this past weekend, and we’re pretty excited about the events. As physical therapists, many of you have treated Olympic athletes (maybe you’re even treating a future Olympian right now). So we want to hear from you: what’s your greatest Olympic moment? Our very own Brian Kunich, PT, will be watching one of his former patients compete this …

  • articleJul 27, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Evolve 2012: Long Beach Recap

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen.  Thanks to all the rehab therapists that attended Evolve 2012: Long Beach yesterday. We had an absolute blast, and we hope you did, too. If you weren’t able to make it to California, don’t worry, we’ll be throwing another bash in New York this fall. Stay tuned for more details! We could use this opportunity to write a fluffy event recap, but instead, we thought …

  • articleJul 24, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Patient Portals Improve Provider-Patient Relationship

    As an amazing health care provider, of course you want the best relationship with every one of your patients. But as a solid business owner, you also want to maximize your profits and reduce your overhead. Often these goals conflict. The good news is they don’t have to. Have your cake and eat it, too. Or in this case, cultivate an excellent provider-patient relationship and streamline your practice’s processes—with the help of a patient portal. What is …

  • articleJul 19, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Land Before Interoperability

      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 …

  • articleJul 17, 2012 | 5 min. read

    WebPT Team Meet n’ Greet

    Today’s post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. We at WebPT owe our success to our Members. That’s why we offer super responsive, totally friendly customer service—for free. Today we thought it would be nice to introduce you to a few members of our stellar Support and Success teams—the men and women on the front (or phone) lines helping you get the most out of WebPT. Meet Alex Zarazua, WebPT Member Support Team Lead. …

  • articleJul 9, 2012 | 4 min. read

    After Leading the Pack in Healthcare Innovation for Five Decades, the US is Slipping.

    According to the PwC Medical Technology Innovation Scorecard released in 2011, researchers predict that China, India, and Brazil will experience the strongest gains in healthcare innovation over the next ten years. Meanwhile, the US, Japan, Israel, France, the UK, and Germany are set to decline. PwC defines innovation as “value-creating novelty.” They explain that “a new idea or product becomes innovative only when it creates value...In business, innovation that is not commercialized is essentially worthless.” One can …

  • articleJun 18, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Discover Ideas in Action, June 2012: Introducing the WebPT Member Network

    Get to know the new WebPT Member Network, an exclusive community for our Members. Included in all WebPT memberships, the network is interactive, educational, and most importantly, yours to explore.  Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find inside: Support Quickly tap into what’s going on with WebPT and submit help tickets. You can also check out upcoming launches and enhancements with our Release Notes and view scheduled downtime under the Maintenance Schedules link. Education Knowledge is power. …

  • articleJun 12, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Increase Patient Performance With Dartfish

    Lights, camera, action! Let’s talk Dartfish video analysis software, an ideal technology for therapists to help patients increase athletic performance and prevent injury. Background In an effort to further develop the digital imaging industry, five international business and IT specialists founded Dartfish (originally known as inMotion) in 1998. The once-small startup quickly grew to 50+ employees with offices in six countries and a reputation for developing innovative, interactive internet content enhancements and cutting-edge training applications for sports, …

  • articleJun 5, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Front Office Game Changers for Your Clinic

    You work your PT keister off, and we love that kind of work ethic. Still, we want to help make your professional life easier. A lot easier. So we’ve put together a list of tips, tricks, and tools to help streamline your front office. That way you can take a vacation. Or at least a lunch break. Automate your appointment reminders. You may be the world’s most organized therapist but that doesn’t mean your patients share your …

  • articleJun 4, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Surface Electromyography Gives PT Clinics a Competitive Advantage in Treatment

    Today’s blog post comes from Noraxon's Clinical Gait & Sports Performance Specialist Sally Crawford, MS, Biomedical Engineer.  Noraxon is a leader in manufacturing and distributing high-end tethered and wireless surface and fine-wire electromyography (EMG) instruments, software, sensors, and accessories.Thanks Sally! Surface electromyography (SEMG) offers therapists a goldmine of measurable patient data, including muscle recruitment, imbalances, timing patterns, pre- and post-treatment differences, and training successes. Having access to such a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use system allows clinicians to wirelessly measure muscle activity …

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