• articleNov 8, 2010 | 2 min. read

    The real magic of electronic medical records is the ease of sharing key patient information

    There are real benefits to going electronic. Sure you can get rid of the large file cabinets and storage rooms. Yes, you can search patient files making it faster to find what you are looking for. However, the real beauty of electronic medical records is the ability to quickly and easily share important patient data with referring physicians and other healthcare providers as needed. Think you entered the digital health age when your doctor switched from paper …

  • articleNov 8, 2010 | 1 min. read

    It is Illegal for PTs to be employed by Professional Corporations in the state of California

    California based physical therapists must make sure their business arrangements are very clear. The California Physical Therapy Association is available to assist in defining new business arrangements that comply with the laws. The State of California Legislative Counsel has rendered an opinion that it is illegal for PTs to be employed by any professional corporation except for those owned by physical therapists and Naturopaths. In its opinion, the Legislative Counsel confirms that, because the existing California Corporations …

  • articleNov 4, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Healthcare found immediate practical use for the iPad

    The iPad gives the medical industry the flexibility, portability, reliability and practicality that it has needed to move toward electronic medical records with ease. Medical physicians were so excited about the battery life and reasonable costs that many of them purchased their own iPad before their practice adopted them as standard tools in the practice. Just like the iPhone, Apple’s iPad is a consumer device but also a tempting purchase for many business users. And the business …

  • articleNov 3, 2010 | 2 min. read

    New WebPT Brand and Website

    WebPT launched our new website today with a new brand image. The new website is full of vibrant colors, powerful content and interactive components to attract new forwarding-thinking therapists. We also wanted to enhance our community presence among current members. Why did we change our look with a new brand? The fresh, modern branding on our updated website demonstrates our commitment to continually bring innovation to the PT industry. The new brand reflects the world of PT: …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical therapy needed around the world. American PTs come to their aid.

    Amputee victims in Haiti receive physical therapy from volunteer therapist but tracking of these patients becomes nearly impossible. On a Tuesday in March, Mary Anne Kramer-Urner punched "PT Haiti amputee" into an Internet search engine. Three days later she was on her way to the Rehabilitation Clinic at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschappelles, Haiti, as a representative of Physicians for Peace. A California physical therapist who became expert in amputee care working at a Veterans Affairs hospital, …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Adapting to change can be the key to a PT clinic’s success

    More revenue less effort. Becoming consumer-friendly. Streamline efforts. Mutli-payment options. These terms are becoming increasingly important in medical practices as our health care world continues to change. Are you using outdated reimbursement processes? Time to enter the 21st century Today's technological solutions and claims management services can streamline reimbursement process, thereby capturing more revenue for your practice without adding a single therapist hour or patient visit. The key lies in improving insufficient billing and reimbursement methods, and …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Demand for trained PTs increases

    The demand for Physical Therapist is growing. As baby boomers utilize physical therapy to gain strength and improve physical health, this field will continue to expand. ...According to the U.S. Department of Labor's statistics, physical therapy jobs are expected to increase by 20 percent or more during the next eight years. Additional labor department statistics currently state 60 percent of physical therapists work in hospitals or in offices of other health professionals. By Earl Holland Staff Writer …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Treatment plans for arthritis patients include home exercise programs

    Giving arthritis patients a clear exercise program and monitoring their progress with documented progress notes that include pain ratings, range of motion and overall flexibility can help PTs track overall physical function of these patients. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip should stick to physically active lifestyle to improve their physical function and reduce pain, suggests a new study. Maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge of physical therapy improves the …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    From Front Office to Back Office to Therapy Equipment - - Technology is Ever Changing

    Most PTs are adapting technology throughout their practice. Front office management, patient documentation and therapy equipment are improving efficiencies and patient care across the board. Modernizing today’s PT practice with the latest technology is becoming a key differentiator for PT clinics. There seems to be a divide in the physical therapy industry between physical therapists who rely on equipment and those who use manual therapy. The trend in the United States is more toward using equipment, while …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Got a Practice. Need the Patients.

    Therapists are in a unique position. Physician referrals are key to a successful practice. Many PTs did not enter into their careers thinking about the different marketing aspects needed to have a flourishing practice. WebPT has designed referral reports that make it easy to track your top referral sources. Electronic documentation gives referring physicians the professional information they need to feel confident in your care of their patients. Even the most proficient PTs could be twiddling their …

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