• articleMay 19, 2011 | 4 min. read

    The Stages of PT Documentation

    One of the reasons that PT documentation is such a crucial part of the treatment of the patient is that it provides a consistent source of information for every stage of physical therapy treatment. The process of treating a patient with physical therapy is lengthy and there are many phases the patient will pass through before he or she is healthy and ready to complete their treatment. Each stage of the process of helping a patient recover …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Three Justifications for Making the Transition to an Automated PT Practice Documentation System

    Cutting costs is a big part of every business these days, and it is no different for a PT environment. For that reason, the time to make the transition to an automated PT practice documentation system is right now. While you will have an initial investment, an automated PT practice documentation system is going to pay for itself in no time at all. This type of program is going to enhance how PT staff is able to …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    The Value and Practical Use of Real-Time PT Documentation Using an Automated System

    Implementing an automated PT documentation system has a lot of advantages. One of them is the elimination of those cumbersome patient record filing cabinets and replacing them with a secure online database that is backed up regularly and easy to access. The better use of your staff, higher levels of reimbursement, and better service to your patients are all additional benefits that could result in you realizing payback on your investment in the system fairly quickly. Along …

  • articleApr 28, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Six Tips for Making PT Practice Documentation a Priority

    PT practice documentation has to be a priority. It is vital to the overall wellbeing of patients and the quality of care that they receive. However, it is hard for staff to always find the time to get this part of their job done. For many of them, this is also the most tedious part of their job. They want to interact with patients and to help them improve their abilities more than anything else. A good …

  • articleApr 27, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Eliminate Wasteful Duplication by Using Automated PT Practice Documentation Management Systems

    Automating the process means your PT practice documentation becomes streamlined so that everyone completes needed documentation in the same way. This is lacking in many PT settings. You have individuals that have their own style of documentation. Some of them are very detailed and others do the bare minimum. The streamlining of what will be documented and where means that the overall process of recordkeeping is standardized, making it more functional and efficient. With this documentation management …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Automating Your PT Practice Documentation is the Green thing to Do

    There are many costs that go into running a physical therapy (PT) practice that are above and beyond just the equipment and expertise needed to care for your patients. The costs of running an office, overhead and other supplies must be put into the budget. One of the biggest costs is the overhead of managing your PT practice documentation. That is a cost that is easy to lose control over, especially if you have mountains of paperwork …

  • articleApr 12, 2011 | 5 min. read

    7 things to look for when evaluating EMR software

    1.     Google the Company – What is being said and written about the company? User message boards and forums as well as articles often talk about EMR companies both positively and negatively. Look for articles that mention companies who have recently cut their staff or burned through millions of dollars that was raised in financing. Also Google industry keywords (Physical Therapy EMR; PT Software, etc) – companies that show up at or near the top of the …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    PT Practice Documentation Management Alone Makes the Change Worth the Effort

    When you invest in a PT documentation software system, the number of features and benefits you get are many. The efficiency of being able to access your patient files from anywhere is a tremendous leap forward. A good electronic medical records system will streamline billing, introducing efficiency to the process that was unheard of before. Those efficiencies will cut costs and improve reimbursements significantly. It is not hard to come with a number of levels of cost …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    5 Ways to Make PT Practice Documentation Training Successful for Your Staff

    There is no question that the move toward buying and installing a PT practice documentation system is a great move for your practice. The benefits in terms of efficiency, elimination of paperwork and increased revenue generation due to better management of billing practices are many. By even a conservative estimate, the return on investment in better revenue management and reduced costs because of a good PT practice documentation system can be realized quickly. One aspect of what …

  • articleApr 2, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Are Your Physical Therapy Forms the Solution or the Problem?

    A physical therapist office is all about caring for patients. In order to accomplish that goal and to serve a large number of patients, you must have well-designed PT documentation forms to take the patient from the moment he or she arrives for treatment until the treatment is done. The outcome is that in many ways, a PT practice is also very much about forms and documentation. That is a fact of life that none of us …

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