• articleJul 11, 2013 | 5 min. read

    HIPAA Final Omnibus Ruling: How Does it Apply to You?

    Curious as to how the  new rules  included in the HIPAA Final Omnibus Ruling apply to you and your clinic? Here, we provide a breakdown of what's in store for your practice starting September 23, 2013. The American Medical Association (AMA) published some great information to help physicians navigate this new ruling, which also applies to rehab therapists. According to the AMA, providers should focus most heavily on these three areas: 1. Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification …

  • articleOct 9, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Nine Questions to Ask Your Cloud Vendor

    Today’s post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen So, you’ve decided to ditch the pen and paper and take your practice into the cloud―maybe through a payroll service , an email marketing tool , or even (hopefully!) an EMR . Now what? As you shop around for a cloud-based vendor to meet your clinic’s needs, be sure to get answers to the following nine questions.   1.) Is this truly cloud-based? Many companies claim …

  • articleAug 16, 2012 | 5 min. read

    HIPAA Devices: 2 Myths Debunked, 1 Proved True

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. So, you probably remember a few weeks ago we wrote a pretty comprehensive overview on how you can ensure HIPAA compliance in your clinic . We covered everything from HIPAA basics to continuing education and training. In case you didn’t have a chance to read it , here’s a refresher: US Congress established the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996. They implemented Title …

  • articleAug 2, 2012 | 4 min. read

    HIPAA Compliance in the PT Clinic

    Today's post comes from WebPT copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  ( HIPAA ) is as dense as it is important. But for any healthcare provider handling private personal health information , which you promised to protect as part of the Health Information Privacy Rule, there are a few things you must know. First, a little background information on HIPAA: US Congress established the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act …

  • articleMay 31, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Far More Than Lock & Key: WebPT’s Data Storage

    Ever rush back to your house to double-check that you remembered to lock up? You care about security, about having all your belongings safe and sound. So do we. In fact, we’re a bit obsessed. But you can never be too cautious when it comes to your clinic’s data, right? Enter IO Data Centers , the crème de la crème of data storage. With centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Edison, New Jersey, IO …

  • articleMay 29, 2012 | 2 min. read

    PT Community: Join Us in the Cloud

    For most people, any mention of the cloud causes flashbacks to high school science class—a white, fluffy cumulus or dark, stormy nimbus. But when we talk cloud, we mean neither. We’re talking the techy type: cloud computing . Cloud computing is, quite simply, internet-based computing. Essentially, shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices (like your smartphone) on demand. Think about it like an electricity grid for information—you plug in (sign on) and …

  • articleMay 2, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Moving to the Cloud Can Be a Dream Not a Nightmare

    We've seen that patients data privacy and liability are two top concerns for PTs as they relate to the adoption of cloud-based EMR systems. Typically there is concern about information getting “hacked” online. We’re here to tell you there’s no need to worry. Cloud computing can actually make your dreams come true. The US Department of Health and Human Services has released a report on HIPAA violations last year. Michael Koploy from Software Advice shared this data with …

  • articleMar 13, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Top 3 Takeaways from HIMSS 2012

    In February, WebPT’s senior management team attended HIMSS‘12, a five-day conference designed to engage consumers with digital healthcare.  Below, Jeremy, Heidi, and Paul share with you their experiences attending seminars and educational sessions.  Continued education on the most current trends in digital healthcare will serve to enhance WebPT’s features and keep our members at the forefront of physical therapy technology. Jeremy , Senior Software Engineer, on Data Security Data breaches rank the highest in the healthcare industry. …

  • articleDec 19, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Discover Ideas In Action - December 2011

    Today’s post was contributed by our very own, Alex Zarazua . Thanks Alex! This year has been a busy one at WebPT and as we near the end of 2011, we’re thankful to our members for helping us improve our system. The WebPT elves were hard at work late Friday night implementing new features and enhancements provided to us with the help of over 25 members. One of our most exciting features is our new Patient Intake …

  • articleDec 6, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Is Your Password Too Tough to Crack?

    As with any web- or cloud-based system, data security is always a top concern . All of the best systems are highly encrypted. WebPT has a 256 bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. For all of the non-geeks out there, that just means that the data is protected as its transferred between servers. What many users don't realize is that they need to do their part to ensure the highest possible level of data security. Improve your …

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