• 7 Habits of Highly Effective Physical Therapists Image

    articleApr 10, 2017 | 5 min. read

    7 Habits of Highly Effective Physical Therapists

    You’ve completed the necessary coursework to earn your credentials—and you’ve kept up to date on new research in your field through continuing education courses—but if you want to be a highly effective physical therapist, you’ve got to do more than that. PTs who consistently perform at the tip-top of their potential also exercise these seven habits: 1. Practice active evidence-based care. As WebPT President Heidi Jannenga explained in this article , “Active evidence-based practice is all the …

  • The Evolution of EMR, EHR, and Practice Management Image

    articleMar 29, 2017 | 10 min. read

    The Evolution of EMR, EHR, and Practice Management

    Electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) have been getting quite a lot of attention over the past several years. As technological advancements become more widespread, it only makes sense for the healthcare industry to begin embracing solutions that have the potential to make patient—and provider—lives better. Now, before we dive into the evolution of these software systems—how they came to rule the roost in modern care facilities around the world—let’s first address a common …

  • Is it Time to Ditch Your Clinic's Software System? [Quiz] Image

    articleMar 27, 2017 | 1 min. read

    Is it Time to Ditch Your Clinic's Software System? [Quiz]

    Are your practice’s documentation, billing, and practice management solutions living up to expectations? Do they allow you to meet today’s stringent compliance protocols? Better yet, would you recommend your clinic’s software system to fellow therapy professionals? Relying on antiquated software for your practice’s needs will only create more inefficiencies and expensive workarounds, which can put a serious drain on your potential profits. Think you might be in the market for new software in your practice? Take our …

  • How to Train Your Staff on a New EMR Software Image

    articleMar 20, 2017 | 4 min. read

    How to Train Your Staff on a New EMR Software

    Perhaps you plan to involve your staff in the early stages of your software-vetting process—or while you’re implementing these great strategies for making the switch seamless . And that’s fantastic. However, it’s absolutely imperative that you include them once EMR software training rolls around . It’s simply the best way to ensure your team is comfortable and confident using the system once it’s go-time. Otherwise, you risk reduced productivity and employee happiness—both of which are bad for …

  • Easy Exit: 3 Simple Tips for Switching EMR Systems Image

    articleMar 16, 2017 | 5 min. read

    Easy Exit: 3 Simple Tips for Switching EMR Systems

    You’re a savvy practitioner and practice owner, which means if you’re considering switching EMR systems, you’ve already done your homework—everything from making a thorough pro-con list to performing an EMR cost comparison. As a result, you know it’s time to trade in your subpar software solution for one that saves time and money , ensures Medicare compliance , and integrates your documentation with your scheduling and billing . That way, you can maximize patient visits and get …

  • Founder Letter: Innovate, Don't Automate: The Slippery Slope of Clinical Support Software Image

    articleMar 7, 2017 | 8 min. read

    Founder Letter: Innovate, Don't Automate: The Slippery Slope of Clinical Support Software

    Today, most of us depend on technology to help us tackle some of the more mundane tasks that would otherwise require time and space on our already-too-full schedules. We text instead of call. We order gifts, groceries, and gadgets online instead of waiting in line at the store. And we deposit checks using our phones—if we ever even receive a check (hello, Square Cash and online bill pay)—instead of trekking over to the bank. In essence, we’ve …

  • 4 Front-Office Software Must-Haves Image

    articleFeb 22, 2017 | 3 min. read

    4 Front-Office Software Must-Haves

    In the face of increasing regulations and decreasing reimbursements, it’s becoming more and more important for providers to not only demonstrate their value to patients , but also manage their own time. After all, if time is money, then wasted time is wasted money—and that goes for you, your staff, and your patients. So, get some of that time back by ensuring your front-office software enables you to streamline your front-office workflow—think physical therapy intake forms, crystal-clear …

  • CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics Image

    articleFeb 21, 2017 | 5 min. read

    CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics

    Rehab therapists have always had to keep a close eye on the healthcare policy developments emanating from our nation’s capitol. And the need for vigilance on the reform front will certainly continue into 2017—and beyond. From the move to a value-based payment system and adoption of alternative payment models to possible changes to the Affordable Care Act , these real—and potential—developments will no doubt affect how PTs deliver patient care and the manner in which they get …

  • Pry Before You Buy: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Software Salesperson  Image

    articleFeb 16, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Pry Before You Buy: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Software Salesperson

    If your current EMR isn’t holding its own, you’re undoubtedly looking for one that will. But that’s not always an easy task. After all, there are plenty of EMRs on the market—but which one is right for you? To find out, you’ve got to not only shop around , but also ask the right questions when you do—questions like, “Is this EMR truly web-based?” And, “How does this vendor handle EMR security?” Only then will you be …

  • Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar Image

    articleFeb 13, 2017 | 13 min. read

    Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar

    In our first webinar of 2017 , WebPT’s co-founder and president, Heidi Jannenga, teamed up with CEO Nancy Ham to discuss the current and future healthcare trends that will impact PTs, OTs, and SLPs. (Missed it? No worries; you can view the complete recording here .) As always, we received quite a few questions during the presentation—way more than we could address live. So, we’ve put them all here, in one handy Q&A doc. Scroll through and …

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