• articleJan 12, 2011 | 3 min. read

    How Can the iPad Help PTs?

    As we start a new year and a new decade, many of us want to start fresh with something that can improve our lives. 2011 has the potential for some game changing technological innovations in healthcare. In April 2010, Apple released the iPad , which has taken the world by storm. More importantly it has given healthcare professionals mobility, easy access to web-based EMR , real time data access and a more interactive method of patient education. …

  • 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 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 …

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 1 min. read

    PT EMR Evaluation Checklist

    Navigating the EMR industry can be intimidating and confusing for PTs. There are EMR systems designed for large healthcare organizations, EMR systems that claim to focus on certain healthcare specialties and large systems that require a significant IT commitment. Making sure you select the right EMR for your clinic does not have to be difficult. Your EMR choice should be basd on the way you work in your practice in your therapy clinic. We designed this simple …

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 3 min. read

    TOP 10 Ways a Web-based EMR System Can Improve Your PT Practice

    More focus on patient care . Less time spent with double-entry of findings and less room for error and confusion that is inevitable in hand-written notes. Simple and consistent SOAP note formatting gives you uniform documentation throughout your clinic. More professional image. Physicians have already started using EMR systems and come to expect the same from other medical professionals. Reduce supply costs . Average cost of paper charts can be anywhere from $3 to $6 in raw …

  • articleOct 26, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical Therapy May Be a Part of the Get Fit Plan

    More and more of our “members” are seeing patients who are looking for fitness plans they can use to improve their health without chronic pain. These types of patients are often not covered by insurance and may not even come with a referral from a physician. Their care plan may require long-term fitness strategies and an occasional visit over long periods of time in order to adjust as their fitness needs change. Electronic documentation is the perfect …

  • articleOct 16, 2010 | 3 min. read

    How WebPT Came to Be

    As a Physical Therapist in outpatient practice for almost 15 years, I found myself often frustrated with the lack of ingenuity and progress within our profession when it comes to documentation. When I graduated from PT school, like most, I was writing out my SOAP notes by hand, marking my billing sheets, and using dictation for evaluations and re-evaluations. A decade later nothing had changed. I researched the documentation software currently available and found them all to …

  • articleOct 9, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Welcome to the WebPT Blog

    Welcome to the WebPT blog andd thank you for visiting WebPT.com. WebPT is a national company founded on principles of providing excellent customer service, quality EMR (Electronic Medical Record) products, and elevating the physical therapy industry through improved documentation and education. Our number one objective is to give our members what they need to improve their clinic’s productivity, compliance, and of course profitability. We call our customers “members ” because we believe the therapists that become part …

  • articleSep 28, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Referring Surgeons of Shoulder Surgery Patients Will See Results

    Imagine sending a referring surgeon real-time documentation showing them their patient’s improved mobility, muscle strength and reduced pain. Shoulder surgery patients results are proven and now you can share these results as well as you detailed care plan right from your EMR instantly. Most patients who receive physical therapy after surgery experience only half as much pain within a few months, and most are free from pain after a year or two, according to a thesis presented …

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