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  • articleSep 26, 2011 | 3 min. read

    An EMR should never do the thinking for you

    With several years of experience providing EMR software to Physical Therapists all over the country, we have heard a million different needs for a million different scenarios. One of the more surprising requests is the desire for a system that "does all the work for me." We have thought a lot about this request and decided that it is rooted in education. EMR is the future of healthcare and with the future comes ideas of artificial intelligence …

  • articleSep 20, 2011 | 3 min. read

    One-Size-Fits-All Software Might Be The Root Cause of Lost Productivity

    Fits like a Glove? A recent article assessing the effect of EMR Implementation on clinical productivity came to a rather common sense solution. The evaluation found that “ different tools work better in different settings and that one-size-fits-all is not a valid approach to EHR implementation. ” This finding is predictable and holds true in almost all applications. The interesting part of this article is where the assessment goes next. They go on to speak about usability …

  • articleSep 19, 2011 | 3 min. read

    No more hand-written home exercise instructions! The WebPT HEP is here.

    Even some of us non-physical therapists know that regular exercise is beneficial for many reasons. The Mayo Clinic listed the top 7 benefits of regular exercise as : Weight Control Combating Health Conditions and Diseases Improving Mood Boosting Energy Improving Sleep Improving Intimacy A Good Time We couldn’t agree more. And now, helping your patients get to a place of good health with a home exercise program (HEP) is easier than ever. The Launch of HEP WebPT …

  • articleSep 14, 2011 | 3 min. read

    The most useful report that you aren't currently using: Lost Patient Log

    WebPT has a number of reports in the system to help clinics better manage their patient load. Our members use our reporting system to track CPT codes, referrals, and notes among other things.   The Lost Patient Log Report One report that is extremely useful, but doesn’t receive as much fanfare is the "Lost Patient Log." The truth is, the lost patient log is probably the most useful report that you aren’t using on a daily basis …

  • articleSep 12, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Still not convinced Social Media is right for you? Let's take a look into the future.

    The social revolution We are currently decompressing from our last month Social Media crash course. If you missed any of the content, including our Webinar, you can view it here and here .  One thing we learned based on all the feedback is that the medical community, physical therapists especially, are very interested in joining the social revolution, but they just don’t know how. These tools were never a part of their daily lives and now they …

  • articleSep 10, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Should the Government standardize EMR usability?

    Usability provides the foundation At WebPT, we are glad that the EMR industry is finally realizing that usability is the key to adoption . The widespread use of Electronic Medical Records will not only save money and time for providers, but also for patients. The benefits of full EMR adoption are immense.   Proposed "solution" to increase usability  What is somewhat perplexing is the method that is being proposed to increase usability of existing systems. A recent …

  • articleSep 9, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Final Regulations for IDEA's Early Intervention Program Released

    On Tuesday, the US Department of Education released the long-awaited final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a program that serves infants and toddlers through age 2 with developmental delays or conditions that have a high probability of resulting in developmental delays. These regulations will provide families, state agencies, early intervention service programs, and providers needed guidance. The department also released a notice of proposed rulemaking …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Announcing Launch of Pelvic Health Module

    Today we’re excited to share with you our upcoming release of our Pelvic Health Module . We’ve had a lot of our members who specialize in Pelvic Health treatments specifically asking for this feature. We’ve heard your requests and here is our answer!   Included in this new module are various outcome measurement tools for Pelvic Health. We’ve also included a Pelvic Health profile that automatically loads in your SOAP notes. Included Diagnostic Testing Questionnaires: Pregnancy Expanded …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Can a medically oriented gym increase revenue for your clinic?

    Increasing Clinic Revenue Declining Reimbursement for Physical Therapy is a huge issue facing the rehab community. While our professional organizations work to defend our work and reform the insurance industry, many private practices are wondering how they can bridge the gap . Often times, this means seeing more patients in the same amount of time. Providers are faced with the often-difficult decision sacrificing on quality of care or finding other methods of increasing revenues. Medically Oriented Gym …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Happy World Physical Therapy Day 2011

    Today is Physical Therapy Day 2011. Congratulations to all the PT’s across the world.             This Year's Theme     The theme this year is demonstrating the crucial role that PTs have in the treatment and prevention of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are diseases that are not contagious such as: Diabetes Obesity   Heart disease Stroke Physical therapists are the movement experts and as such, have a huge role in helping the global …

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