EMR Solutions and Its Importance

By Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT on October 24, 2012

Physical therapy businesses are not for healthcare purposes only.  In order to easily adapt to the modern technology that private practice owners are experiencing today, Nitin Chhoda shares the importance of using the latest physical therapy software called EMR.

EMR solutions importanceEMR solutions of the first software developers are being created into a simple solution to a simple problem. How can you improve communication between various entities using technology?

Much of the infrastructure already exists; you can send an email in an instant and online security has improved to a standard that can handle sensitive medical information.

But today, rather than just being able to communicate quickly and effectively, EMR solutions are much more complex.

You want to be able to improve efficiency between the medical billing department and the work of doctors or clinicians.

You want clinicians to have easy and intuitive access to patient files. You want insurance claim submission to be smoother and error-free.

What an EMR Should Be

To get all of these benefits from an EMR, the software has to be intuitive, customizable, well integrated, and portable. The best electronic medical records solutions out there can be used by clinicians holding tablet computers at the same time as the medical billing staff is receiving automatic notifications about claims that need to be followed-up.

The reception staff should be relying on the clinicians to review electronic medical records when the EMR sends an alert about the next appointment. Everyone who works in a medical facility or private practice should benefit from an EMR. Efficiency and time management can be optimized with a technological solution like a customizable EMR.

EMR solutionsAfter all, the reason we use technology is so we can reduce the amount of work that the staff needs to do.

If an EMR is doing some of the simple tasks, like storing all medical records in an easy-to-access place, the staff doesn’t have to find and file records all day long.

Is it Really That Easy?

There are plenty of challenges involved in implementing a fully integrated EMR solution. One of the most obvious will be the financial challenge.

How do you budget for this kind of broad, sweeping change throughout the practice?

The good news is that you won’t be the first; others have gone before you and have learned a lot from the process of selecting and implementing medical EMR solutions.

Implementation will be a challenge and there will be an adjustment period. But those temporary inconveniences are nothing compared to falling behind when the rest of the market is moving towards digital records and information management.

Adapt to Modern Technology

If your practice doesn’t put forth an image of modernity and if your practice cannot adapt, the cost of foregoing implementation of an EMR will be much higher.

Unfortunately, healthcare today isn’t just a matter of helping people to improve their health. Healthcare is a competitive industry that is bogged down by an unfair disadvantage. The patients who receive the service your practice provides are rarely the payers.

Medical practices have to rely heavily on the healthcare insurance industry, and health insurance companies are quick to reject or deny claims. Your practice needs an edge to stay afloat, and a portable, customizable EMR solution is that kind of edge.

About Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is the CEO of In Touch EMR and In Touch Biller Pro, an electronic medical records and medical billing software system built be leaders in the physical therapy software industry, with thousands of satisfied customers across the world. For more information, please visit www.InTouchEmr.com and www.InTouchBillerPro.com

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