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athenaOne

athenahealth, recently ranked #1 by 2022 Best in KLAS for athenaClinials Ambulatory EMR for 11-75 physicians and athenaIDX practice management, provides cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle manag...Read more about athenaOne

3.72 (756 reviews)

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DrChrono

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DrChrono’s iPad and iPhone compatible EHR and medical billing platform allows medical practices and healthcare providers to manage patient intake, patient care, clinical charting, billing and revenue cycle management. It includes ...Read more about DrChrono

4.02 (460 reviews)

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RXNT

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RXNT’s cloud-based, ONC-certified medical software—Billing, Practice Management, EHR, and more—improves clinical outcomes & revenue cycle management. Simple, transparent pricing includes free setup and training, free data transfer...Read more about RXNT

4.38 (370 reviews)

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AdvancedMD EHR

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AdvancedMD is a unified suite of software solutions designed for mental health, physical therapy and medical healthcare organizations and independent physician practices. Features include practice management, electronic health rec...Read more about AdvancedMD EHR

3.61 (424 reviews)

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Kareo Billing

Kareo a Tebra Company offers web-based medical billing and practice management solution used by medical practitioners and physicians across the United States. The system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, pra...Read more about Kareo Billing

4.04 (601 reviews)

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Kareo Clinical

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Kareo a Tebra Company offers a Web-based EHR, medical billing, and practice management used by thousands of physicians across the United States. This system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, practices can sc...Read more about Kareo Clinical

3.93 (365 reviews)

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Compulink Healthcare Solutions

Compulink’s Advantage SMART Practice® is an all-in-one database EHR solution for specialty practices such as optometry, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, mental health, podiatry, and more. Available cloud-based or server, Advantag...Read more about Compulink Healthcare Solutions

4.03 (273 reviews)

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WebPT

WebPT is a cloud-based, multi-product platform for outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy clinics. At its core, WebPT is an electronic medical records (EMR) system that enables therapists to produce and store patien...Read more about WebPT

4.37 (425 reviews)

25 recommendations

Nexus

Nexus is an ONC 2015 Edition certified cloud-based ambulatory EHR and PM platform. It is designed for small to midsize practices and a variety of specialties including orthopedics, neurology, podiatry, cardiology, general surgery,...Read more about Nexus

4.61 (9 reviews)

20 recommendations

Fusion

Fusion Web Clinic is a cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) solution for multi-specialty pediatric clinics. Key features include appointment scheduling, patient documentation, reminders, billing and claims management. ...Read more about Fusion

4.66 (82 reviews)

18 recommendations

ClinicSource

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ClinicSource is a cloud-based practice management solution that helps in scheduling and documenting the therapy appointments of the patients. ClinicSource Therapy Practice Management’s scheduler includes billing and electronic m...Read more about ClinicSource

4.02 (60 reviews)

18 recommendations

Net Health

Net Health Therapy for Hospitals – Outpatient is cloud-based rehab therapy documentation, scheduling and practice management software designed specifically for hospital outpatient settings. A fully-integrated solution, Net Health...Read more about Net Health

4.18 (232 reviews)

7 recommendations

ECLIPSE

In 1985, a chiropractor and software developer teamed up to create ECLIPSE, an ONC certified Complete EHR now used by thousands of providers nationwide. Designed for single practitioners, ECLIPSE is routinely used by multi-discipl...Read more about ECLIPSE

4.55 (265 reviews)

6 recommendations

SynergyPT

SynergyPT is a web-based electronic medical records (EMR) solution for physical therapy practices. It is compatible with mobile devices and tablets to improve and simplify documentation processes during patient evaluations. With t...Read more about SynergyPT

1.00 (1 reviews)

2 recommendations

InsightEMR

Clinicient provides a web-based and mobile therapy-specific EMR designed to improve the therapist experience by offering an all-in-one solution with scheduling, documentation, telehealth and reporting, resulting in improved effici...Read more about InsightEMR

4.37 (126 reviews)

1 recommendations

TheraOffice

TheraOffice is an electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management solution specifically designed for physical therapy and rehabilitation practices. The single sign-on, fully-integrated application includes scheduling, doc...Read more about TheraOffice

4.60 (25 reviews)

1 recommendations

Raintree Systems

Raintree is a complete business and Physical Therapy EMR/EHR software for Pediatric & Adult Therapy & Rehab PT, OT, SLP and ABA practice- regardless of size. From single providers to large multi-location groups, Raintree provides ...Read more about Raintree Systems

4.14 (7 reviews)

1 recommendations

Planetrehab

Planetrehab offers physical and occupational therapists a turnkey solution that offers integrated practice management, billing and collection management solution. Acting as both a software provider and a billing and collections se...Read more about Planetrehab

3.50 (4 reviews)

1 recommendations

Acuity Scheduling

Squarespace Scheduling is a cloud-based appointment scheduling software solution that enables business owners to manage their appointments online. The product caters to the needs of small and midsize businesses as well as individu...Read more about Acuity Scheduling

Vagaro

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Vagaro is a cloud-based salon, spa and fitness business management solution that allows professionals to book appointments and manage various facility roles. It offers an integrated solution to manage bookkeeping, payroll, client ...Read more about Vagaro

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: November 22, 2022

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Physical Therapy Software?
Benefits of Physical Therapy Software
Common Features of Physical Therapy Software
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Physical Therapy Software?

 

Physical therapy electronic medical record (EMR)/electronic health record (EHR) systems offer very different functionality from software programs geared towards primary care and related specialties, although some features are similar.

For example, like programs intended for use by primary care physicians, the core features of EMRs for physical therapy also include the ability to track progress notes, treatment plans and assessments for multiple patients being seen on a regular and recurring basis.

Therapist dashboard screenshot in Practice Pro

Therapist dashboard screenshot in Practice Pro

However, physiotherapists often will not require all of the same features as primary care doctors. For example, physical therapy practices and other therapy groups, such as speech therapy, typically require robust documentation management solutions.

Benefits of Physical Therapy Software

Physical therapy software offers many benefits that increase the overall efficiency and productivity within a medical practice. Some of them are:

Enhanced record keeping. Physical therapy and documentation software solutions allow easier upkeep of patients’ medical records. Whether the prescription is for checking a single body part or for a rigorous physical therapy regimen, the solution maintains records in an organized manner.

Makes it easier to read. As most of doctors are infamous for their illegible handwriting, a digital physical therapy software would help patients, helpers and staff easily understand the doctor’s notes.

Faster billing. As billing is not considered to be the most glamorous job in a medical practice, this physical therapy solution enables practitioners to perform quick billing, and hence, minimize the overall time to complete a job.

Complete documentation. Since a lot of notes and thoughts are involved in a patient’s single visit, it is important to document all the details accurately. A physical therapy solution helps in correctly filling all the minute details and makes the properly organized files readily available to medical staff at all times.

Automation of tasks. A physical therapy software solution automates several tasks (such as prescription management and documentation) that otherwise consume too much time if manually done by the staff. The solution streamlines all the procedures and processes of the medical practice so as to enable the staff to provide high-quality care to patients.

Faster sharing of records. Paper records are sent and received through a photocopy in the mail or via fax to and from another location. On the other hand, electronic records and other digital information can be shared in a much faster and simpler way by using a physical therapy software.

Better quality control. A physical therapy solution helps manage the overall quality of service in medical practices. The solution also enhances clinical efficiency by supporting physical therapists in the diagnosis procedure and improving the quality of patient care. Avoids loss of records. Since paper records always face the risk of getting damaged, misplaced or lost, a physical therapy solution helps securely store all the information online.

Easy scheduling management. When all the records are stored digitally, all scheduling tasks become simpler to manage. With a physical therapy solution, medical practitioners can easily track and manage all their patients without being concerned about complex-to-navigate paper records.

Enhances decision making. As the physical therapy solution serves as an excellent source of information, it augments the decision-making process during patient assessments. Physical therapy solutions offer best-practice approaches and prescriptions based on the patient’s key symptoms and complaints.

Common Features of Physical Therapy Software

Import legacy documents from referring physicians Since most PT patients come from physician referrals, a PT-specific EMR should be able to interpret scanned documents, faxes or PDF files and/or plug directly into EMRs from referring physicians to automate and expedite the new patient intake process.
Integrated exercise flow sheets Document your patients’ daily exercise routines and carry over patient information from visit to visit, allowing easy tracking of patient progress. Incorporate programs with iPad or other mobile devices as desired, increasing efficiency at the point of care.
Physical therapy treatment guidelines A physiotherapy EMR program should include protocols for the hundreds of diagnoses and treatments performed, providing support where needed and facilitating the overall workflow.
Integration with PT laboratory tests and diagnostic and treatment devices Any EMR designed for a physiotherapy practice should import X-rays, MRIs, other diagnostic images and laboratory results and tie them to the patient record. In addition, advanced EMRs may coordinate with electrotherapy devices to track treatments given.
Automated billing & reporting Reporting on certain physical therapy outcome measures provides a boost in Medicare payments of 1 percent. Automated reporting of these measures and incorporated codes results in drastic cuts in billing time and costs.

The size of the practice, existing technology, connectivity and patient demographics may also play an important part in the decision-making process. Of course, therapists will often seek more cost-effective solutions.

Market Trends to Understand

Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS, or cloud computing, is prevalent in healthcare because of its ease of implementation, overall use and immediate record availability. Web-based solutions save practices the sometimes costly investment of on-site installation, and offer modern interfaces that look like Web browsers.

Mobile device support. The use of mobile devices is becoming more and more commonplace in medicine, whether that be iPads, iPhones or Android devices. As this demand increases, vendors are quickly developing applications and tools for mobile devices, allowing physicians the ease of data accessibility both on and off-premise. Entire encyclopedias of critical information can be accessible instantly via mobile apps.

ONC-ATCB certification. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health is a large part of this act offering a $19 billion incentive for medical offices who transition to EHRs. In April 2012, proposed criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released proposing a rule that require all Certified EMR Technology “to include, at a minimum, support for the achievement of "meaningful use" by eligible health care providers beginning with the EHR reporting periods in FY/CY 2014.” However, that requirement has been extended through 2016 for eligible health care providers who began the program in 2011 or 2012.

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