The advent of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and the support it has received from physicians and government alike, has led to a surge in the number of vendors supplying different types and qualities of EHRs.
Similarly, the increasing supply of electronic healthcare IT products in the country has led to the emergence of a supplier bubble in the HIT industry. This bubble is hard to penetrate for physicians trying to purchase the perfect EHR for their practices.
This document will act as a simple guide for Physical Therapy physicians looking to purchase and use a specialty-specific Electronic Health Record that is designed and built for use by Physical Therapy physicians.
The first step for Physical Therapy physicians looking to purchase Physical Therapy-specific EHRs is to start looking for an EHR that is specifically built for Physical Therapy physicians.
Physical Therapists usually treat patients who need physical therapy as well as patients with disabilities. Since Physical Therapy physicians have to rely on tests performed by other specialists, such as imaging tests, scans, and patient reports, it is important for a Physical Therapy EHR to be able to incorporate the components of workflows of different specialties and be able to successfully integrate different types of imaging software and equipment like X-Rays, CT Scans, PET Scans, MRIs etc.
The above factors will help those physicians who are looking to get the ideal Physical Therapy EHRs for their practices.