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Five Ways Your Patients Benefit From Cloud Computing Software

Physical therapy practices can benefit from cloud computing software for a number of reasons, from being able to access billing from multiple computers over the Internet to being able to hire at-home workers. All of these things can help your patients receive better, and faster, care. You can easily use this software for medical coding, making it easy for any therapist to input information from any of the offices in the building.

Coding Braces
For example, the therapist may tell the patient that he or she needs a knee brace for running. Knee braces may be something your business has that can be coded or billed to the patient. From the examination area, the therapist could access the software and input this information. Because it is a cloud-based software, if the item needs to be ordered, it could show up to one of the at-home workers, allowing the order to be processed by another person altogether.

Sharing Patient Files
Cloud computing software makes it easy for any therapist to pull up any file that is on the server. So, if you were to take on a patient of a colleague, you could easily pull up the files without having to be in a specific room or on a specific computer system.

Access from Anywhere
Better yet, cloud-computing software is accessed through the Internet. This makes it possible to reach your information from anywhere in the world with Internet access. So, if you are working with a client and want to input information while you are at home, you simply pull up the files from your personal computer. This could also benefit you if you are speaking with another therapist for diagnostic help. In that case, you could travel to his or her office and pull up the files directly, which prevents having to bring along patient files in a hard copy.

Back-up Possibilities
A therapy office can use cloud-computing software for saving documents online. Some software provides an online storage database. Other types provide email, security features, and desktop productivity.

Ease of Use
Cloud computing software is also beneficial because it is easy to use. As long as you have access to an Internet browser, you can access the software. This software is also very easy to manipulate when needed. Adding more users to the software’s program is usually easy; often all that is needed is for a user to sign in. Adding space is also easy, as the software often provides manageable ways to upgrade the server capacity your business uses. If you need less space, this is also easy to do.

Your company may want to consider cloud computing software if there is a need for access to files from multiple locations, if there is a need to be able to upload files and information from any location, if you need access to your emails or orders from a home (or other) location, and if you’d like to hire at-home workers. All of the styles of cloud computing software can help you access your vital information from various locations, and it can also prevent you from losing documents stored on a traditional hard drive.

Abby Evans is an avid blogger and loves writing about fitness. In her spare time she is training for half marathons and finding the perfect knee brace for running.

Bill Coding Capability is on the Way

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Physical therapy practices (A.K.A Physiotherapy exercises) already using Mavenlive physiotherapy software may be pleased to learn that we are using our unique, expert software to automate the process of bill coding.

This is presently in development and alpha testing, says Dr. Jay Winburn, president of Prognition Corp., the parent company of Mavenlive.

“At present, bill coding and the payment process is a major stumbling block and irritant for just about every health care provider,” Dr. Winburn says. “It is one of the top reasons cited for leaving private practice and working for large institutions with a specialized staff that handles this process.”

Medical billing and coding is the process health care providers use to submit insurance claims so they can be paid by insurance companies and governments for services they provide patients. Most private and government-owned insurance companies use the same process.

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The Six Benefits of Cloud Computing in a PT Practice

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — The popularity of cloud computing has gained considerable momentum in the past couple of years, and since Mavenlive exercise software is cloud-based, we created a list of the six biggest benefits.

So if you’re a therapist in need of quality physical therapy documentation software, read on.

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How Mavenlive Can Replace a Transcriptionist

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – It’s no secret that the ushering in of electronic medical records has changed the healthcare industry- most agree for the better.

We like to think of our Mavenlive software as revolutionizing the physical therapy industry even further by saving clinicians money in a variety of ways, namely in rendering one particular job position practically unnecessary: the transcriptionist.

To drive home this point, let’s look at the traditional method of getting a letter into the hands of a referring physician. The process starts when a doctor refers a patient for physical therapy rehab. The physical therapist conducts an assessment, perhaps prescribes some at-home exercises and may also schedule a follow-up appointment.

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Rehabilitation Exercises Software Update Introduced

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – We are pleased to announce that we released a new update to  Mavenlive physical therapy exercise software on Jan. 9.

Dubbed the “SOAP format,” SOAP stands for subjective, objective, assessment and plan. The update was designed to fit each physical therapist’s natural work flow more naturally as they evaluate patients.

It also will contribute to a reduction in the amount of typing required when entering patient information and prescribing rehabilitation exercises, says Chris Metcalfe, vice president of technical development for Prognition Corp., the company that manufactures Mavenlive. Continue reading…

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SOAP Format Introduced Jan. 1

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – We are pleased to announce that we released a new update to Mavenlive physical therapy exercise software on Jan. 1.

Dubbed the “SOAP format,” SOAP stands for subjective, objective, assessment and plan. The update was designed to fit each physical therapist’s natural workflow more naturally as they evaluate patients.

It also will contribute to a reduction in the amount of typing required when entering patient information and prescribing rehabilitation exercises, says Chris Metcalfe, vice president of technical development for Prognition Corp., the company that manufactures Mavenlive.

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The Leader of the Pack

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – Clinical Decision Support Systems are becoming increasingly popular in health care, in spite of some perceived barriers to acceptance that experts in the area have identified.

Although these barriers don’t exist with Prognition Corp.’s Mavenlive physical therapy rehabilitation exercise software, they are worth mentioning.

A CDSS- an application designed to help health care providers make clinical decisions by analyzing data- must integrate with a health care organization’s existing software, which can be complex, according to SearchHealthIT.  A majority of CDSS are stand-alone products that can’t be integrated with reporting and electronic medical records software. If they can be integrated, combining large amounts of data into existing systems can put a sizable strain on application and infrastructure maintenance. Continue reading…

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Little Known iPad Secrets & Tips

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – We love technology and were thrilled when the iPad was introduced and we discovered its functionality with our Mavenlive exercise prescription and rehab software.

Since Apple released the iOS5 upgrade in October, we’ve toyed with the iPad more and discovered a couple of tips and tricks bound to help physical therapists who use iPads when entering data into our Web-based physical therapy software.

“When working with the iPad recently, I noticed a couple of things that could be useful to share,” says Chris Metcalfe, Mavenlive’s vice president of technical development. Continue reading…

Ipad Upgrade Means Better User Experience for Mavenlive Users

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – Apple’s recent release of its new iOS 5 operating system for the iPad means better functionality of Prognition Corporation’s Mavenlive exercise prescription software.

The update to the iOS- which was released on Oct. 12- has solved one of the major limiting factors when using the iPad, says Dr. Jay Winburn, president of Prognition Corp., which introduced Mavenlive physical therapy assessment software in March 2009.

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Get Your Head Into the Cloud

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – Here at Prognition Corp., we have shared for years our opinions on the vast benefits of cloud computing in physical therapy clinics, and have believed that cloud computing had applications in a variety of medical settings.

Research continues to show that cloud computing has revolutionized the health care industry.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, American Medical News gives a great definition: Cloud computing refers to a number of technology solutions that have three things in common.

  • They run on the Internet.
  • They use shared resources including storage, processing, memory and network bandwidth with other users.
  • They are “on-demand,” which means network storage and other capabilities can be adjusted virtually without the need for in-house IT staff to tear apart computers and add additional wiring and cords.

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