Chiropractic Electronic Health Records (EHR)
In an era where technology evolves at a staggering rate, DCs need to start paying more attention to specific tools that help save time and grow revenue.
Chiropractic EHR software is an absolute must to not only protecting your patient’s information, but protecting yourself. With multiple options, how do you choose the right one?
The Chiropractic EHR Resource Center, sponsored by ChiroTouch, is the DCs go-to-source for researching what to look for in an EHR, why it matters, and most importantly, how to go about purchasing the correct one.
Is your EHR limiting your success?
But is it possible that your electronic health record (EHR) software may be stifling your practice’s development? A good chiropractic software system should be tailored to suit your individual needs and help you streamline your business to achieve prosperous and steady client growth. Take a look at some of the telltale signs that your chosen technology may be stalling your success.
It’s not scalable
It’s vitally important that your chosen EHR be able to grow along with your practice. If you find yourself creating more workarounds and running up against the boundaries of your EHR, it may be time to consider alternate systems that can support the amount of growth you envision for the future of your practice.
It’s not customizable
If you constantly seem to be trying to fit a square peg into a round hole when conducting business with your EHR software system, you may be suffering from a lack of customizability. This means a greater number of time-consuming workarounds, subpar patient service interactions, and challenging internal processes. A system that better reflects your practice and the way you work in it can make all the difference.
If you can’t seem to get your EHR software system to fit your unique practice, it might be time to find a competing software system that supports your workflow and can streamline rather than stifle your practice.
5 Reasons to Integrate Your Chiropractic EHR Software and Billing System
This article discusses five reasons why integrating your EHR software and billing system is a smart move for your practice:
• Greater efficiency
• Improved accuracy
• Consistency that breeds more consistency
• Interoperability and automation...
How to Create a SOAP Note in 15 Seconds with ChiroTouch
The single most important activity that goes on in a chiropractic office is, of course, the actual chiropractic care done by the providers. While everyone has an important role to play in the office’s day-to-day operations, it all starts with the provider administering care.
Keeping that in mind, it makes sense that any chiropractic office would want to do everything possible to make it easier for providers to provide...
How to Streamline Your Patient Check-in Process with CTSign-In and Front Desk
Details matter. And sometimes they matter in the places we don’t pay much attention to. One of those places is the first thing a patient walking into your chiropractic office sees: the patient sign-in sheet.
Ask any chiropractic assistant or office manager, and they’ll have a story about how a simple sign-in sheet or other minor problem threw a wrench in their day....
4 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement with CTInTouch Communication Tools
Patient communication is crucial to any chiropractic practice. CTInTouch, ChiroTouch’s automated campaign hub, makes it easy to increase patient engagement with tools that simplify patient outreach. With minimal effort, your practice can send:
1. Group messages.
2. Individual messages.
3. Patient appointment reminders...
Maximize Efficiency with One System for Everyone in the Office
There are plenty of tips, tricks, hints, hacks, and best practices out there for making your chiropractic office more efficient. Some of these are physical changes, like changing the layout and organization of your office. Others involve tweaking the workflow and flow of patients through the stages of a treatment session...
How to Gain Referrals Through Positive Social Media Reviews
Referrals are an important source of new patients for any chiropractic clinic, and some of your best new patients are likely to come from referrals. For a current patient to refer you to a friend or family member, they need to have a high level of satisfaction with your practice.
It follows that if you want referrals, you need to provide high-quality services and make sure what you are doing is meeting your current patients’ needs...
How to Engage and Retain Patients the ChiroTouch Way
Boost practice efficiency and make all your patients regulars with the marketing automation and reporting tools found in ChiroTouch.
Join ChiroTouch Senior Training Associates Hilary Snow and Grace Gomez as they show you how to use these tools to promote your practice, announce new products or services, and keep patients coming in regularly.
Billing and Coding Hints and Tips: 2021 E/M Changes…the Rest of the Story
In this installment of our Billing and Coding webinar series, Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA, will recap the E/M coding information that changed January 1, 2021, plus provide a detailed update on the new E/M changes that came out at the end of March 2021. Kathy will explain what changes when into effect in January and how E/M coding was further affected in the March update.
21st Century Cures Act: Updates That Chiropractors Need to Know
Significant changes pertaining to how ePHI is made available to patients went into effect this month as part of an update to the 21st Century Cures Act. While this regulation update can benefit patients, it will pose some challenges in the way notes are recorded. Sharing notes with patients means chiropractors must spend more time documenting and making the notes accessible for patients to understand.
Podcast Episode 1: The Four Seasons of the Chiropractic Career
In this episode, Dr. Stephen Franson, founder of The Remarkable Practice, breaks down the four seasons of the chiropractic career – launch, build, scale, and exit. He provides thoughtful examination on the importance of progressing through each season, the problems that can occur when progression stalls, and strategies for successfully maturing through each stage.
Podcast Episode 2: How to Create a Never-Ending Stream of New Patients
In this episode, Dr. Matt Hubbard of True Chiropractic discusses the leadership tactics and procedural strategies he employs at his thriving, high-traffic practice to create a never-ending flow of new patients (hint: It does not include an advertising budget!). He gives listeners insight into the “seven seeds” that must be planted before asking for a referral...
Practicing in a mobile era
With ever-increasing technological sophistication, your opportunity to remain engaged with your patients after they leave the doors of your practice has blossomed. Currently, approximately 80 percent of Internet users are searching the web right from their smartphone. Even more impressive is the fact that they are interacting with their phones at least hourly.
What does this mean for you? It means that there’s an opportunity to connect with your patients in a manner that was unthinkable even a few hours ago. Compare this with how many opportunities you have to interact with each patient in person, and you’ll begin to see why smartphone apps are a critical component of your patient engagement strategy.
Smartphone apps are one of the easiest ways to get in front of your patients and secure a strong presence in your patient’s mobile world. Stationing a mobile app as the cornerstone of your mobile marketing strategy can help you secure that consistent line of communication between your practice and your patients as well as your patients network of friends, family and colleagues as well.
How to Evaluate Practice Management Software Guide and Checklist
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Looking into getting a new practice management software? Whether switching from a different software or transitioning from paper, evaluating the right software for your chirorpactic practice can be daunting. This guide, with an easy-to-follow checklist will help, while ensuring you’re informed of the most important things to consider.
Why data matters
We simply won’t see more volume of patients and help more patients under the new payment models if we don't have (and be able to share) the data that proves the efficacy of chiropractic! It's not enough to have anecdotal evidence. We need proof. We need to be able to say to both the government and private payers: We help patients achieve health at a lower cost while drastically reducing unnecessary spending on surgery and drugs
To this effect, your ability to contribute is actually simple, you need to do three sequential steps:
1. Adopt a certified EHR software into your practice to document your daily visit encounters and the health history of the patients.
2. Use your professional protocols and guidelines to document the care outcomes by using easy data capture with outcome assessment tools, such as basic questionnaires that patients fill out to quantify their progress and satisfaction of care received from you.
3. Make sure that your software has the ability to formulate those results into an actionable display of metrics and data to let you know that you have successfully achieved recovery or that you should modify the care plan approach or whatever care pathway is needed, you have data to guide you.