"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Monday, February 21, 2011

Physical Therapist at HiMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)

I'll go the Executive Breakfast titled mHealth's Evolving Role in Achieving Meaningful Use at the HiMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) Orlando conference on Tuesday, February 22nd.

My purpose in going is to learn and network with people who will create the electronic healthcare system of tomorrow.

This physician at KevinMD goes on about how great his Electronic Medical Records software is and how it helps him treat patients.

Clinical Decision Support features embedded in the EMR is what makes the software better than typical EMR tools.

What might Clinical Decision Support for physical therapists look like? Advise Rehab for physical therapists has answered part of that question already.

What other ways can you use technology to get patients better, work faster or make more money?

Do you use your iPhone at the patient's bedside?

If so, comment on this blog and let me know how you use any new technology.

The future hasn't been decided yet.

I hope I'll see some physical therapists at the HiMSS meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Many physicians really want to know how great his Electronic Medical Records software is and how it helps him treat patients. The right electronic medical records software system can save a physician practice time and money, while also improving patient outcomes.That's the reason why many wants to have their own electronic medical records software system.



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