"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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bulletproof Expert Systems on PT Talker with Jeff Worrell

Jeff Worrell has interviewed a cross section of the world's top physical therapists and rehabilitation experts on his podcasting website PT Talker.

And, now its my turn.

Jeff and I spoke for just over 15 minutes about my new book Bulletproof Expert Systems: Clinical Decision Support for Physical Therapists in the Outpatient Setting.

Like most good interviewers, Jeff cut through my verbosity to get to what physical therapists really care about:
  • How can you run your clinic more efficiently?
  • How can you make more money, or
  • How can you make your job easier? 
My book describes documentation systems, both paper-based and electronic, that attempt to do just that.

Specifically, I discuss how physical therapists in outpatient practices can...
  • Produce superior patient-based outcomes.
  • Generate a Medicare-compliant note quickly and without excessive narrative writing.
  • Create "prompts" that remind the therapist when a specific data point, test or note is called for.
You can order the book at a 40% discount off the retail price here.

Thanks, Jeff, for helping physical therapists do more of what we do best.

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Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

Bulletproof Expert Systems: Clinical Decision Support for Physical Therapists in the Outpatient Setting is a manager's workbook with stories, checklists, charts, graphs, tables, and templates describing how you can use paper-based or computerized tools to improve your clinic's Medicare compliance, process adherence and patient outcomes.

Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

Tim can be reached at
TimRichPT@BulletproofPT.com .

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