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How Physiotherapy Clinic Software Can Transform Your Clinic
Computer software is incredibly useful for any kind of business. For physiotherapy clinics there is a wide range of specialist software packages that can help to run the business much more efficiently. Such software can increase patient satisfaction as well as increase practice revenues.
Two types of software are especially useful for physiotherapy clinics. Physiotherapy Billing (PT Billing) software takes care of the business side of things. Physiotherapy clinical software assists in the patient care side of the business. These software packages are also useful for other medical professionals such as chiropractors, chiropodists and occupational therapists.
Physiotherapy Billing (PT Billing) Software
When physiotherapists set up a private clinic then they usually concentrate on the patient care side of the business. While this is to be commended, a poorly run clinic can look unprofessional in the eyes of its patients. More worryingly, a clinic that doesn't have a good billing system in place can lose out on a significant amount of money due to billing errors and undercharging for patient care. A physiotherapy practice always needs to take care with billing since revenue can come from many sources. Although many patients settle their bills after seeing the consultant, patients may also need to visit for many sessions during the course of their treatment. Many patient treatment plans may also be paid for by their employers (in the case of occupational health related issues) or by a medical insurance company.
Physiotherapy billing software was traditionally based on desktop software installed in practices. The widespread use of the Internet has made website based software solutions much more popular. They can be used off site or onsite, as well as being accessed by increasingly popular mobile computing devices. These mobile solutions are especially popular in larger practices where it is not practical to install a desktop PC in every part of the building.
Another alternative is to use an outsourced billing service. Such services are offered by companies such as Billing Dynamix. They take care of the patient billing aspects of running a clinic, allowing practice staff to concentrate on the patient care side of the clinic. The other advantage of using such a service include increasing the speed at which bills are paid. This leads to vastly increased cashflow for the physiotherapy clinic and therefore much less problems at critical times such as the end of the payroll billing process or when a large tax bill becomes due.
Physiotherapy Clinic Software
Other software for use in physiotherapy, chiropractor and other clinics is software that helps with the patient care side of things. Clinical software can hugely increase the efficiency of physiotherapy practices by allowing the routine aspects of patient care to be automated.
Many of the clinical software solutions for physiotherapists are already pre-loaded with standard treatment plans for common conditions such as back pain, knee and hip problems. Software suppliers such as PhysioTools also have support packages available that can supply printed treatment plans for patients to take away with them and help them with their rehabilitation exercises.
All in one physiotherapy software solutions
An attractive solution for physiotherapy clinics is to purchase an all in one solution that can handle both the patient scheduling, billing and patient care side of the practice. MediGraph is one such supplier. Their Physical Therapy software package is a complete solution that handles all aspects of the clinic, including billing, appointment scheduling and treatment plan documentation.