Proper handling of your physical therapy documentation is an absolute must.
It does not matter what form of physical therapy documentation it is or how trivial it may seem. You should have it all sorted, entered and put together seamlessly. Face it, we live in a litigious society and the more organized your physical therapy documentation is, the better protected your physical therapy business will be in the event you become embroiled in a legal issue.
One of the first things you want to do with your physical therapy documentation is this. No matter how well your software is or how well your system is protected, you also want all of your physical therapy documentation backed up at an off-site location. There are any of a number of things that can go wrong with computer systems and their software. By having your physical therapy documentation backed up elsewhere you can always recover it quickly.
In fact, many practices don’t even bother having any of their physical therapy documentation entered or store on their premises or even their computer systems. They use internet-based software to handle their physical therapy documentation needs. The great thing about going this route is that as you will always have immediate access to updates or upgrades of the software whenever they become available. And the security with these programs is second to none.
And when using cloud-based internet software, you can access your physical therapy documentation from anywhere and off of any computer as long as you have the pass codes. Try setting that up with installed software. It can be done, but believe this; it is a major pain in the you know what.
Online based software makes tending to all your physical therapy documentation needs a breeze.
And as far as any limits on the type of physical therapy documentation such systems can handle, well there is none. Regardless of whether it is initial questionnaires from first time patients, to therapy given, prognoses, diagnoses, medication prescribed and so on, it can handle it. But, even if you decide you want all of your physical therapy documentation kept on-site and in-house, just make sure you have good quality software with which to do it.
This here bears repeating; make double sure that every single bit of physical therapy documentation regarding each and every one of your patients is kept together. Easily accessible and backed up off-site. Do these things and you can pretty much avoid having any physical therapy documentation issues come up.