Different electronic medical systems have different strengths and limitations. To decide which one to purchase, a medical practice can start by understanding how to assess the difference between systems. Electronic medical record systems may have different component software packages, including those for patient medical records, appointment scheduling, billing or patient education. Since patient medical records are a critical component, it is best to understand the software used to implement electronic medical records.
While electronic medical records remove the need for paper-based data entry, data still needs to be entered electronically. Some systems use keyboards, while others offer data entry options via touchscreens or verbally, with the use of voice recognition software. A key objective in installing an electronic medical record system is to reduce paper-based records. However, the need to print patient medical records often arises. Since most electronic medical records have a complex layout, printing a complete record can be a challenge, as not all systems are compatible with all printers.
It is inevitable that ‘hard copies’ of patient reports, such as x-ray reports or laboratory reports, will need to be imported into an electronic database. To do this, a practice needs both a scanner and compatible optical recognition software that may or may not be built into the electronic medical record system. Optical recognition software, in turn, may only recognize certain data or text entry formats.
Electronic medical record systems may offer options to import images, such as x-rays or CT scans, in one or more formats. Some systems do not offer any image importing options. When considering such options, it is best to go for the most flexible program that allows the importation of images in a number of different formats. Certain formats take up much more space on a hard drive than others, but may offer enhanced images.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2012
An EMR offers a wealth of benefits over traditional paper records, said Chhoda. Insurance cards, photos and x-rays can all be entered into a laptop or tablet in multiple formats. Theyre stored securely and can be accessed in real time from virtually any location.
Occupational therapy software allows therapists to do much more than simply document a patient visit. It provides practice owners with freedom from cumbersome paper records, the need for storage space, shredding and time consuming transcriptions. Time stamps register and track when documents are created, entered and signed, offering protections against lawsuits and reimbursement issues.
With an EMR, therapists are privy to a patients complete record, from prescriptions and diagnosis to treatment, eliminating the need for repeating costly tests. Therapists save time and effort, allowing them to initiate treatment without the need to wait for referrals and paper documents to be faxed or mailed. Labs and test results can be sent to the clinic electronically, along with inter-office memos.
Chhoda noted that physical therapy scheduling software provides a complete communications center. Patient portals offer clients a secure means of scheduling an appointment, entering insurance information for verification, and requesting information or a callback. EMRs can be utilized to remind patients automatically of appointments via email, video and voice messaging.
Physical therapy billing and coding is fast, efficient and electronic for expedited turnarounds on reimbursements. Chhoda noted that an EMR will increase the cash flow of any clinic, providing therapists with the needed funds to hire additional staff, add new equipment or expand the practice. Therapists can create to-do lists of unfinished exams, follow up procedures, and incoming test results that require immediate attention for efficient patient care and management.
Physical therapy documentation software provides a valuable educational tool to illustrate injuries and treatments, allowing patients to understand their condition, treatment and how it will help them, said Chhoda. Therapists can make notes and drawings for better patient understanding and adherence to treatment. Charts and graphs can also be used to show the clients progress. regurgitating
Chhoda is a staunch supporter of physical therapy software that provides better patient care and management. Improving the documentation process through EMRs frees therapists and staff from mountains of paperwork and places it all in a single, easy to access system for increased efficiency and productivity.
Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) June 09, 2012
President Obamas plan to computerize health care records is a major step forward, said Chhoda. Setting a system in place isnt that difficult and includes many benefits for physical therapists, from protecting owners from lawsuits and maintaining compliance to creating more free time.
Chhoda utilizes an array of offices systems to simplify and streamline office procedures and maintain patient contact, from Clinical Contact to Therapy Newsletter. There are a number of electronic medical records (EMR) systems available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Chhoda advises therapists to conduct due diligence when selecting an EMR to ascertain which one is best for the individual practice.
Chhoda noted that documenting patient visits in the traditional way is a time consuming endeavor that actually costs therapists in terms of patients, revenues and free time. Conventional methods require therapists to incorporate notes and a wide array of data into a coherent whole. EMR systems allow therapists to create a permanent record much quicker and the savings in time can be reallocated to treating more patients or leisure time pursuits. Medical billing is more efficient and payment is brought into the practice quicker.
An EMR system provides essential, ongoing documentation at a glance that can save therapists from expensive lawsuits and repaying insurance funds during a post-payment audit, and maintains compliance. Ideally, an EMR system contains all the pertinent patient information on a single page, and all thats needed to update a current visit is a few touches on a screen, said Chhoda.
Good EMR systems amd healthcare management require that clinicians manage their patient relationships without the need to rely on memory and fits into the regular workflow of the office. Clinicians (including physical therapists) can utilize an EMR system to identify patient risk factors, establish procedures to address contacting patients, and handle situations in real time as they arise. Scheduling, billing and coding, even prescription call-ins or faxes are all elements of an EMR system that streamlines the patient documentation process for practice owners.
Chhodas insights into EMR systems makes use of his many years of experience and expertise with office systems to assist therapists who have not yet employed electronic medical records in their practice. EMRs offer extensive benefits over conventional methods, allowing therapists to remain in compliance, avoid lawsuits, and manage patient care more effectively, while reducing billing errors for increased revenue.
Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.nitin360.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda is a licensed physical therapist, a doctor of physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Hes the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics. Hes been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems, Private Practice Summit, the Private Practice Formula and the Private Practice Mastermind group. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. Hes the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, a web-based service that boosts patient arrival rates.
Long before online forms had become common people used to send/collect these data in emails and later in spreadsheets. Sharing spreadsheets, rather than collecting information became a day-to-day activity.
Some of the pain-points of standard old-fashioned data collection methods:
- Data validation – With multiple typographical errors in the data collected from multiple sources, a lot of time and energy was wasted validating and correcting the data and arranging them in order.
- Different formats – Data came in various formats (XLS, CSV, RSS, Web links, Documents, Emails, etc.) which made it difficult to put them together.
- Data to Information – Data becomes information once it is broken down and analyzed and made understandable. A huge learning curve was required to use different tools to convert the data into information.
Introduction to Online Forms
Data collection gave a whole new objective to online forms. Multiple vendors came out with free services to create a form for you to collect data in a more organized approach. Though the free service limited the extensive use of these web forms but a couple of buck actually opened the flood gates. A whole system of data collection was found. Most of these services also offered charts and analysis of your data putting them in proper rows and columns. It changed a lot in the business world.
Different usage of online forms:
Online forms have been found to be useful in both business and education. As businesses have incorporated online forms in all their departments, students have also found it useful to collect data for their surveys and market research projects.
- Human Resources to collect employee details
- Sales data from field agents for regular updates
- Collecting customer feedback
- Collecting financial data
- Managing inventory updates
- Customer Service and Support requests
- Surveys for market research and analysis
- Student/Teacher evaluation
- Daily attendance
Advantages of online forms
Some of the common returns that web forms bring on our tables are:
- Save time and money – as you move from paper to web forms
- Eliminate e-mailing – and easily send notifications to people that have not yet updated their data
- Removes typos, Improved accuracy from data validation – Validated, guided responses prevent errors and provide accurate data back that doesn’t need cleansing.
- Timeliness of Results – The data is immediately available, and results can be tracked and analyzed even while the job of data collection is ongoing.
- Increase response rates – Since electronic and web-based surveys and forms are easier and faster to fill out than paper, response rates normally improve. Reminder notices sent to non-responders can increase rates dramatically.
- Accessibility – Distribution via web access and email is easy. Web surveys and forms can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with web access.
There are multiple tools available in the market today that helps you create your own customized online form for data collection. Most of these tools are quite flexible and robust that can be set up quickly, while seamlessly integrating with existing websites and content delivery systems.
QuickLabel Systems announces the introduction of the new Kiaro! color inkjet label printer, the fastest color label printer on the market designed for businesses who choose to print their own labels as an alternative to purchasing pre-printed labels.
West Warwick, RI (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
QuickLabel Systems, a brand of Astro-Med, inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), announces the introduction of the new Kiaro! color inkjet label printer, the latest and fastest label printer in the QuickLabel family of digital color label printers designed for businesses who choose to print their own labels as an alternative to purchasing pre-printed labels.
“We believe that the new Kiaro! is the most advanced, flexible and user-friendly in-house full color label printer under $10,000 on the market,” said Eric E. Pizzuti, Vice President and General Manager. “With its 1200 dpi print quality, 8 ips fast label print speed, roll-to-roll label printing, on-demand print mode, and easy-to-integrate compact size, the Kiaro! is the right choice for printing color product labels in medium-to-high quantities.”
In response to customer demand for lower-cost inkjet label printing, the high-speed Kiaro! inkjet label printer was designed with four separate, high capacity ink cartridges, one each for the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink colors. the Kiaro! also offers an Economy print mode which allows users to further reduce total cost-per-label by approximately 15%. “I’m proud of the lengths to which we have gone in addressing users’ priorities and preferences with this printer,” said Kevin S. Brisson, Product Manager. “With so many automated functions, the Kiaro! requires very little user intervention in order to print your own labels.”
According to the Company, users in the Kiaro! beta testing program proved out the suitability of printing a variety of food labels with the Kiaro!, printing dietary supplement labels with the Kiaro!, and printing electrical and industrial labels with the Kiaro!. “Based on our feedback, the Kiaro! inkjet label printer helps users to manage label costs and to manage the availability of printed labels for diverse product lines, including printing labels for private label products and other customized products,” said Pizzuti.
The Kiaro! inkjet label printer system includes one seat of Custom QuickLabel® Omni labeling software, a printer driver for Windows® 7/Vista/XP (32 and 64 bit), a USB 2.0 cable, a starter set of CMYK Kiaro! inks, a starter roll of labels and a one year limited warranty.
The Kiaro! joins the company’s other high-speed, high-resolution label printer, the Vivo! Touch intelligent digital color label printer, in offering an in-house label printing solution to businesses who need high productivity and high label throughput.
To see a Kiaro! inkjet label printer in person, fill-out the online form to tell QuickLabel Systems that you would like an in-person label printer demonstration. A directly-employed QuickLabel sales engineer will visit your office or factory and print your custom labels.
About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, inc.QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers used by manufacturers and processors who want to print their own labels in-house, as well as barcode label printers, thermal transfer ribbon, labels, and custom label printing services. QuickLabel Systems is a brand of Astro-Med, inc., a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and data acquisition systems for test and measurement. Astro-Med, inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index. Additional information is available by visiting QuickLabel.com. Keep up with QuickLabel Systems on Twitter at Twitter.com/QuickLabel and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickLabel.
Safe Harbor StatementThis news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med’s FY2012 Annual Report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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The Dell Laser Printer is one of the best around in the market. However, many users complain about the numerous error codes they frequently receive. Here are some troubleshooting tips on fixing these errors effectively.
This type of error code implies that you need to restart the printer again. However, do check to see if toner cartridges are seated in the proper position. Also ensure that they have been locked in. this is an error commonly associated with the Dell 3100cn laser printer.
This is yet another error message asking you to restart the printer. you need to switch off the printer and then connect it via the USB cable. Press the hold and cancel buttons simultaneously. then power on the printer again. on your LCD display you should typically see a message saying ‘ready for download mode’. you will then need to initialize the firmware update process.
Sometimes the Dell laser printer only recognizes the yellow toner as ‘missing’. hence you need to replace the Dell toner with a new one. It can happen when the toner is a remanufactured one with a different chip.
Error type: not printing black text
This type of error happens because of a problem with the power supply. you need to check if the I/O cable is connected properly or not and that all connections are in place.
Error type: Printing text in red
At certain times you might be able to print perfectly well the first two times and then you see the text being covered in red color. this can happen if the unit is still not properly clean. you could try cleaning the tube.
Error message: Insert yellow toner
Sometimes in spite of replacing the yellow toner in your Dell 5100 cn laser printer you might still get this error message. try to change the black cartridge. you could also check to see if the toner cartridges are locked appropriately.
Error message: Print head error
This type of error message typically happens when the printer head is not clean enough. you could try installing software that is used to clean the head of the printer. you could try clicking on ‘start’ then go to ‘settings’ and then ‘printers’. Select your printer and right click on it and go to ‘properties’. Check to see if there is any such software installed.
This error code is commonly associated with the Dell 922 printer. usually you might see the cartridge moving front and back and slamming itself against the printer. you need to tighten the strings located on the back of the printer and then it should work fine.
Error message: Parallel port maybe used by another application
This is an error message commonly found when you are trying to make a second scanning operation. try downloading the printer driver according to your specific operating system. you could also try setting a different parallel port in the BIOS.
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Pictures with the Canon PIXMA MP250 Photo All-In-One model never dazzle the eye, but as an entry grade option for home printing, copying and scanning, it will suffice. If you’re just starting out with a home photo printer the PIXMA MP250 provides you with the benefit of the Auto Photo Fix II capabilities from the bundled Easy PhotoPrint EX computer software for simple touchups along with corrections to your old photographs.
Supported paper varieties regarding borderless picture printing encompass Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II and Photo Paper plus Glossy II. Print resolutions vary depending on output, with 600 x 600 dpi obtainable in black and 4800 x 1200 dpi in colour. the copy rate is appropriate for a home operator going at close to 39 seconds in full-blown colour and will handle up to 99 pages at the same time.
The maximum DPI resolution of the scanner is 600 x 1200 DPI, which is really a bit on the low end of current scanning capability. PICT Bridge is offered providing you currently have a cable which allows you to print straight from your external digicam. Regrettably the MP250 is lacking in separate Ink cartridges, just having a black plus a colour tank. this will cause some trouble when you may just exhaust one particular colour immediately after doing numerous prints, which means replacement of the entire cartridge each and every time could possibly be pricey. Common USB 2. connection is used to connect the machine to your Computer or MAC.
The MP250 is only available in the standard grey/black finish as well as there’s no Liquid crystal display readout on the device. as an important part of Canon’s generation green product initiative the MP250 provides a number of additional benefits which could help tip the scales in its favour. to begin with, its energy star conformity SAS well as 4in1 and 2in1 print options signify the device is much kinder on the environment all together. Additionally, the MP250 is RoHS compliant, the European standard for confirmation that the device is free of all dangerous materials that may ruin the environment after the device has been tossed aside.
With the helpful entry level printer choices available, the Canon PIXMA MP250 isn’t competent to rise above all of them, but it will provide you with the fundamental features you’ll need. In case you are cautious about making sure your printer protects the environment and are able to commit a little more swapping the entire colour ink cartridge every time, the MP250 is rather reasonable value.