For Immediate Release: February 18, 2015
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-832-2628
AUBURN_ Nationwide, hospitals and leading medical organizations are shifting the way they keep medical records to better serve patients. These data storage solutions are safe, reliable, and provide more up-to-the-minute and real time confidential record keeping. In this technology-based era, having instant access to medical records and pertinent patient information can help therapists quickly and efficiently access the vital information they need to treat a patient.
South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT), with offices throughout the Central Massachusetts region, made this shift to a new age of record keeping, which is more in alignment with top health organizations throughout the country.
“This is a revolutionary management system that allows our physical therapists to effectively document and take notes at any of our clinic locations,” said SCPT Executive Director Eric Cardin. “Security and confidentiality are of paramount importance to us, and this system works in tandem with all of our internal policies for patient privacy, and HIPAA compliance.”
With the integration of this state-of-the-art infrastructure, the therapists at SCPT have greater flexibility and IT efficiencies, which will streamline recordkeeping and inevitably increase patient satisfaction.
“South County now has the ability to track authorizations and approvals, schedule appointments, and automatically email patient reminders. The system works on a multitude of platforms from Windows®, Mac®, iPad®, Android Tablet® and offers scheduling-on-the-go on both iPhone® and Android® phones,” Cardin said. “With our new structure in place, we’re able to eliminate the numerous stacks of charts and necessary paperwork, which can now be scanned and uploaded. This also provides even more confidentiality, as there is no need to have excess printed documentation.”
“Having the ability to be more efficient and work towards reducing the need for vast amounts of paper and impacting the environment are added benefits,” Cardin said.
As SCPT enters its 30th Anniversary year, this innovative new medical records infrastructure is one way that the organization is raising the bar in all of its systems, processes, and patient service areas.
“As our organization moves forward and continues to thrive as a leading physical therapy resource for thousands of Central Massachusetts residents, we will continue to seek new ways to give people more reasons to trust SCPT in the years ahead,” Cardin said.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.
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