Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management Software for Speech-Language Pathologists
Electronic medical records (EMRs) and practice management software allow for tasks such as clinical documentation, scheduling, registration/insurance authorization, and billing functions. While Medicare and Medicaid EMR incentive programs are aimed primarily at physicians and health care facilities, other health care providers, such as speech-language pathologists and audiologists, will benefit from using these systems. If using a product that is certified by the ONC/HIT (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology)—not all products listed below are—is important, please check the individual websites. This list of commercially available practice management software programs is provided to ASHA members, but does not constitute an endorsement of products. A product's target use/audience varies. Clinicians should evaluate products based on criteria such as overall time required to input data, stability, and reliability of the software, degree of manipulation to enter information, accessibility and adaptability of data, accessibility of hardware, and expense. Data collection is important and EMRs play a key role in this process. The last page presents a project about how SLPs used EMR for data collection.
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ClinicNote is a web-based, full-service HIPAA-compliant EMR made specifically for SLPs. ClinicNote helps you with daily session SOAP notes, custom evaluations, patient and facility document storage, automatic progress note generation, scheduling therapy, and billing to insurance.
ClinicSource is a fully-integrated online EMR and practice management system for therapy practices of any size. With customizable features and templates designed by therapists, ClinicSource helps you maximize practice efficiency. This web-based software integrates all therapy scheduling, documentation and billing in one system. HIPAA compliant and ONC-ACB 2014 certified.
My Clients Plus
My Clients Plus offers practice management for health care professionals, including OT/PT/ST with over 130 electronic medical record (EMR) templates that were designed by customers.
Practice Fusion offers EHR that is web-based and free of charge.
See also: An SLP blogs about Practice Fusion and Why is Practice Fusion free?
PracticePerfect management and EMR software is designed to streamline clinic processes for physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and psychologists.
Raintree Systems, Inc. is a provider of integrated patient registration, scheduling, electronic medical records, e-prescribing, billing/collections, and management reporting for physical rehabilitation, surgery, behavioral health, long-term pediatric rehabilitation, oncology, and billing service industries.
ReDoc software provides therapy solutions developed to fit the clinical and business needs of PT, OT, and SLP in both hospital and private practice environments.
TreatWrite is a web-based progress-tracking documentation system for speech, occupational, and physical therapists. It provides outcomes-focused documentation designed to support reimbursement success and regulatory compliance. TreatWrite has the flexibility to be used with all patient populations in any clinical setting and for university student training.
VistA—Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture—is VA's health information technology (IT) system. It provides an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record for VA patients and administrative tools to help VA deliver the best quality medical care to veterans.
WebPT helps PTs, OTs, and SLPs create documentation that is correct, complete, and compliant.
Opportunity in transitions: using a mandatory electronic records upgrade to support life participation and outcomes tracking [PDF]
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