PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to support improved efficiency and clinical outcomes in orthopedic care episodes, WebPT — the leading physical therapy software platform — has teamed up with Modernizing Medicine to build a robust interface between the WebPT EMR and EMA™, the ortho-specific electronic health record (EHR) system in the modmed® Orthopedics suite.
The new interface allows multiple members of a patient’s orthopedic care team — from the surgeon to the physical therapist — to securely share information throughout the care episode, thus reducing inefficiencies and redundancies in orthopedic clinics and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.
“Physical therapy is crucial to ensuring patients get the most out of their orthopedic treatment, because it sets them up for success once they return to their normal routines,” said WebPT CEO Nancy Ham. “This collaboration with Modernizing Medicine will help eliminate gaps in data as patients progress through their care journeys — thus preventing gaps in treatment. That is the real downstream value-add of this interface.”
Once completed, this interface is intended to allow private practices specializing in orthopedics and outpatient physical therapy to:
- Seamlessly share patient information with the patient’s orthopedic team throughout the episode of care, from the start of orthopedic treatment through the end of physical therapy.
- Reduce manual processes, as patient data would automatically flow between the two systems.
- Document efficiently — and thus, save time.
"Orthopedic surgeons using EMA should experience time savings and better support of our patients throughout the continuum of care with the addition of WebPT," said Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, the medical director of orthopedics at Modernizing Medicine. "The right technology can reduce manual documentation to make life easier, and this is an excellent example."
Additionally, WebPT and modmed Orthopedics both provide analytical reporting, practice management tools and outcomes tracking. For more information, visit get.webpt.com/webpt-modmed or modmed.com/orthopedics.
To learn more about EMA and modmed Orthopedics, visit Modernizing Medicine booth #2915 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from March 7 – 9, 2018, in New Orleans, La., and booth #862 at the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference March 6 – 8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev.
About WebPT, Inc.
With a 30-percent market share, WebPT is the leading physical therapy platform for enhancing patient care and fueling business growth. From scheduling, documentation and billing to outcomes tracking, business reporting and software integration, WebPT is the ideal solution for outpatient therapy organizations of all sizes. With a 99-percent retention rate and uptime rate in excess of 99.9 percent across its entire platform, WebPT is the most-trusted and most reliable solution in the industry. Launched in 2008, the company is based in downtown Phoenix’s historic Warehouse District. It has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies five years in a row. Learn more at webpt.com.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies empower physicians with suites of mobile, specialty-specific solutions that transform how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized to increase practice efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Built for value-based healthcare, Modernizing Medicine’s data-driven, touch- and cloud-based products and services are programmed by a team that includes practicing physicians to meet the unique needs of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery and urology practices, as well as ambulatory surgery centers. For more information, please visit www.modmed.com. Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.