Time marches on and as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age the demand for physical therapists (PTs) will continue to grow. With a surge in a n overall commitment to wellness and living a pain-free and active lifestyle the need for PT is slated to grow 36% between 2012 and 2014.
With any growing field there are always some hiccups along the way as best practices are developed. Add in the difficulties of working around healthcare regulations as well as HIPAA standards and it can be a difficult landscape to navigate.
In any business it can be difficult to find the time to work on your business rather than in it. We can fairly confidently say most physical therapists did not train to become a PT so they could shuffle paperwork but it’s a necessity for a successful and HIPAA compliant practice.
One extremely efficient way to improve your workflow is to convert your physical therapy patient intake form system from paper to electronic.
Not only does it save paper and money but it saves tons of time. Patients are 80-90% more likely to complete an electronic intake form prior to their appointment which frees up time for them and your staff. This allows each physical therapist to spend more time with patients and less time trapped in a filing cabinet.
Patients in need of physical therapy are even more likely to appreciate the quicker and easier process of filling out intake forms using a keyboard rather than hand-scribing with an ink pen. Patient information arrives in a clean, easy to read, digital format ready to be exported to any practice management system.
Yeh, but installing new software is always a pain! The good news is that Cake Intake requires no software install and absolutely no work on your part aside from signing up for a free 14-day trial and sending us your current intake forms – we do the rest. We know you’re busy so we made this crazy simple.
Increase your productivity, decrease scheduling logjams due to paperwork and make your patients (and staff) happier with electronic physical therapy patient intake forms with Cake Intake!