In order for healthcare practices to understand every aspect of their financial and operational performance, they must collect as well as analyze data to identify what changes would improve clinical efficiencies as well as increase revenue. Fortunately, an intuitive and interactive business intelligence (BI) platform can help you leverage all this information to make informed decisions rather than perform manual data gathering.
Located in multiple communities throughout the Chicago area, Assential Therapies has been a multifaceted pediatric therapy practice since 2003. They offer a variety of developmental services, including physical and occupational therapy as well as speech language pathology and their very own specialty feeding clinic. These therapy programs are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Early Intervention Program, so that children ranging from newborns to three years of age can proactively receive the care they need.
Heartspring, formerly known as the Institute of Logopedics, was founded in 1934 and has been leading innovation in the field of special needs services for children ever since. In fact, their two objectives to help their patients grow and build a life with more independence has remained constant throughout the years.
Remember the days when all you needed to grow your small practice was a healthcare provider or two, an office administrator and some comfy waiting room chairs? Well - today's market dictates what you'll need if you want to see operational growth as well as differentiate yourself from competitors. First on the list? A configurable system for your EMR/EHR (electronic medical/health records) that includes features such as patient self-scheduling, interactive reporting, interoperable billing and specialty specific documentation.
Founded in 1942, the Illinois Association for the Crippled, now known as Easterseals Dupage, began as an in-home service for 15 different families. Easterseals DuPage opened its doors in June 1999 with a mission aimed to help disabled infants, children and adults attain full independence while also supporting the families who care for them.
Every healthcare organization should leverage technology-enabled solutions in order to effectively handle the unique complexities of day-to-day clinical tasks as well as maximize security, promote engagement and optimize efficiencies. Designed to run independently without input from other systems, stand-alone software solutions are beginning to influence both the technology and healthcare industry, since they are able to perform interoperable tasks such as telehealth, data analysis, revenue cycle management (RCM) as well as billing.
The Obesity Treatment Center or Hernried Center For Medical Weight Loss offers a variety of bariatric services but is most commonly known for its “Keep It Off” program that promotes the benefits of eating keto-based foods and working out regularly. With a two-prong approach, they balance in person visits with online education - through an app that helps enhance patient experiences and boost clinical outcomes. You can explore some of their customers’ success stories here.
Quality healthcare is generally high on everyone's priority list, but patients may need to engage with multiple clinicians, including a primary care provider and several specialists. If providers don't proactively share information and coordinate treatments, individuals may not receive the proper care they need - leading to diminished outcomes or poor patient experiences. However, your practice can implement proven solutions that support a collaborative care approach.
While front desk staff and office managers work to ensure that operations run smoothly, the team of therapists, clinicians or doctors at any practice is meant to help optimize the delivery of care as well as gain more clinical efficiencies. In order to do this, providers should implement software solutions that empower seamless collaboration, enable high level automation in addition to enhance engagement, reporting, billing and more. That's why understanding typical processes, identifying bottlenecks and clarifying key features to seek in operational support solutions is critical for any practice looking to implement or upgrade its technology. Click here to learn more about how to effectively switch software.
Delivering care to young children differs greatly from treating adult patients, which means pediatric practices have unique operational requirements that are best streamlined with specific technology-enabled solutions. Instead of opting for a software tailored to adult therapy, pediatric clinics need a system with specialty specific documentation, interactive engagement and configurable practice management tools that ensure proper storage of electronic medical records (EMR) (i.e. immunization cards, family medical history etc.) as well as adequate reporting capabilities. Also, pediatric therapists should adopt a billing software that includes a pediatric format for notes along with goal banks, assessment content and standardized test data relevant to the population they serve.