Make the Change

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When is it time to make the transition to EMR?

Michael Connors, PT, DPT, OCS

Health care is at a crossroads. Daily, we face increasing pressure to maximize efficiency and create a more streamlined method of care delivery. Along with advances in the practice of physical therapy, there is a push to migrate toward an electronic platform for medical records. As a practice approaches making a smooth transition from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), one must consider many factors.

The Future of Health Care

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A glimpse into the next 20 years—will advances be game changers?

By Jean Darling, PT, LAT

Health care is changing at a faster pace than any of us could have imagined. Over the next 20 years, accelerated advances in medicine and technology will allow the industry to recalibrate its focus and hone in on health and wellness strategies. Physical therapists must have front row seats for these game-changing trends. Prevention, health coaching, personalized medicine, personal technology, and a team approach must all have time on the playing field.

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