Article: Chart Links Improves Workflow

February 23, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Scheduling, Workflow · Comment 

Karen Deeter, Director of Operations at the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, was recently published in ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Vol. 18, Issue 8 in an article entitled “Chart Links Improves Workflow.”

The article covers how Columbus Speech & Hearing Center searched for and implemented a system, Chart Links Rehabilitation Software, that specifically met their needs for speech and hearing clinical documentation and workflow management.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center serves nearly 10,000 people annually. The center provides audiology and hearing aid services, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, a Comprehensive Program for the Deaf, and job placement for adults with disabilities, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.

For more information about how Chart Links creates workflow efficiencies for Columbus Speech & Hearing, read their full case study.

FOTO Partnership for Data Exchange

February 7, 2008 · Posted in Compliance, Outcomes · Comment 

Chart Links has partnered with Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO), the nation’s largest independent outpatient database and reporting service for physical rehabiliation providers, to develop a data exchange between FOTO’s Patient Inquiry(r) software and Chart Links Rehabilitation Software.

“Chart Links is expanding its outcomes and analytics offerings to aid patient care and ensure compliance requirements,” says Ron Miller, MD, Chart Links Presdient and Chief Medical Officer.  “Our partnership with FOTO offers providers a convenient way to get at functional and demographic data that will support decisions to maximize their clinical efficiency.”

“Our first goal is to eliminate any duplicate data entry,” says FOTO CEO Ben E. Johnston, Jr., PT.  “Once that is complete, we will investigate other ways that we might benefit our mutual clients.”

FOTO has been gathering functional outcomes data since 1992 and is currently installed in approximately 1,800 clinics in the United Satates and Israel.  FOTO’s 24 month comparative data set includes approximately 180,000 completed patient episodes from orthopedic, neurologic, industrial, and pain management programs.  FOTO’s Patient Inquiry Software was recommended by CMS in Transmittal 63. 

To learn more, visit the outcomes page on our website.