Chart Links at ASHA Booth #962

November 19, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Outcomes, Speech Therapy · Comment 

Chart Links will exhibit at the 2008 Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois on November 20-22, 2008 in booth #962.

Stop by to see John Rea or Robert Stafford and see our speech therapy documentation tools. Our rehab software streamlines the daily clinical and administrative tasks in a large speech and hearing clinic:

  • Therapy Scheduling
  • Patient Arrival Notification
  • Referral Management
  • Authorizations
  • Speech Therapy Documentation (plan of care, progress notes, evaluations)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Patient Education
  • Speech Therapy Marketing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Etc.

Learn more about our speech therapy software and rehab software in general.

For a complete listing of tradeshows at which Chart Links will exhibit please view our tradeshow schedule.

Ann W. Kummer to Speak about Speech Therapy Software at ASHA

November 18, 2008 · Posted in Compliance, Documentation, Scheduling, Speech Therapy, Workflow · Comment 

We’re happy to announce that Ann Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, will speak at the 2008 Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention on November 22, 2008 in Chicago, IL from 8-9am. The presentation, entitled “It’s Not IF You’ll Computerize, It’s WHEN and HOW,” will cover 10 things that speech-language pathology (SLP) clinics should consider when evaluating speech therapy software to automate their documentation and administration. Dr. Kummer is the Senior Director of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

“More than a decade ago, we embarked upon a mission to reduce the documentation and administrative demands within our organization,” says Dr. Kummer.  “Today, we leverage information technology to automate our processes, streamline workflow, reduce billing errors, increase coding compliance, and improve the quality, consistency and turn-around time of our documentation.”

In 1995, Dr. Kummer chose Chart Links Rehab Software to meet the unique documentation needs of a speech pathology department that couldn’t be met with a generic clinical documentation or electronic medical records system. Within a year of launching the system, the Speech Pathology Department at Cincinnati Children’s started realizing the benefits of automation, which included:

  • 1-2 hours of increased billed time per week per full-time equivalent therapist
  • Increased reimbursement resulting from consistent processes
  • Decreased support staff costs
  • Improved net revenues
  • Improved staff and patient satisfaction

The cost reductions in computerizing the documentation and administrative processes continue to deliver a financial return to the organization each year.

Dr. Kummer’s department has been computerized with Chart Links Rehab Software since 1995. She is the author of Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA.  She is also the author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance published by Delmar Cengage Learning, 2 Edition (July, 2007).

To learn more about Chart Links’ Rehab Software, visit booth #962 at the American Speech-Language-Pathology Association (ASHA) Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois on November 20-22, 2008, call 888.369.0707, or visit our website.

Therapy Web Design Services Offered

November 6, 2008 · Posted in Marketing · Comment 

Chart Links, a provider of outpatient rehabilitation software and services, will offer marketing and therapy web design services to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology clinics.  The services will include marketing strategy, brand and identity development, advertising, therapy web design, search engine optimization, and communications management.  These services will make therapy practices more profitable by helping them effectively attract and retain patients and referral sources.

“Quality therapy web design and effective optimization for search engines is critical for marketing a practice,” says Jim Hammer, Chief Operating Officer at Chart Links.  “Our approach to therapy website development creates an inbound marketing channel, allowing patients to readily find the practice based on its value, the clinical expertise of its staff, the cutting-edge equipment it uses, or the rich content it’s provided to help a patient learn about a condition or injury.”

Read the press release about our therapy web design services.