Article: Carle Clinic Ahead of Schedule

July 28, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Scheduling, Workflow · Comment 

Lindie Peters, a physical therapist at Carle Clinic, was recently published in ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, Issue 7, Page 60, Products At Work.  The article is entitled “Ahead of Schedule:  Chart Links improves efficiency and accuracy for busy clinicians.”

The article covers how physical therapists at Carle Therapy Services use Chart Links Rehabilitation Software to document evaluations, treatments, and plans of care for doctor authorizations.  The solution has allowed them to reduce errors and redundancy by interfacing scheduling, documentation and charge entry.

Carle  Therapy Services is affiliated with 305-bed Carle Foundation Hospital.  They have more than 120 clinicians generating up to 90 care plans each day.

To learn even more about Carle Therapy Services, read their Customer Case Study online.

Version 5 of Outpatient Rehabilitation Software Released

Chart Links has launched version 5 of its outpatient rehabilitation workflow management and clinical documentation product.  The therapy software release includes features like flow sheet documentation, a fresh user interface, enhanced time tracking and patient appointment reminders.

“We’re proud to release technology that further enables medical rehabilitation practitioners to improve patient care, measure clinical outcomes and be more efficient,” says Ron Miller, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Chart Links.  “We’re committed to developing comprehensive solutions that meet the complex and cross-disciplinary workflows of outpatient rehab care.”

Chart Links Rehabilitation Software is used in charting patient progress for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and audiology.  It handles the entire outpatient rehabilitation workflow including scheduling, insurance authorization, referral management, treatment documentation, charges, outcomes, reporting and compliance.

Read our press release about Version 5 of Chart Links Rehabilitation Software.

Version 5 to Launch in June

Chart Links is advancing its product offering.  With a new management team in place and a renewed focus on software enhancement, our interface will be fresh, our workflow management capabilities broader, and our rehabilitation-specific content deeper.

The new version will better meet the demands scheduling, documenting patient care, driving revenue and reporting outcomes for multi-disciplinary therapy care in an outpatient setting.

Features of the new therapy software will include:

  • flow sheet documentation
  • a new user interface
  • enhanced Medicare Time Tracking features
  • automated patient appointment reminders

Watch for a release in the coming month.

California Pacific Medical Center Implements Chart Links Software

April 9, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Workflow · Comment 

To gain greater efficiency and increased regulatory compliance, outpatient rehabilitation facilities across four campuses of California Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health Affiliate in San Francisco, have implemented Chart Links electronic documentation software.

“Our partnership with Chart Links helps fulfill the vision of allowing clinicians in our physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy programs to document electronically,” says Tami Chin, Director of Rehabilitation at California Pacific.  “The software streamlines operations and electronically prompts our therapists — during patient documentation — to ensure greater compliance with Medicare CCI edits, modifiers and time tracking.  These elements are essential to running an efficient and profitable department.”

Chart Links Rehabilitation Software automates the therapist’s documentation of daily progress notes including evaluations, plans of care, flow sheets, patient education, and charge capture.  By automating this and other aspects of the patient management process, rehabilitation facilities realize greater efficiencies in the areas of turnaround time, physician approvals and therapist productivity.  The software also helps to reduce overdue documentation and ensure greater compliance with regulatory requirements.

“Large multi-campus institutions like California Pacific cannot afford to remain paper-based,” says Ron Miller, M.D., Chart Links President and Chief Medical Officer.  “Computerized scheduling, documentation, compliance and workflow management enable strong management teams — like the one at California Pacific — to improve operational and financial inefficiencies.  In addition, our solution is driven by major accreditation and rehabilitation professional standards to help ensure regulatory compliance.”

To read about more customers, like California Pacific Medical Center, that use Chart Links Rehabilitation Software, visit the customer page of our website.