Few things are better than found money and a sterling reputation. In this Rehab Management podcast, the director of rehab services at St Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Wis, offers a fresh look at how electronic medical records can actually help facilities recover revenue and shape perceptions throughout the consumer community and among healthcare professionals.
This presentation features Wayne L. Winistorfer, MPA, OTR, director of rehab services at St Elizabeth Hospital (Affinity Health System — Ministry Health Care, a partner of Ascension Health). Winistorfer details how moving away from paper charting sparked a dramatic recovery in revenue within the healthcare system’s outpatient rehab department.
Winistorfer highlights how transitioning to a specialized rehab therapy EMR that covers PT, OT, and SLP reduced compliance risks, drove down billing errors, and virtually eliminated the loss of patient records.
The transition not only benefitted the facility’s bottom line, but helped strengthen its reputation as a healthcare provider. Listen in and hear Winistorfer provide details that will help inform practicing therapists, administrators, and managers about why making the transition to EMR is crucial.