WebPT, a web-based EHR solution for physical therapists, is now making an educational version of their EHR software available to colleges and universities nationwide. Created for physical therapy documentation courses, the educational version will help to prepare future therapists and therapy assistants for their careers and make them better hires for employing clinics.
“The physical therapy industry is expected to grow 30 percent in the next decade, and it’s keeping up with the rest of the healthcare space with the adoption of EHR software,” says Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L, co-founder and COO for WebPT. “It is important that students get the proper training with this technology while they’re still in the classroom. Once they go to work in clinics, they won’t have the same amount of time or training to learn on the job. This can impact everything from patient care to billing. In-school EHR training gives students and educational programs alike a significant competitive advantage.”
With WebPT’s physical therapy software, physicial therapy students receive hands-on training to learn how to complete daily notes, progress notes, initial evaluations, and flowsheets digitally all through the WebPT EHR system.
“WebPT has provided us with a low cost and powerful tool to help better educate our students,” says Stephen Elam, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT and Assistant Professor of Lynchburg College. “Anytime we can put something in students’ hands that will prepare them for the future is valuable. WebPT not only helps them to learn the ins and outs of EHR software as a whole, it also helps them to gain insight into the business of physical therapy. The students frequently comment about how helpful knowing how to use EHR software was on their internships, because many clinics are now using this technology and expect the students to have working knowledge of it when they arrive. WebPT is easy and fun for our students to learn.”
WebPT is currently providing its educational version to 45 schools nationwide, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Miami, Texas Tech University Health Services Center, Central Michigan University, University of Vermont, Widener University, Bellarmine University, and Winston-Salem State University.