Point of Care Technology for the Physical Therapist
What Is APTA CONNECT?
Created through a partnership between APTA and Cedaron Medical Inc, APTA CONNECT is a point-of-care, computerized patient record system designed specifically for physical therapists. Although it was originally designed for PTs, it also contains specialized documentation for other health care professionals.
APTA CONNECT matches your workflow, your experience, and your training to seamlessly document all patient/client management and facilitate quick, accurate, and easy communication with other health care providers and payers. (This includes specialized tools for Medicare documentation.)
What Does APTA CONNECT Include?
CONNECT includes a scheduler, patient registration and demographics; examinations that include preformatted templates for each body area and system, a plan of care, and treatment programs. The system also produces correspondence to physicians and payers that is extracted from your patient record, so there will be no need to re-enter data. In addition, it performs charge captures and communicates with your existing billing system.
APTA CONNECT offers the ultimate end-user flexibility. Workflow and each pre-formatted template can be customized down to the level of the individual user onsite and saved as your own forms.
Who Uses APTA CONNECT?
Private practices, hospitals, and educational institutions are using APTA CONNECT as their point-of-care, computerized patient record system.
What Kind of Reports Can I Generate?
APTA CONNECT offers useful reports to track patient progress, practice management trends, referral, and resource utilization. Any data, be it initial patient registration or follow-up appointment, needs to be entered only once, regardless of the number of users. With APTA CONNECT, you can compare your performance from different time periods or benchmark your clinicians with each other. If you want an administrative report that is not currently available in APTA CONNECT, you can create it onsite and save it to meet your exact needs.
What Other Tools Are Available Through APTA CONNECT?
The power of APTA resources is at your fingertips through APTA CONNECT. The Guide for Physical Therapist Practice, and the Catalog of Tests and Measures are also linked to the APTA CONNECT software, giving you the ability to have ready access to the research literature on tests and measures and intervention effectiveness.
How was Cedaron Medical Chosen?
Cedaron Medical Inc, was selected following a rigorous review process. More than 100 vendors were sent a "Prospectus for Partnership" for the project. A review panel was established that represented the APTA Board of Directors, clinicians, business people, and APTA staff. The review process included onsite presentations to the review panel and selected visits to clinical installations and vendor headquarters.
How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Cedaron Medical Inc via the Web, or at PO Box 2100, Davis, CA 95617. Telephone: 800/424-1007 or 530/758-7007.