Save Rural Hospitals

America’s Rural Hospital Crisis – #SaveRural #RuralHealth  How is the health of your closest hospital?  If you live in a rural area, it might be in trouble. Worse yet, if you’re a physical or occupational therapist or a speech language pathologist who lives and work in a rural area, you might be worrying about losing your PT,…

According to the 74 Home Health Physical Therapists we surveyed*, the following 3 factors were critically important or very important in choosing to work in the home health setting. Reasons Physical Therapists Choose to work in the Home Health Setting: 81% – a better life-work balance 64% – higher salary 57% – better benefits *myPTsolutions Therapist Employment Preference…

When deciding where to work, Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants, as well as Speech Language Pathologists are blessed with multiple options from which to choose: Outpatient Clinics, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Homes, Schools, Industrial Settings, Specialized Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Pediatric Clinics are just a few. In addition, Physical and Occupational Therapists and their Assistants, as…

17% Americans who say how long they have to wait in the waiting room to be seen by a health care provider is extremely important in their choice of a health care provider. 44% say it is very important. Only 15% say waiting time is not important Reference: Finding Quality Doctors: How Americans evaluate provider…

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and the APTA has developed various ways for employers to recognize their PT’s this month.  But did you know that there is a national observance for every type of rehabilitation professional? Take a look our 2017 Therapist Appreciation Calendar below. Some of these events have less exposure than others; in fact there…

Physical and Occupational Therapists and their Assistants are some of the hardest to fill jobs in the nation. With physical therapists experiencing only a 1.2% unemployment rate, finding your next therapist usually involves an expensive and time consuming search process. With the current shortage of therapy professionals, your therapists are bound to be approached by…

Referrals

Since today’s healthcare consumers often “shop” online for rehab options, rehabilitation providers that have a robust online and social media presence have a significant advantage when it comes to generating referrals. However, maintaining an online presence take time and expert know-how.  If you can afford it, outsourcing your digital marketing makes sense. At the very…

burnout

Does the current state of government regulation and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems contribute to physician burnout? According to the AMA President, Steve Stack, MD, the requirement to demonstrate “meaningful use” as part of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs is an example of a regulatory issue that can force physicians to put in frustrating, extraneous…

EHR

Since the January 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)—a $30 billion effort to transform healthcare delivery through widespread use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology, rehabilitation providers have slowly but surely been switching from charting on paper to using electronic devices. Any therapist who has lived thru…

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