Occupational Therapy Gets Its Own EMR Tool

Wed, Jan 27, 2010

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Occupational therapists are getting some special electronic medical record attention. For a while now, speech pathologists and physical therapists have had the option to use tailored electronic medical record and documentation programs from their national associations — and now it’s occupational therapy’s turn.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced in early November a licensing agreement with Cedaron Medical, Inc. to develop an electronic patient record and documentation system for the occupational therapy profession.

“AOTA will work with Cedaron to develop documentation templates for evaluations, assessments, interventions, and outcomes specific to occupational therapy practice,” said AOTA President Penelope Moyers Cleveland, EdD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA.

OTs will be able to customize the software, document all components of patient care, and track outcomes, the release said. In addition, the system has tools for scheduling patients and communicating directly with billing systems.

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