The last few messages have focused primarily on the monetary savings you could experience by transitioning to an electronic health record (yes, particularly Focused Software’s, of course!). Now, I’d like to address the elusive, always pursued but never completely realized goal of Quality.
Why are you a provider of services and supports for people with IDD? For the money? Because it will make you rich? No, of course not! For many, service provision is a personal ministry, and for some, a very hands-on approach to social justice. Regardless of the language you use to describe your reasons for serving others, you provide services to improve Quality of Life! Using the Focused tool to operate more efficiently effectively addresses quality through the following outcomes:
· 27% overall reduction in reported safety events
· 30% decline in medication errors
· 79% of providers report that with an Electronic Health Record (EHR), their operations function more efficiently
· 70% report enhancements in data confidentiality
In traditional, paper-based systems, information is passed around via fax, telephone calls, word of mouth, or sometimes not at all. Team members must rely on disparate data to make decisions. Omissions and errors occur, and quality is compromised.
Switching to an EHR/EMR is much more than just entering data into a computer rather than putting pen to paper. It’s a paradigm shift of epic proportions! Change the way you think about workflows – automation can change the way you do business from linear, one-at-a-time access to involve all team members simultaneously. EHRs can deliver more information in additional directions and can ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time. EHRs can be programmed for easy or even automatic delivery of information that needs to be shared with specific staff or for the purpose of quality measurement. Anytime/anywhere access places reliable, comprehensive information about people served at the fingertips of their team members. This enables Support Teams to collaborate in order to make appropriate decisions and helps them to deliver the best possible care. Don’t the people you serve deserve the BEST possible care?
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Until next time…………