EMR/EHR Make Healthcare More Efficient for Long Term Care Facilities in the Bay Area

PointClickCare and MatrixCare improve quality of care, patient outcomes, and safety through improved management, reduction in medication errors, and improved communication between providers and patients.

Technological advancements, such as electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) software solutions make healthcare more efficient for long-term care facilities (LTC) in the Bay Area.

Over the past few decades medical knowledge has increased and technology has made significant advancements to keep up with the growing needs of elderly patients. Healthcare providers have transformed the way they practice, and IT products and services, like EMRs and EHRs, have helped providers with digital transformations.

Software solutions such as PointClickCare and MatrixCare improve quality of care, patient outcomes, and safety through improved management, reduction in medication errors, and improved communication between providers and patients.

What is EMR and EHR?

EMR and EHR are terms that are often used interchangeably because they are similar software solutions, but they serve different purposes. They are both digital records of patient health information (PHI) and they both make healthcare more efficient and less costly while improving patient care and health outcomes.

An EMR is a digital version of a patient’s chart. This includes any health-related information about an individual that can be gathered, created, and managed by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization. Usually, a patient’s EMR stays within that healthcare facility and does not get shared.

However, an EHR contains a patient’s medical records from multiple healthcare providers and includes a long-term view of the individual’s health with information on demographics, test results, medical history, and history of medications. An EHR generally follows the patient wherever they go and is shared by healthcare providers.

What is PointClickCare?

PointClickCare is a cloud-based healthcare software designed to make healthcare easier for LTCs. It has many benefits for office/administrative staff and care providers by providing the best experience for residents, ensuring quality and compliance, improving financial health of your organization, and providing your staff with the tools they need to help reduce time spent on documentation.

There are many user-friendly, beneficial features with PointClickCare:

  • Admissions Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Incident Management
  • Medication Tracking
  • Nutrition Management
  • Staff Management
  • Care Delivery Management
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Quality and Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Claims Management
  • Clinical Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • MDS Review
  • Patient Records
  • Referral Management
  • Activity Calendars
  • Scheduling

Furthermore, PointClickCare offers an infection prevention and control solution (IPC). Proactively assessing, managing, and controlling the spread of COVID-19 amongst the senior population is a number one priority for healthcare providers worldwide. With PointClickCare’s IPC solution, your LTC team can identify, manage, and report infections in real-time and monitor antibiotic usage.

What is MatrixCare?

MatrixCare is the country’s largest post-acute EHR software that has been helping care providers achieve better outcomes for 30 years. It helps your LTC to focus on your residents and your bottom line.

This simple, easy to use cloud-based system of clinical, financial, and operational solutions allow your team to capture resident information in a single record that flows from marketing and intake all the way through to memory care.

MatrixCare is scalable with your growing organization and offers many tools and features such as:

  • CareAssist for Safe Medication Management
  • Clinical and Residential Management
  • CareCommunity
  • MealTracker
  • TimeTracker
  • RetailTracker
  • Direct HIPAA-Secure
  • Claims Management
  • Marketing Essentials
  • ReferralConnect
  • Secure Mobile Messaging
  • Enterprise Financials
  • Payroll Plus

The clinical and residential management tool offers many capabilities which allow you to record residential incidents and injuries, create caregiver task sheets, and automates service plans. The budgeting tool helps with financial and operational tasks that show budget, revenue, and expense data. The marketing tool tracks leads, generates reports, and manages referrals.

MatrixCare can be tailored to reflect your organization’s specific policies and procedures. It helps you efficiently manage resources and reduce waste. MatrixCare is fully mobile which allows your team to gather and access information anywhere and at any time which allows more time with residents and less time entering data.

Veltec Networks and Your LTC in the Bay Area

Independent living facilities, assisted living communities, nursing homes, and retirement communities in the Bay Area are adopting EMRs and EHRs because of the many benefits and features these software solutions offer. These solutions will make healthcare more efficient for you LTC.

Veltec Networks can help your organization implement and utilize EMRs and EHRs, such as PointClickCare and MatrixCare. These seamless systems help facility-based care settings to improve care throughout each individual’s healthcare journey.

If your organization needs help making the digital transformation through technology, or if you would like more information on EMRs and EHRs, then give us a call at (855) 5-VELTEC. You can also send an email over to info@veltecnetworks.com.

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