Every day for the next 15 years, 10,000 people will turn 65. That number alone presents a sizeable issue to the senior care industry. The question of staffing, number of facilities and care providers will all need to be answered in order to continue to provide the level of care our seniors deserve. With this, there also comes another evolution: the realization that the healthcare industry now requires data exchange and transparency in order to truly thrive.
You’ve heard us talk about this before (in blog posts like Interoperability: The Key to Optimal Care and How to Become a Preferred Provider). The theme of interoperability and narrowing networks was a key topic this week at SUMMIT and discussed in these presentations: The Future of Interoperability and Why You NEED to Care, The Recipe for Successful Transitions of Care, and Ready or Not – Having Data-Driven Conversations with your Healthcare Partners.
So, what is interoperability and how can PointClickCare help?
Interoperability, as it was envisioned, is built on transparency and connectivity, allowing a patient’s critical-health information to be easily accessed, regardless of where treatment is being administered. The main idea is for care givers to track a patient through their different care settings to try to prevent them from being readmitted to a hospital. Currently, one in six skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days. Our goal is to optimize care transitions in order to save care givers time and allow them to have the insight needed to provide the best and most seamless care possible for the patient.
This data not only helps you facilitate better care transitions, it also helps you to become a preferred provider. Currently, two out of three hospitals are forming preferred partner networks and 91% of hospitals are collecting data on their SNF partners – whether they’re in-network or not. Truth be told, facilities can’t afford to be without this data anymore.
The easy access to this required data is where we come in. PointClickCare is bridging the gap between care providers by shedding light on cross-continuum coordination by:
- Making you confident in the transition of your patients and residents to LTPAC providers
- Creating a more simplified and effective approach to data-sharing with your network partners
- Sharing with you a view into the health status and location of patients post-discharge
- Providing insights and metrics to help you “sell” yourself to your network partners and drive outcomes
With our new product you can locate, transition, sync, and visualize all the data you need in one place. We show you how to find your patient, help you facilitate the transition of your patient, enable you to sync that information (by showing you how they’re doing and when you should take action), and help you to visualize and ensure the right care team is in place at the right time.
Why PointClickCare? Sixty percent of skilled nursing facilities use PointClickCare and we manage more than 1.1 million active patient records daily. We also maintain a 99% customer retention rate. Most importantly, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the innovative solutions they need to be at the forefront of their industry, so you can focus on what matters most, your patients.