CareCommunity Carequality

CareCommunity and Carequality Accelerate Access to the Personal Health Record

MatrixCare’s CareCommunity has teamed with Carequality to accelerate access to the personal health record across the care continuum. The ability to automatically search Carequality for records on any individual brings the care team closer to the plans of treatment, medications preferences and discharge expectations of the individual during transitions of care.

CareCommunity can request documentation through the Carequality framework automatically or manually, at any time during care, so care team members can request, view, and act on the best information possible for that individual.

Manual Query returns multiple records:

The ability to view medications, progress notes, care summaries, lab reports, and other pertinent clinical documentation gives care team members the information they need to make clinical decisions based on a more complete dataset.

The more information that we can gather during transitions of care, the more likely the individual will receive the proper treatment in their current care setting. Legible documentation, that clearly states the conditions and the plan for care lead to a reduced risk of care deficiencies including, but not limited to, medication errors caused by a transition of care—which account for about 60% of all medication errors annually. (1) (2)

Collaborative, connected care teams can assist Skilled Nursing sites in reducing rehospitalizations within 90 days of discharge. Increased rehospitalization rates can affect your Quality Measures report from CMS and you may see a decrease in the number of referrals you receive if rates are too high.

Additionally, armed with the most recent documentation, the clinical and care team can make informed decisions in a timely manner. And because family members and individuals can also view and take part in planning and outcomes management, the advent of the “WellCare” model can be realized.

Taking care of one’s health to prevent an acute intervention will reduce stress on the family and individual while also reducing the burden on the healthcare system. Additional benefits are reduced costs to all participants.

For more information, please request a demo of CareCommunity here.

 

Rozich J, Resar R. Medication safety: one organization’s approach to the challenge. JCOM2001;8:27–34.
Murphy EM, Oxencis CJ, Klauck JA, et al. Medication reconciliation at an academic medical center: implementation of a comprehensive program from admission to discharge. Am J Health Syst Pharm2009;66:2126–31. doi:10.2146/ajhp080552[PubMed]

 

Kirby Cunningham

Kirby is a Registered Nurse and joined MatrixCare software in February of 2002 with the then Answers on Demand. He worked his way through the organization ranks managing several departments and is currently Sr. Product Manager for the LPC Solution.

He has spent most of his Nursing career in the long term care industry. Kirby has held numerous leadership positions in the LTPAC industry from DON to Regional Consultant with major for “profit SNF organizations.”

Kirby graduated from Palm Beach State College with an ASN. He has extensive experience in Business Operations Management serving long term care and other industries. Kirby is married, has three children, and resides in the Boca Raton area of South Florida.