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6 Tips to Maximize Your Skilled Nursing Software

Software doesn’t have to be clunky or unintuitive. Not only does it need to help you do your work, it should enhance the work that you do. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the unique ways our skilled nursing software can help your facility. Let’s get started.

1. Use Embedded Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

MatrixCare Clinical Coach assists clinical staff in providing care based on the most recent and relevant evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. When a resident matches certain criteria, a CDS alert recommends an action or set of actions to your team – for example, updates in medication safety.

2. Focus on Quality Improvement Tools

INTERACT—Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers—is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management of acute change in a resident’s condition. When completing resident observations, our INTERACT clinical tools can help you implement protocols and ensure consistent standards of care for all residents in your skilled nursing facility.

3. Interface with Therapy, Welch Allyn, LabSoft and Pharmacy Vendors

We partner with vendors in the skilled nursing industry to provide clients with efficiencies and convenience. Our integration with LabSoft, for example, connects your facility to hundreds of lab and radiology services nationwide. Plus, your facility can send vital signs directly to and from the Welch Allyn Connex® family of vital signs devices and use ePrescribing to simplify processes and save your staff time.

4. Reduce Readmissions

If a resident is at a higher risk for readmission, users can activate a change within the system to make them more visible to your care team. We focus on reducing unplanned readmission rates to support high quality care. In addition, the fee for value reimbursement model encourages lower readmission rates to receive higher incentives from a payment pool managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

5. Close Multiple Facilities at Once

The Month-End Close Summary dashboard provides an overall view of your facility’s month-end close status by facility to allow you to monitor, manage and complete monthly processes efficiently and effectively from one single page. You can view facilities that are ready to close, those that are in process, and those that have already closed out the month.

6. Integrate Continuity of Care

Easily exchange Continuity of Care Document (CCD) information with any entity that has a DIRECT address. Our standards-based, HIPAA compliant messaging solutions allows your skilled nursing facility to send secure emails to other healthcare partners and care settings from any device with access to the internet.

Improve Outcomes and Quality of Care

Get the most out of your skilled nursing software solution. For more information on MatrixCare’s solutions, or to connect with a representative, contact us today.

Kevin Whitehurst
Kevin Whitehurst

Kevin Keith Whitehurst, Senior Vice President, Skilled Nursing Solutions, has been a key player in LTPAC technology since 1990. Whitehurst has held many leadership positions including IT Director for one of the first developers of MDS software systems to, most recently, SVP, Client Services for MatrixCare. In his current role, he is responsible for the success of the Skilled Nursing Solutions Group and oversees Product Management, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing, and Client Support for that group. A 26 year veteran, Whitehurst has dedicated his career to improving Skilled Nursing Providers experience with technology. Whitehurst holds degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and the Los Angeles School of Business and also served in the U.S Air Force.

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