Your EHR Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down

June 22, 2017
Categories: Senior living
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New advances in technology are meant to make lives easier, especially for those in the healthcare industry. Yet a complaint heard all too often these days is not about the mounting stacks of paperwork one needs to complete, but the pure number of “clicks” staff members must get through on their computer screens before they can focus on the most important task at hand: the resident.

Efficient Senior Living Technology Ensures a Higher Quality of Life for Residents

Both medical facilities and senior living communities can face certain challenges when it comes to utilizing their electronic health records (EHR) solution. EHRs are designed to not only provide immediate access to vital patient or resident information, but also to improve the overall quality of care. However, some communities report that staff members spend as much as 50 percent of their day on data entry in clunky systems, which takes away from time spent on the valuable face-to-face communication residents need to thrive.

It doesn’t have to be this way! Why are so many senior living communities spending so much time on their EHR? Mainly, because they aren’t using an EHR that has been optimized specifically for their needs. This leads to a lot of hours spent on administrative work, as your staff must sift through information they may not even require.

Streamlining the Workflow Process with an Efficient Senior Living EHR

It’s vital that your senior living community look for an EHR provider that has your unique needs in mind. A robust senior living EHR should incorporate not only features to help manage resident care, but also include tools the back office can utilize for operational and financial tasks.

Another important feature your EHR needs is that it should be a web-based solution. This way, staff has 24/7 access to necessary resources, which means they can manage business from any location – the office, their homes or even while traveling. The solution should be totally customizable, with templates tailored toward your community’s specific needs.

Finally, your EHR should allow your senior living community to go totally paperless. Having all vital information stored in the system helps improve staff efficiency, because all team members will have easy access to all resources. So, for example, if the accounting department is looking for a specific report, instead of requesting it from the care team or marketing team, they are easily able to pull it themselves without interrupting the other team’s day.

Senior Living EHR Solutions from MatrixCare

MatrixCare’s comprehensive EHR solution streamlines the workflow process by managing both resident care and business operations for senior living providers. It meets the unique needs of the senior living industry, as it was purpose-built by and for experts in the industry.

Our robust EHR includes features like Resident Care Management and integrates seamlessly with MatrixCare Marketing, which means resident data flows directly into the move-in and assessment process. Plus, with our Financial and Operations Management, your senior living community will also efficiently manage billing, budgeting, census, payables, human resources and more, with workflows tailored to your specific procedures and policies.

Jerry Ligouri, CFO of Radiant Senior Living agrees, saying “MatrixCare has really streamlined the processing in [our] organization.”

Are you ready to drive better outcomes? Request a personalized demo of MatrixCare’s senior living EHR today.

Kelly Keefe, RN
Kelly Keefe, RN

Kelly Keefe, RN has been in healthcare for nearly 20 years with leadership roles in nursing management, hospital administration, and information technology. In 2011, Kelly began her career in the EHR vendor market as a Product Manager, fueled by a desire to ensure that health care workers would have access to solutions that would meet the demands of a changing healthcare climate. Working as Product Manager, Kelly was responsible for ensuring that her products met all regulatory requirements, while maintaining focus on ease-of-use and workflow considerations for the end user. Kelly made the decision to come to MatrixCare as a Senior Living Solutions Product Manager based on the forward-thinking strategy of the organization. “I love that at MatrixCare we have a climate of progressiveness that allows us to be ahead of the game instead of chasing regulations. We are the ones creating the standards in the LTPAC market and I am proud to be a part of these important milestones in healthcare.”

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