Manors Minute 0:01: Electronic Health Records

Apples and Androids and… EHR’s? Oh my, indeed. The mighty roar of the technology boom can be heard and felt throughout the entirety of the healthcare industry and The Manors is no exception to this trend. With healthcare reform charging forward with full force, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.

Every day you can find articles detailing the many successes (and failures) of healthcare companies throughout the country who are all trying to navigate the latest mandates for HIPAA/HITECH compliance and choose an appropriate EHR (electronic health record). With so many changes to the healthcare landscape, you must wonder how we here at The Manors are staying ahead of the curve?

With over 300 electronic health record (EHR) systems available on the market in the US alone, it can be mind-boggling to think how ANY healthcare organization can narrow it down to just one EHR… Especially when this one EHR needs to satisfy all the needs of the doctors, nurses, and aides who provide care, insurance companies who bill for services, state regulators who monitor care, and, most importantly, the residents and families who depend on all the aforementioned parties to have accurate and available health information.

Keeping all those factors (and more) in mind, The Manors’s team introduced PointClickCare, or PCC, as its primary EHR system. With the help of PCC, the Manors will be able to provide even better care for all who choose to find a home at one of our facilities.

On March 3rd, 2014, Southgate Manor, found on Trenton Road in Southgate, MI, was our first facility to “go live” with the PCC program. Since the introduction of PCC, healthcare staff at Southgate Manor commented on how thorough the program is while still being easy to use. It is this ease of use that is shaving hours off charting time allowing our staff more time to focus on what is most important – the residents and families. With the selection of such a comprehensive EHR, like PointClickCare, the Manor’s has taken a huge step in ensuring that care-giving is the primary focus for all its staff.

As of June 1st, 2014, PointClickCare was implemented at all The Manors facilities. Feel free to stop in to any of our locations to find out how PointClickCare has made us work better for our communities, our residents… our family.