Long-term care organizations are facing numerous challenges:
- Preparing for and understanding the options, value and return on investment for Electronic Medical Records.
- Preparing for January 2009 MDS-based Case Mix Reimbursement in NY & NJ.
- Making patient information accessible and available while complying with HIPAA and other security and protected health information requirements.
- Positioning your organization for Pay for Performance (P4P) success.
- Access to IT resources on dwindling LTC budgets
Emerging Health works with Long Term Care Organizations to identify "quick wins" in revenue cycle optimization and patient care delivery that can help fund IT investments using our ABC approach: Assessment, Benchmark Performance, Cost/Benefit Analysis.
Our clinical and financial IT experts help to:
IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF CARE - through electronic orders, electronic eMARs and electronic documentation.
- Activities of daily living (ADL) documentation
- Prevent adverse drug events (ADEs)
- Decrease hospitalizations
- Access to information for proactive Performance Improvement and Risk Management efforts.
- Improve legibility
MAXIMIZE REIMBURSEMENT - Ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance in clinical documentation by automating the capture of information and integration with the Minimum Data Set (MDS)
- Nurse aide ADL documentation
- Discipline specific and interdisciplinary assessments & care plans
- Improve information flow from the nursing unit to the billing department
SUPPORT BUSINESS GROWTH
- Participate in Health Information Exchange (HIE) as in Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs)
- Clinician recruitment & retention
- Optimize cash flow
MANAGE RISK - Be prepared for State Surveys, Joint Commission Guidelines and lower your liability and malpractice insurance premiums.
- Information technology audits
- Disaster Recovery planning
- Withstand MDS compliance audits
MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY & EFFICIENCIES - Maximize staff time
- Decrease task time & paperwork
- Increase resident care time
- Communication and workflow
Emerging Health Information Technology is a participant in the LTC Electronic Health Record Functional Profile development sponsored by: Health Level Seven (HL7), National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). The model will provide the foundation for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) to develop product certification for nursing home EHRs.