Halifax Health Teams Up With ReadyPoint to Automate Manual Paper Rounding and Joint Commission Survey Readiness

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Leading East Central Healthcare Provider Implements ReadyPoint Health's Mobile Survey and Compliance Technology

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“Real-time transparency to monitor survey readiness is just not viable using paper". Suzanne Lovelady, Halifax Health

ReadyPoint Health, Inc announced today that Halifax Health, the leading healthcare provider in East Central Florida recently went live on ReadyPoint’s Mobile Rounding and Audit Compliance cloud solution in its Daytona Beach and Port Orange acute care hospitals. Halifax Health also implemented ReadyPoint’s Joint Commission and CMS regulatory compliance solution to improve Joint Commission survey readiness.

Suzanne Lovelady, Director, Quality Improvement at Halifax Health commented, “Our overarching goal is to improve outcomes. Working with ReadyPoint will help us capture real time survey data, initiate immediate corrective actions and view reports that show trends and areas for improvement. Our staff should have even more time available to focus on patient satisfaction and quality care.“

The Halifax Health team realized their manual survey data compilation, tracking and follow up systems had to be replaced. They looked for an easy to use, mobile solution that could deliver survey standardization and visibility while eliminating the high cost of manual compliance. As the team researched options, Suzanne broadened the scope to include Infection Control surveillance rounding and clinical tracers used by Accreditation to maintain regulatory compliance.

Peter Clifton, ReadyPoint Health CEO commented, “We are very excited to work with Suzanne Lovelady and the Halifax Health team. ReadyPoint’s tools are appealing to healthcare organizations that realize paper data compilation cannot deliver the transparency they need. As the industry shifts to accountable care models, quality measure compliance and more frequent regulatory changes, ReadyPoint tools help transition away from expensive, ineffective manual rounding and audit methods to technology that support improved outcomes.”

Halifax Health staff use ReadyPoint with iPads to document non-compliant items with photos and trigger immediate corrective action workflow. The Accreditation team has instant access to the Joint Commission Standards and CMS Conditions of Participation and Tags without leaving the ReadyPoint application. Survey questions are linked to Elements of Performance resulting in valuable real time data compilation against Standards. Reports can be run that track survey and findings insights by Joint Commission Chapter or by Element of Performance across all facilities.

Suzanne Lovelady said, “Real-time transparency to monitor survey readiness is just not viable using paper. The risk associated with poor compliance in healthcare has never been greater. The costs of potential survey related penalties, 90 day corrective action plans and even the possibility that deemed status could be at risk make the ReadyPoint solution very appealing”. Halifax Health is a forward-looking organization with an excellent reputation for delivering consistent quality of care. We look forward to using ReadyPoint in support of our goals and vision.”

About Halifax Health
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers East Central Florida’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services and OB Emergency Department. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

About ReadyPoint Health Inc.
ReadyPoint Health Inc. provides Rounding, Survey and Regulatory Compliance technology solutions to leading healthcare organizations nationwide. ReadyPoint’s HIPAA compliant, mobile cloud platform automates manual paper data compilation and analytics in acute care hospitals, clinics and home healthcare facilities. ReadyPoint also provides integrated regulatory standards data tools to streamline Joint Commission and CMS survey readiness. Located in Nashville, TN, ReadyPoint was named by Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine as a 20 Most Promising Healthcare Compliance Solution Provider. For more information visit http://www.readypointhealth.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/ReadyPoint and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/readypointhealth.

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