"New QAPI quality mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are leading many senior care communities to look for a data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care, and services they are providing."
BROOKFIELD, Wisc. (PRWEB) March 16, 2018
RF Technologies (RFT), a leading provider of wireless safety and security solutions for healthcare, hospitality and education, has recently announced innovations to its 2018 senior living product lineup — upgrades aimed at enhancing staff and facility efficiency, while directly enabling improved resident safety and security.
Major updates to the company’s CODE ALERT® software platform address RFT’s most popular assisted living products, including:
CODE ALERT Nurse Call
QUICK RESPONSE® Wireless Call Pendants
CODE ALERT Wander Management
CODE ALERT operational enhancements:
- User friendly - Modern, intuitive design is easy to learn and fast to use; streamlined interface helps staff find what they need, when they need it.
- Connectivity - The user interface runs in a web browser from any computer or mobile device connected to the facility’s secured network.
- Designed for mobile - Native smartphone mode requires no ‘app’ to run. Caregivers on the move receive alerts directly on their device, enabling on-the-go response coordination and easy event classification.
- Fewer false alarms - A resident’s pendant can be classified as ‘Offsite’ while its wearer is away, without the need to disarm and reactivate upon their return and, once back within range, the individual is immediately secure.
- Soft Alarm Tones - New softer alarm and alert tones help establish a calmer, more home-like environment.
Also, offered as an expansion option for CODE ALERT, RFT’s new Quality Dashboards Module significantly expands the platform’s reporting capabilities, critical to helping facilities achieve and maintain high care standards. Running on the same server as CODE ALERT software, the Quality Dashboards Module provides a set of tools to assist in analyzing trends, identifying patterns and understanding details of call system response times, resident needs, and staff shift performance. Quality Dashboards functionality includes: Care Time Capture; Care Reason Capture; Staff Data Capture; Real Data Assessment.
According to Paul Larson, Vice President, New Product Development & Engineering Services at RFT, "The new QAPI quality mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are leading many senior care communities to look for a data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care, and services they are providing—and an enhanced means of documenting those improvements. Administrators, directors and managers can use the continuously-updated Quality Dashboards, based on real data and trends, to both celebrate great performance and find opportunities to improve care."
About RF Technologies
RF Technologies is a leading provider of safety and security solutions for the healthcare, hospitality, and education markets, leveraging radio frequency identification (RFID) and real-time locating system (RTLS) technologies. The RF Technologies brand family includes CODE ALERT® call and wander management systems, SAFE PLACE® patient security systems, SENSATEC® fall management products, HELP ALERT® staff duress systems, and EXACTRACK® equipment location systems. With more than 10,000 installations, RFT was the first in the industry to offer remote monitoring, RF consulting, 24/7 technical support by internal staff specialists, and a nationwide service team.