Providers have challenges ahead in preparing for 2014 reform, but AccuNurse is helping us plan for the opportunities as opposed to fearing the changes.
Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) October 11, 2010
AccuNurse (http://www.accunurse.com ) announces its new business model, called CliniFusion, and the product roadmap expansion of its AccuNurse voice technology. CliniFusion is the result of qualified clinical solutions expertise, a new level of service to the total AccuNurse solution, fused with expanded capabilities of voice technology, including nurse care plans, clinical assessment functionality and progress notes, all working together to help providers improve clinical outcomes and lower the overall cost of care through better clinical decisions.
AccuNurse has taken these steps as part of its commitment to lead 2014 reform preparedness, to provide the technology that nurses say they want, and to help long-term care providers ready themselves now for the new outcomes-driven landscape that health care reform will bring:
- Meet 2014 market demands: Providers need clinical solutions expertise fused with the most powerful tools at the point-of-care. One without the other will not suffice in meeting outcomes-driven reform demands.
- Provide caregivers with what they want: Findings from a study funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and carried out by the American Academy of Nurses revealed that nurses want devices that are ‘smart,’ voice-activated, portable and wireless; systems that provide tracking, documentation and communication, while interoperating with existing systems. AccuNurse is the only technology on the market today that meets these needs.
- Enable ‘clinical collaboration’: CliniFusion will effectively enable clinical collaboration between patients, caregivers, the executive team, various provider types (ACOs), and regulators, opening up new opportunities for relationships.
“Providers have challenges ahead in preparing for 2014 reform, but AccuNurse is helping us plan for the opportunities as opposed to fearing the changes,” said Susan LupPlace, RN, director of clinical services for Preferred Care Partners Management Group. “We’re already using voice with great success and our caregivers couldn’t think of their lives without it now, because voice is the only technology that enables true point-of-care capabilities. With the data picture being such an integral piece of ‘meaningful use’ and reform success, having voice coupled with the true point-of-care workflow it allows and supports are critical. The expanded capabilities of AccuNurse add a whole new dimension of care planning and assessment that will enable better clinical decisions and outcomes. It’s a win for all involved.”
Until now, activities of daily living were the ‘go-to’ data for providers to determine the functional status and acuity of patients; but reform raises the bar significantly by asking providers to accept more financial risk for clinical outcomes, collaborate as part of accountable care organizations, control costs, maximize a value-based payment system and use technology to achieve all of this.
“When caregivers say they conduct their work more effectively with voice technology and market trends and healthcare reform initiatives support that, then we are compelled to respond proactively and aggressively,” said Jim Rock, president of Vocollect Healthcare Systems. “CliniFusion delivers on all levels by coupling our seasoned clinical solutions expertise with the proven value of AccuNurse voice technology. This unique combination empowers facilities to compete and capitalize on their clinical strengths, make better care decisions that lead to improved outcomes, have the capacity to share that data with other provider types, all while keeping the caregivers’ focus where it belongs – on the patient.”
AccuNurse (http://www.accunurse.com ) provides sound business guidance and data-driven clinical outcomes to long-term care’s leading facilities. Through its CliniFusion model, which couples the depth and knowledge of senior clinical advisors with the power of voice technology, the company has taken a leadership role in preparing long-term care for 2014 reform, streamlining the work of the caregiver, and making substantial and lasting improvements to the performance of their facilities. This ‘fused’ approach to achieving clinical outcomes is what empowers AccuNurse to address problems no one else can. AccuNurse is part of Vocollect, Inc., the global leader in delivering voice technology to mobile workers on six continents.
AccuNurse® is a registered trademark of Vocollect Healthcare Systems.
Pam Selker Rak
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