Briggs Introduces OASISync Mobile Data Collection for Home Care Agencies

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Briggs®, a leading healthcare provider, today introduced a unique electronic mobile data collection system that will enable home health care agencies to improve the accuracy of data recorded on government-regulated OASIS forms as well as to speed up their Medicare reimbursements.

This electronic solution is exceptionally easy to use, and it significantly reduces errors and redundant data in home patient care documentation

Briggs®, a leading healthcare provider, today introduced a unique electronic mobile data collection system that will enable home health care agencies to improve the accuracy of data recorded on government-regulated OASIS forms as well as to speed up their Medicare reimbursements.

The new OASISync™ system is offered solely by Briggs and integrates Briggs' regulatory-compliant OASIS forms content.

According to an independent study conducted by OCS, Inc., the nation's leading post-acute health care information company, agencies using Briggs OASIS forms report: better patient outcomes for all CMS measurements, lower occurrence rates, reduced resource utilization and reduced costs per visit.

A complete electronic offering of Briggs' OASIS forms content, proprietary software and a choice of data collection devices--digital pen or tablet computer--is brought together in the new OASISync system.

The OASISync system has an ICD-9 lookup to reduce errors in recorded patient data, which accelerates reimbursement to agencies and allows home care clinicians to spend more time with their patients. The system ensures privacy through a secure HIPAA-compliant data transfer.

"Briggs OASISync is helping our agency improve our clinical outcomes and rate of reimbursement," said Debra Harris, Home Health Director for Wilson County Home Health Agency in North Carolina. "The system alerts our home health clinicians to missing or incorrect data--right as they're filling out the OASIS forms. That safeguard alone reduces processing delays and increases our agency's efficiency."

"This electronic solution is exceptionally easy to use, and it significantly reduces errors and redundant data in home patient care documentation," said Kevin Robbins, Vice President of e-Products at Briggs. "Further, it increases the speed of Medicare reimbursements to home care providers. Through these and other efficiencies, OASISync is able to deliver a rapid return on the minimal investment home care agencies make in the system."

For more information about Briggs OASISync, including demos of the digital pen or tablet computer technology, visit OASISync online.

About Briggs
Briggs Medical Service Company is a leading supplier to more than 50,000 healthcare customers in the senior care, home care, acute care, physician and retail markets. Briggs produces and distributes more than 10,000 products including proprietary medical forms and documentation systems, durable and disposable medical supplies, charting materials and professional resources. Backed by clinical experience and regulatory knowledge, the company develops and markets products that are designed to improve clinical outcomes and reduce operating costs. The company has extensive international production capabilities and serves customers in five continents. For more information, visit Briggs online.

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