Nowadays, the importance of data is apparent in everything we do, and the health care industry is no exception. The data that Arrow Solutions home care software can track—such as access to the patient’s medical history, communication between healthcare professionals and the client, and comprehensive home care documentation—can help your agency maintain quality care, keep clients from being readmitted to the hospital, and potentially lower costs.
Due to new financial penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, money has been playing an even larger part in the pressure to expedite hospital discharge. Hospitals are discharging patients as early as possible in an attempt to reduce costs and additional health risks. This makes the home health aspect a vital part of the prevention of further health complications. According to a study published in the Archives of Surgery, about 40 percent of patients who have complications from surgery experience them at home, with half of those complications occurring within nine days after discharge.
Care doesn’t end when patients leave the hospital. Closely monitoring discharged patients, along with data collection and software, can help to connect all parties involved. The Arrow home care software team has been connecting home care and software development for decades, and the team is ready to help improve and grow your agency.
Arrow’s web-based HIPAA-compliant clinical documentation portal allows caregivers to log in, fill out, and electronically sign clinical forms, and provides agencies with the capability to create custom forms while storing both raw data and PDF copies, allowing agencies to access their personal forms library and print forms whenever they are needed.
With better software you can improve patient outcomes, manage multiple payer sources (such as Medicare, Medicaid and private companies), stay updated on changes in the patient’s healthcare plan, check on the patient’s Medicaid eligibility, avoid overlapping staff visits, and easily validate payer-required visits.
Choose the right home health care software for your company. Having the right home health care software can help your agency improve quality of care and communication, and reduce hospital readmissions. Contact our team to learn more.
After all, no one wants to walk blindly into the wide wilderness of health care, and with Arrow Solutions software, you don’t have to.