CellTrak Enhances Business Practices and Helps to Improve Patient Care for Community Hospice in Northeast Florida

Nov 5, 2008 4:55:23 AM

Chicago--(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 5, 2008 CellTrak Technologies Inc. has developed another raving fan of its real time mobile point of care solution. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville has successfully rolled out the CellTrak service to more than 50 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in five area counties.

CellTrak’s service was the last piece in the hospice’s electronic medical records project which began in 2003. It has also furthered Community Hospice’s compliance with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) handed down by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CellTrak has enhanced the cooperation of the CNAs and the entire clinical staff, by allowing data from the point of care to be examined and acted upon after each patient visit not when the paper records are turned in. The utilization of CellTrak’s service has assisted the nonprofit’s efficiency—reducing paper and operational costs.

“The CellTrak system was the last step in our EMR project and has provided benefits in communication that we are glad to now be applying in everyday patient care. The days of pen and paper are now eliminated for records keeping by our hospice,” stated Phil Ward, vice president of business operations for Community Hospice.

Duane Carter, Community Hospice’s implementation manager also noted: “CellTrak’s service was the last piece in our automation puzzle, and has enabled us to apply better personalized care to a patient from effectively sharing medical information after each CNA visit.”

Dick Herrmann Chairman and CEO of CellTrak said: “Our partnership with Suncoast Solutions and their client base continues to expand and allows us to provide the missing link as noted above for complete paperless automation. Leaders in home healthcare and hospice must strive to eliminate paper and the manual processes associated with paper, otherwise the costs of providing service may to too overwhelming in the very near future.”

About Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Established in 1979 as the first hospice program in Northeast Florida, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida® helps nearly 900 patients live better with advanced illness each day in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, through the support of approximately 700 employees and 900 volunteers. The nonprofit organization has served more than 53,000 children and adults—at home, in long term care facilities, hospitals and through four inpatient care centers throughout Jacksonville. Community Hospice Foundation™ generates philanthropic and community support for patient care services, family needs and community programs such as Community PedsCare®, a pediatric palliative and hospice program. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. www.communityhospice.com

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