Home Health and Hospice care leader automates staff functions and reduces paperwork required to document home care visits
Schaumburg, IL and Rochester, NY (July 10, 2012) - At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience in over 70 locations. Key programs include Unity Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Unity Center for Aging provides a comprehensive range of services for older adults using the most innovative approaches in elder care. ACM Medical Laboratory is an industry leader in patient and clinical trials testing.
Unity prides itself on providing an unequaled level of quality in the delivery of a broad range of modern health care services that respond to the needs of patients, their community, and all associated health care providers. What distinguishes Unity from most other health care providers, however, is that their services allow those most in need, the frail and the elderly, to receive award winning health care directly in their own home or at one of Unity’s locations.
Unity has been using homecare technologies for clinical and scheduling needs for several years. They were interested in further automation and reduction of the paperwork required to document home care visits and importantly were interested reducing their mileage reimbursement expenses as gas prices were hitting an all time high. Unity selected and implemented the new point-of-care visit manager solution from CellTrak™. For the mobile care staff, Unity selected the robust and secure BlackBerry smart phones running on the Verizon network.
Lori Shamp, Director Private Home care Services at Unity commented, “CellTrak has been very easy to work with and once the interface was ready for Allscripts we experienced what the full value of the integrated mobile point of care solution could be” Ms. Shamp added, “The experience across our offices and with our homecare aides has been very positive as CellTrak is easy to use and great to work with”.
Unity strives to work to educate the patient and family and maintain strict adherence to the physician's orders and plans of treatment, including regular follow-up visits with the physician. Importantly the usage of CellTrak has helped caregivers spend more time on care and less time on paperwork.
Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of CellTrak Technologies added, “It has been a pleasure working with the team at Unity. The new integrated visit verification solution continues to improve and work to address the automation needs enabling the care team to spend more time on care and less time on paperwork.”
In addition to the integrated visit verification features of the solution, the GPS features available as part of CellTrak takes the guess work out of calculating mileage. GPS tracks the mileage to and from each patient’s home and immediately stores it in the system. It also gives staff members the ability to get directions from wherever they are to a patient’s home.
About Unity Health System
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.
About Unity Center for Aging
Unity Center for Aging cares for more than 3,000 seniors every day and offers the most comprehensive range of services for older adults in Monroe County. Services include: in home health care, adult day programs, assistive technology, care management services, home delivered meals, companion services, skilled nursing care, short term rehabilitation, affordable senior housing, assisted living, and retirement living.
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