Bayshore Home Health launches mobile electronic charting



    
    - New state-of-the-art tool to reduce costs and improve quality of care,
    leading to better client outcomes -
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29 /CNW/ - Bayshore Home Health is launching a
mobile electronic charting program to help reduce costs, increase efficiencies
and assist nurses and unregulated care providers in delivering a higher level
of service to their clients. The new tool, developed on the MedShare(TM)
eMotion platform, reflects Bayshore's commitment to high quality care and to
delivering care based on best-practices to Canadians wherever they live.
    "By moving clinical charting to an electronic format, Bayshore Home
Health's clinicians will be able to ensure positive client outcomes while
providing benchmarks for financial and professional service accountability,"
says Holly Quinn, chief nursing officer for Bayshore Home Health. "Our goal is
to improve the work environment and efficiency for our clinicians, increase
the level of care provided, and enhance the quality of life of all of our
clients allowing them to achieve optimal health."
    Bayshore Home Health's secure mobile electronic charting program allows
clinicians to compile clinical documentation at the point of care using tablet
computers. It provides a secure, ongoing electronic history of client
encounters and interventions that gives staff direct and immediate access to
the critical information they need to make evidence-informed decisions and
provide quality care, whether working on- or off-line.
    "MedShare's eMotion system offered us the best solution for ease of
implementation and acceptance by our 8,000 caregivers from coast to coast,"
says Leigh Popov, director of information systems at Bayshore Home Health. "It
is a true store-and-forward tele-health platform that works well with our
internal systems environment, and allows seamless integration with outside
stakeholders such as health ministries, regional health authorities, long term
care facilities and primary care practices. This platform will give our
caregivers the ultimate flexibility for smooth integration into their workflow
- both when they're connected to a network and outside of coverage range."
    Client assessments, care plans, smart charting and progress notes create
a complete state-of-the-art documentation solution designed to entirely
eliminate paper-based processes. The result will be a significant reduction in
the workload associated with transcribing written notes, increased access to
client referral information and collection of client outcome clinical data for
benchmarking and quality improvements to care.
    Popov adds that the system is highly flexible, allowing customization
based on existing workflows and the ability to change the software as the
business adapts. "Medshare's eMotion service-oriented architecture is both
flexible and robust. Web services will allow us to scale the solutions we
build on this platform across the entire enterprise with ease."

    About Bayshore Home Health

    Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and
independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and
operated, it is the country's largest provider of home and community health
care services, with more than 40 home care offices, 20 community care clinics
and 8,000 employees. Its core services are in-home nursing, personal care and
home support - which can be purchased directly by individuals and also
accessed through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans
and workplace safety insurance. Its caregivers deliver more than 5.2 million
hours of home care annually to over 57,000 clients. It also provides nurse/
caregiver staffing services, health education programs and treatments in its
dialysis centres. Its subsidiary, Bayshore Specialty Rx, offers infusion
pharmacy, infusion clinic and pharmaceutical support services to a variety of
health care and pharmaceutical organizations.

    About MedShare

    MedShare is an award-winning provider of information and communication
technologies to the North American home health care sector. MedShare's suite
of software is built on a patent pending software platform for management of
electronic health records and agency operations, and is available on office
systems, BlackBerry and tablet mobile data devices to meet the evolving
clinical and administrative needs of home health care professionals.




For further information:

For further information: Holly Quinn, Chief Nursing Officer, Bayshore
Home Health, (905) 822-8075 Ext. 260, hquinn@bayshore.ca; Leigh Popov,
Director of Information Technology, Bayshore Home Health, (905) 822-8075 Ext.
272, lpopov@bayshore.ca; www.bayshore.ca

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