Clinician-designed, cloud-based tool developed to help alleviate the growing burden of clinic paperwork
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, InnoCare, a Canadian healthcare market leader focused on the development of innovative healthcare technology, announced the launch of InnoCare Charting. InnoCare Charting is a powerful, real-time e-charting tool designed to help alleviate the administrative burden on healthcare professionals, freeing up their time so they can care for more patients.
Estimates suggest that while the amount of time Canadian healthcare professionals spend on direct patient care is decreasing, the time dedicated to indirect patient care tasks, such as completing charts, is on the rise.i
"It is clear the Canadian healthcare system is struggling under constant and ever-increasing demands," says Heather Shantora, CEO, InnoCare. "Now more than ever it is crucial that we understand how innovative health technology, like InnoCare Charting, is changing the way healthcare is delivered, can help alleviate the administrative burden on healthcare professionals and can even potentially improve patient outcomes."
The tool was designed in consultation with practicing clinicians, practitioners and front desk staff at clinics across Canada. This secure, mobile approach to capturing and sharing patient information helps ensure that the flow of information and activity is intuitive and timely, maximizing the time healthcare professionals have with each patient.
"Running my own physiotherapy business, time is the one thing I never have enough of," says Karim S. Meghji, Physiotherapist, Physio Calgary. "Imagine the frustration of wanting to help as many patients as you can and yet being buried by paperwork. I became a physiotherapist to help people; InnoCare Charting helps me do just that."
This efficiency will also potentially have much broader impact. "Imagine being able to offer healthcare professionals across the country even an extra hour a day to care for patients," says Shantora. "Simply making it easier to capture and share patient information is an important element of alleviating chronic issues such as doctor shortages from paperwork burn out and long wait times."
Moreover, clinicians that differentiate themselves by offering 21st century tools and resources can benefit from a more satisfied patient/consumer, and possibly facilitate higher levels of engagement between visits to the clinic to help people achieve their healthcare goals.
ABOUT INNOCARE CHARTING
Developed for clinicians by clinicians, InnoCare Charting addresses the specific needs of practicing clinicians, practitioners and front desk staff. Features of InnoCare Charting include the following:
- One centralized platform hosts all patient information.
- Improved security and privacy versus traditional paper charting.
- Eliminates unnecessary double entry and reduces charting time.
- Full visibility around patient arrival and check-in times promotes efficiency, decreases wait times, and creates a proactive approach to scheduling.
- Intuitive design helps to optimize workflow and allows clinicians to focus more on their patients.
- Delivers the technology-enabled approach to care that patients now expect.
InnoCare provides propriety cloud-based practice management software and back office administrative support services designed specifically for independent clinic owners across Canada. These services include a state of the art call centre, centralized billing, marketing, HR, and payroll services.
InnoCare's proven technology already powers 380 clinics across Canada treating 5,000 patients each day and delivering a 96% patient satisfaction score.
For more information on InnoCare please visit www.InnoCare.ca.
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