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Voice Activated Resident Charting Saves Lives, Captures Revenue

Posted Feb 23 2009 11:41pm
The Villa St. Joseph, a nursing home near Pittsburgh, PA has introduced a voice activated computer system called AccuNurse that documents in real time all of the care being provided. Gone are charting specific patient interactions sometimes hours after they occurred. That only increases the likelihood of errors and omissions. And it has the added benefit of allowing staff to spend more time with residents. Now to be sure when you do all of this you also capture revenue that might have otherwise been lost but I can live with that given the alternative – care that could result in serious injury, illness or death because of improper and inaccurate data collection. Probably cuts down on lawsuits too. So kudos for facilities that incorporate technology for the benefit of residents and their bottom line. Just one more thing to ask about when checking out a home for your loved one.
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