PointClickCare Helps LTPAC Providers Avoid Getting Pushed Out in the New Era of Value-Based Care
Leading North American EHR Vendor for the LTPAC Market Demonstrates How at AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo 2017
LAS VEGAS, NV – October 16, 2017 – As the healthcare industry contemplates the impact of a shift from volume-to value-based care, LTPAC providers are seeking to find their place in this new environment where data is currency and demonstrated outcomes are their biggest differentiators. Securing their place as a preferred provider in the face of narrowing networks, maintaining census, managing and reducing risk, and building loyal and lasting relationships with partners, clients, and top performing staff are all key areas of focus. PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software provider for the LTPAC market, is taking on these top challenges alongside its customers.
Over the next two days at the AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo 2017, PointClickCare will be demonstrating the innovative ways providers can better achieve, track, measure, and communicate quality care to ensure they position themselves for success for years to come.
“Healthcare reforms that will reshape the way care is delivered, tracked, and communicated are imminent. We know there is a greater focus on the shift to value-based care and now, more than ever, quality matters. Payments are being tied to quality and hospitals are demanding top results from their provider partners. As networks narrow and payment paradigms evolve across the long-term care industry, communicating value will be imperative, and this will be the difference between those providers that thrive and those that will get pushed out,” says Russ DePriest, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PointClickCare’s Skilled Nursing division.
With the shift from volume to value, providers will continue to be faced with new challenges that will impact their business, and technology will be key in helping to solve for these changes. Tools like eINTERACT and Point of Care will help providers better track, document, and measure quality care, which can ultimately help with re-hospitalization rates and length of stay. In fact, in recent research conducted by PointClickCare, the company found its customers who had a high Five-Star Rating, also showed to have a shorter length of stay and a lower re-hospitalization rate.
“As the trusted partner of record to more than 15,000 long-term care providers, we continue in our efforts to help customers get the information and support they need to manage the changing market landscape.
With the right tools, our customers are able to garner better data that converts to better insights and better outcomes – which is what they need to be able to remain profitable,” DePriest adds.
Quality remains top of mind for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) as well. The association continues to place a big focus on their Quality Initiative – with the aim of improving quality of care in skilled nursing facilities and senior living communities.
“Now more than ever, it’s important that long-term care providers understand how to effectively measure their quality and communicate their value,” says Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. “Our partners are key to our success as a profession, and it’s great to see a partner like PointClickCare make this a priority for their customers.”
PointClickCare’s Vice President of Legal and General Counsel Richard Guttman will be presenting at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo on October 16, discussing how LTC providers can secure their electronic medical records to minimize legal risks. To learn more about this session, and how PointClickCare is helping providers better manage and navigate the changing long-term care landscape, visit booth #601 from October 16-18.
PointClickCare Technologies Inc. is advancing senior care by enabling long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior living providers to achieve the business results that matter – enriching the quality of life for their residents, improving financial and operational health, and mitigating risk. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Private Cloud Companies for 2016 and 2017, PointClickCare offers a portfolio of cloud-based software and services designed from the ground up to help providers manage the complex requirements of senior care. With a suite of fully-integrated applications powered by an interoperable, mobile friendly, and regulatory-compliant electronic health record and revenue cycle management platform, PointClickCare helps our customers connect and collaborate within their care network, achieve and demonstrate higher quality outcomes, optimize financial performance, and simplify their regulatory burden. Over 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities and home health agencies use PointClickCare today, making it the North American healthcare IT market leader for the senior care industry. For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, please visit www.pointclickcare.com.