TORONTO — BaneCare Management LLC, a Massachusetts-based senior care provider operating 12 facilities, leveraged PointClickCare’s electronic health record (EHR) platform and insights from patient satisfaction surveys to gather and analyze actionable data to improve patient care.
BaneCare quantifies its level of patient satisfaction based on the rating it receives from the CoreQ patient experience survey. After noticing a variance in their results, BaneCare created its own survey that collected data on patients’ experiences during the admission process. Survey questions focused on three critical areas:
- How well personnel explained what the patient should expect from the stay
- Initial rating of the nursing staff
- Overall rating of the rehabilitation staff
The admission survey results, along with real-time patient data collected by caregivers using PointClickCare’s platform, served as the basis for making continual adjustments to care during the patient’s stay. Within a few days of patients leaving the facility, BaneCare used a discharge survey to collect additional data to inform future improvements.
The feedback and insights gained were used to inform the creation of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet to help staff explain and help the patient/family understand what to expect during stay at the facility. In 2018, after partnering with PointClickCare, many BaneCare facilities earned scores in the mid 90 percent range or higher.
“Our story should serve as a testament of the need for health and senior care providers to leverage insights and technology to find solutions for industry challenges,” said Timothy Carey, Performance Improvement Manager, BaneCare. “Our story shows that you can stand out from the crowd by doing simple things well. Our data indicated that a simple solution — an FAQ — was more than sufficient to improve care. Leveraging technology leaders in the healthcare industry such as PointClickCare also gives us the confidence in our insights.”
“BaneCare’s proactive, innovative approach toward addressing challenges to patient satisfaction through innovative technology is evidence of its dedication to care and forward thinking,” said Russ DePriest, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Skilled Nursing Division, PointClickCare. “As we move toward a model that encourages the sharing of patient information throughout the care continuum, we are also positioning facilities such as BaneCare to be a referral of choice and partner with hospitals, ACOs, and large physician groups by improving their outcomes and arming them with the most comprehensive, up-to-date patient data possible.”
For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, please visit www.pointclickcare.com.
About BaneCare Management LLC
BaneCare strives to combine the best of the past, present and future — a rich history of family values delivered with complex medical capabilities and advancing technology. BaneCare’s post-acute centers are a bridge between the hospital, home, and community; whether an individual needs a short stay or requires ongoing long-term care when challenges are too great at home. Today, the company includes a third generation of the Bane family and manages or operates twelve skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, three adult day health centers, and two assisted living facilities spanning the North Shore, South Shore, Berkshires and Greater Boston. With the evolution of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO), BaneCare has become a highly valued partner of many leading health systems across Massachusetts and is considered a preferred provider for many emerging ACOs, including Partners Health Care, Steward Health Care, South Shore Health System and Lahey Health. Richard Bane, BaneCare President, is one of the profession’s most esteemed leaders, both locally and nationally.
About PointClickCare Technologies
PointClickCare Technologies Inc., helps long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers gain the confidence they need to navigate the new realities of value-based healthcare — achieving preferred status in competitive and shrinking networks, optimizing financial and operational health, attracting and retaining the right staff, and connecting to the right partners and insights needed to effectively manage and mitigate risk. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Private Cloud Companies, and acknowledged by KLAS Research as a Best in KLAS Vendor for Long-term Care, PointClickCare leads the way in creating cloud-based environments where providers, patients, and payers eliminate data silos between care settings, connecting stakeholders to meaningful insights. 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 care providers connect and collaborate within their care network. Over 16,000 skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and home health agencies use PointClickCare today, making it the North American healthcare IT market leader for the LTPAC industry. For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, please visit www.pointclickcare.com.