GEORGETOWN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS Company, announced that the company's Point of Care Solution (POCS) version 2.0 is now available for immediate implementation.
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In post-acute healthcare today, patient and resident daily care is accomplished by using up to five separate solutions that are cumbersome to manage. The costs associated with multiple solutions can add up quickly—separate software licenses, training, security safeguards, hardware devices, etc. Juggling these separate solutions can also result in a drain on productivity for direct care workers.
The LG CNS POCS 2.0 combines the power of five solutions into one smart mobile device that can provide the following: documentation of daily care and activities of daily living (ADLs), advisements of routine and specialty care needs; vital sign collection; voice communication; secure text messaging; nurse or emergency call; and other essentials like helping caregivers make sure patients get to appointments on time. Caregivers only need to learn one intuitive system, presented in an innovative, user-friendly app, on one mobile device.
According to executives at StoneGate Senior Living, who have implemented the POCS 2.0 in all of their communities, the solution is yielding significant dividends. John Paul Taylor, COO, commented, "We have definitely seen an improvement in our ADL scores because the documentation is more accurate, versus the other electronic systems we've used. What we capture is in real time." Penny Marshall, Director of Clinical Information Technology, attributes the results to workflow. "We're able to gather more data because we've made it easier for them than ever – by putting a personal, powerful tool right in their pocket." And Dianne Sullivan, Vice President of Clinical Support and Quality, notes that "communication is not siloed anymore. Everyone knows what's going on with patients – it has been wonderful."
The POCS 2.0 is an integral part of the LG CNS Post-Acute Care EHR solution which leverages modern, cognitive workflows and provides one patient/resident record across the post-acute care continuum. At the LTC LINK conference last week, at which the POCS 2.0 was an Innovation Award finalist, Robert Baker, President of Collain Healthcare, summarized, "The POCS 2.0 is a next-generation ADL documentation solution utilizing the capabilities of internal messaging, telephone communication services using voice over internet protocols (VoIP), push-to-talk technologies and also touch screen clinical documentation. It's a real game changer."
About Collain Healthcare
Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS company, is headquartered in Georgetown, TX, and is the exclusive US provider of LG CNS Healthcare Solutions. Led by a physician, the leadership team is comprised of experts with deep knowledge across the continuum of care. Collain Healthcare delivers state-of-the-art, smart technology with patient-centered digital health solutions for the global healthcare industry and in alignment with the Triple Aim. Clients benefit from the most advanced health information technology platform created from the ground up with real end-users, following the passage of ACA and focusing on the future of healthcare. LG CNS' healthcare solutions portfolio of products includes mHealth, telemedicine Electronic Health Record (EHR), point-of-care, population health management, big data and predictive analytics; implementation; integration; and interoperability solutions and services; to move healthcare ecosystem leaders forward. For more information, call 888-501-4118 or visit healthcare.lgcns.com.
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