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The Heritage Group Selects AccuNurse(R) to Improve Efficiency and Deliver Proactive Care
Date:4/28/2008

all up: dramatic improvements to quality of care, similar return on investment seen by other skilled nursing facilities around the country, our transition to RUG III, our Medicaid reimbursement benefit, and affordable subscription-based pricing -- we expect to benefit from our investment in AccuNurse in many dimensions."

As part of its deployment, AccuNurse will integrate with the facility's AOD Elite Clinical & Financial software from Answers on Demand (AOD), Inc. The interface between AOD Elite and AccuNurse reduces the information overlap between AOD Elite and resident plans of care. "The Heritage Group will benefit from improved admissions efficiencies, higher accuracy and more efficient MDS reporting," said Aric Agmon, president and CEO of Answers on Demand. "That's why the interface with AccuNurse is especially beneficial -- it's much easier to complete MDS's and it makes coding more accurate, backed by thorough documentation to support the coding."

AccuNurse voice-assisted care will replace paper-based printouts for managing care needs and documentation; as well as walkie-talkies team members use to communicate, which often require the organization to deal with lost or damaged equipment.

According to Smeltzer, "Our goal is to completely replace our paper-driven, manual care and reporting processes and become fully automated with voice-assisted care. Right now, we are spending 30 minutes at the end of every shift documenting our care initiatives. That additional time will be eliminated with voice, enabling us to direct it back where it belongs -- with our residents." Continuous charting throughout a shift will also enable Heritage to take accuracy to new levels. "We expect to be very well positioned to align our care documentation processes with RUG III when it hits later this year, helping us secure our organization financially to make continued investments to improve life for our residents. This all adds up to a better place for our res
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