Healthcare providers in a variety of industries, such as home health, community health, hospice have traditionally used paper forms to record their caregivers daily visit log amongst other logistical recordings.
These methods have been prone to errors that only multiply as your operations scale. Errors range from data entry mistakes to plain old “dog ate my forms.” Transcribing hand-scribbled notes during patient visits is also challenging. Old-school digital technologies (pdfs, excels) have gone a long way in mitigating some of these issues but are not ideal.
These order entry methods cost an enormous amount of time and money. For Field Healthcare providers, handwriting daily summaries can be a tedious and time-consuming task; trying to remember details to record later can result in hindsight bias, and can affect the accuracy of information. Paper printouts of relevant caregiver forms including duty checklist and daily log forms is also very expensive and wasteful. All these limitations reduce the productivity of the health-care providers to provide effective services in the field while also impacting customer satisfaction.
To truly capitalize on modern-day tools and remain compliant with strict state and federal requirements, healthcare providers with caregivers will need to transition to the mobile phones and caregiver apps, with always-on connectivity and access to up-to-date patient information at their fingertips.
Healthcare providers, small and large, are turning to mobile apps to use advanced form capabilities that are otherwise not available on paper. Apps can store forms and other related data in the secure and reliable cloud system. Form data can be available on multiple systems for multiple users and can easily share evolving information in real time. Additionally, automation allows the configuration of alerts based on data input in real time.
Never encounter another case of the human error that can take place when using paper forms.
Mobile forms eradicate the hassle and cost of paper forms. The flexibility offered by creating, editing and sharing forms in real time establishes mobile forms as an advantageous supplement in any industry with field employees, notably the healthcare industry.
Comply with EVV
Home-care service providers are heavily dependent on the use of multiple forms for their daily tasks. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, all Medicaid personal and home health-care providers have to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) by 2019. The Federal EVV mandate requires affected providers to electronically verify: the type of service performed, the member receiving the service, the date of service, the location of service delivery, the care provider responsible for the service, and the time the service begins and ends. Use mobile forms as a simple solution to reporting this variety of data.
Have Instant Access to Patient Information
Make home-care visits more efficient with immediate access to the patient data and use mobile forms to retrieve and update the data.
Handle Unforeseen Circumstances with GPS Location
Tackle any sudden maintenance or repair issues with customized reporting and tagged GPS location. Messaging, signature collection and photo capabilities can supplement any healthcare scenario.
The allGeo (previously known as myGeoTracking) platform also supports a powerful IFTTT (If-this-then-that) workflow rules engine. The IFTTT rules engine translates real-world events to trigger business actions.
With this, you can define your business workflow and allGeo can automate field operations using real-world triggers involving people, places, and time. Both events and subsequent triggers can be highly customized for your businesses specific workflows.
allGeo (previously known as myGeoTracking) is a cloud-hosted, carrier grade location and messaging platform that helps SMB and Enterprise businesses better manage their mobile employees by improving productivity and accountability, while reducing payroll and operations costs with solutions such as GPS tracking & time clock, Lone worker safety, Automation of field activity monitoring, Mobile forms & data collection including signature, notes, pictures, barcode/QR code, etc. The allGeo platform enables these solutions across a wide range of industries such as field service management, trade services, emergency responders, sales reps, transportation & logistics and home health care providers.