October 18, 2010
ParaMed Home Health Care, in collaboration with CellTrak Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce the development and launch of an innovative mobile health care application that leverages the productivity features of BlackBerry SmartPhone devices. The new application includes initial, reassessment and discharge assessments which enable the capturing of real-time information at the point-of-care. All assessments include nursing sensitive outcomes and the ability to view results through a secure portal.
The application is built upon the CellTrak homecare platform that enables advanced enterprise capabilities to capture and analyze real-time data and trends in home care with security and confidentiality that aligns with required personal health care information.
"We have successfully completed user testing with extremely positive feedback from our nurses," said Sue Pearl-Agar, Vice-President. The pilot phase is underway during which nurses are engaged in shaping the application that can adapt to their nursing practice. ParaMed has embraced evidence-based practice for many years however "this step forward transforms nursing practice and establishes a new foundation, further enhancing the best possible client outcomes" says Cheryl Reid-Haughian, Director Professional Practice.
"As a manager, this new application gives me the ability to ensure my nurses are consistently delivering evidence-based, quality nursing care," says Tracey Stevenson, Care & Service Manager.
Erin Caplan, RPN, believes this innovation "fits with nursing work flow and is more convenient efficient than paper".
This innovation also brings additional resources to the fingertips of nurses at the frontline to support their clinical decision making that contribute to improved client outcomes.
"We are pleased to help enable automated comprehensive assessments that include nursing sensitive outcome measures along with other clinical features for ParaMed," shared Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of CellTrak, "ParaMed has long been the leader in automation of key information that helps improve client outcomes at the point-of-care".
With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line.
About ParaMed Home Health Care
ParaMed Home Health Care is a division of Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust, and was founded in 1974 and is a leading home care provider in Canada providing nursing, home support and therapy services for clients and families living in the community. With over 4,500 staff ParaMed is focused on creating "extraordinary experiences with incredible people". More information about ParaMed can be found at http://www.paramed.com
About CellTrak Technologies:
Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, homecare and private duty markets. Our patent pending software-as-a-service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform which automates workflow. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an internet site making the data available real time and secure instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Homecare aides have delivered millions of successful visits via CellTrak. More information can be found at: http://www.celltrak.com
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