Apple Video Highlights Company’s Use of Point-of-Service Applications
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new video produced by Apple profiles RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE: RHB) and its commitment to investing in latest generation point-of-service technology to improve quality and efficiency, harness costs and enhance the patient and customer experience. RehabCare, which has utilized handheld devices in its Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Services (SRS) division to capture time and treatment data for more than a decade, is deploying Apple mobile technologies companywide with the goal of achieving interoperability of its various post-acute care settings. The video is available at http://www.apple.com/ipad/business/profiles/rehabcare/.
“As the needs of our constituents are changing, our technology strategy is evolving in order to meet those needs,” commented John H. Short, Ph.D., RehabCare President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have long known the benefits of point-of-care applications to improve productivity and compliance, but the sophistication of mobile innovations, such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, offers us a new level of capabilities, including real-time information sharing with clients and referral sources, remote training and resources for our clinicians and interactive educational tools for patients and families – all clear differentiators.
“Furthermore, the ability to establish data sharing across our post-acute continuum, simplified through mobile solutions, provides the basis for more evidence-based care.”
Dr. Short said the Company already has experienced significant reduction in admission times by streamlining a once manual patient pre-screening process with an application built on the iPhone, and therapists that have completed the upgrade to the iPod Touch have shown marked improvement in the speed and efficiency of capturing patient data. In concert with enhanced reporting and benchmarking applications, the creation of an electronic medical record platform and other strategies, the Company is expecting these technology initiatives to have a profound impact on the delivery of its services over the next several years.
“Making faster, more intelligent clinical and business decisions through the availability of immediate information is essential in addressing a growing patient population and the demands on 21st century healthcare providers,” said Dr. Short. “We want to lead the movement towards better, more coordinated, cost-efficient post-acute care, and technology is a key driver.”
Established in 1982, RehabCare (www.rehabcare.com), a St. Louis-based company, is a leading national provider of post-acute services, managing rehabilitation programs in partnership with over 1,260 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in 42 states and owning and operating 35 long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals. RehabCare is included in the Russell 2000 and Standard and Poor’s Small Cap 600 Indices.
RehabCare Group, Inc.
Jay W. Shreiner, Chief Financial Officer
Donna Lee, Office of the CEO
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