iCare and QPS partner to coordinate aged care data

Software provider iCare revealed in late March a new tie-up with QPS Benchmarking that would allow benchmarking data to be captured in iCare’s aged care software, potentially taking steps out of administrators’ regular workflow.

In a statement, iCare said the objective of the deal was to integrate the capture of healthcare information between the companies’ respective solutions, as well as reducing data entry duplication and the risk of data collection and reporting errors. Another goal was to be able to provide the aged care industry with an integrated solution that would not require extra effort to keep up to date.

QPS’ benchmarks target key performance indicators such as resident acuity and clinical, safety, resident lifestyle, HR and financial performance. The scorecards produced by the company are used by aged care providers to measure their performance and identify strengths and opportunities. iCare, in turn, is a significant provider of administration software to the aged care industry with a total of around 40,000 beds under management.

In iCare’s statement, several aged care facilities praised the hook-up. For example, Chesalon living, education and quality Manager at Anglicare, Mary McConochie, said when clinical indicators would be collected, submitted and reported in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost, a competitive advantage would be achieved.

“Integrating these systems will provide great benefits for our organisation. Key clinical care indicators will be collected automatically and early identification of trends will provide us with the ability to respond quickly to identified issues,” said Dean Gemmill, director of quality and innovation at Good Shepherd Aged Services.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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