Efficient gathering of patient information using Mi-Forms technology allows nurses to provide
more quality care while saving money.
In 2003, under the direction of Home Health Director, Debra Harris, Wilson County Home Health Agency implemented state of the art mobile data capture technology from Mi-Co using Microsoft Tablet PCs. The Agency’s goal was to save the time of nurses and maximize the quality of the data they collect while serving their clients.
Since then, the Agency has seen four substantial impacts as a result of the technology. “First, we have seen an overall decrease in costs related to printing forms, copying forms and the storage of forms. Second, we have seen an increased ability to comply with HIPAA regulations by securing patient data in computer files rather than paper that is less secure. Finally, we are giving the nursing staff better access to patient information including previous notes and visit records. This empowers the nurses to spend less time with paperwork and more time with the patients” reports Debra Harris. The fourth benefit was discovered in a recent study by Wilson County. In this study, it was found that the practice of data validation done at the point of capture led to a significant time and cost saving by reducing data input errors by over 50%.
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