When it comes to implementing new software in a long term care facility, when and how to train users and how to choose the best software are the main concerns. Earlier this year, experts in health information technology shared their advice on how to implement the latest healthcare trends at the Long-Term and Post Acute Care Health Information Technology Summit. The discussion panel, which was sponsored by Woundrounds, included eight of the top industry leaders.
When asked specifically about the best ways to implement new software by moderator Linda Kloss, Chuck Czarnik of Brookdale Senior Living offered some great advice for LTC executives.
“The organization needs to be on the same page on why the project is needed and what
the future vision is,” Czarnik said. “We think of technology as an enabler of our shared goal of improving people’s lives. So it’s not about we’re doing an EMR or making changes for the sake of technology, but rather we’re making changes so our staff can provide better care,” he added.
Many software providers consultations in order to assist in the smooth introduction of new technology. At Woundrounds, making sure staff and caretakers have the best resources they possibly can is the main focus. Providing the best technology along with resources like free webinars and teaching tools can help businesses incorporate the best technology for their specific goals. To learn more, visit woundrounds.com.