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Very often, the nursing progress note documentation is like cotton candy. You think it looks really good but when you get down to it, it’s just a sticky mess! Or, just a bunch of fluff with no substance. Electronic medical records systems often compound this issue.
The nation’s largest not-for-profit long-term care providers have implemented electronic health records, but there is still much room for growth when it comes to the sharing of digital data, according to a recently released survey.
Practice Fusion has announced a $70 million Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company’s total capital raise to $134 million. The investment will accelerate Practice Fusion’s “continued leadership in the electronic medical record (EMR) market, expand its offerings to patients and power new clinical data research and development,” the company said.
Long-term care providers are under increasing pressure to manage transitions into and out of their centers, as the nation’s healthcare system enters an era of greater coordination. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is on the leading edge of this movement, showing how technology can improve patient outcomes during the transition process. For this, the nonprofit won top honors in the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
Creating a seamless flow of demographic and clinical patient information between acute and post-acute facilities will be critical for future long-term care success. McKnight’s will host a webcast Oct. 1 to help bring providers the latest on achieving quality through electronic medical records interoperability. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The title of the session is, “Driving Care Coordination: Efficiencies & Quality Through LTPAC EMR Interoperability with Referral Partners.”