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Hospice News published an article detailing findings from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.

"...more than 87% of the 4,563 hospices operating in the United States between 2012 and 2016 had at least one instance of noncompliance with quality, administrative and safety standards set by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)."

"Nearly 60% of hospices surveyed during those years had a strike against them related to care planning."

These statistics are striking, and we all must do better to maintain compliance. The article details policy and training steps taken by hospices to better implement policy, but a good EMR should lift some of the burden with design that's clear, built-in tools and processes to promote good care planning, and the transparency and communication necessary for care providers to work efficiently as a team.

Hummingbird was designed with these in mind.

INDIVIDUALIZED CARE PLANS

mumms Software’s Hummingbird Care Plans can be easily individualized. The interdisciplinary team is able to develop a patient and family plan of care that is individualized to them as part of their initial comprehensive assessment

MEASURABLE GOALS

Hummingbird makes it easy for this plan by including measurable goals, care and treatment to meet those goals, and to see the updates.

QUANTIFY GOALS

Hummingbird makes it easy to quantify a patient's individual goals for symptom management by using the ESAS system in assessments and patient's stated goals in the care plans.

SELF AUDITS QUARTERLY OF AT LEAST 20% OF PATIENT RECORDS

Hummingbird makes auditing easier with everything in one place, based on criteria you determine that you want to view, so you can then take corrective action.

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