What Hospice Clinical Workflows Should Look Like in 2021

With a new year comes new goals, new challenges, and new aspirations. But for many hospice clinicians, patient care is still weighed down by old software. As we head into 2021, we’re looking at the new EMR tools, that will help hospices achieve their goals.

New Patient Data Records

  • KPS, LCD, and ESAS scores have long been central to hospice care. Clinicians should look for new tools that track these scores frequently and have the means to display them in meaningful ways. Clinicians can use these displays to provide better patient care, see patient trends over time, and provide a safeguard for compliance.
  • Vitals are key to patient care, but often, hospice software makes it hard to records and track these measurements. In 2021, clinicians can easily record vitals and see changes throughout the patient’s care.

New Scheduling Capabilities

  • Sometimes the schedule and the plan of care fall out of sync. Instead of constantly making manual adjustments, let technology work for you in 2021. Look for an EMR that ties the care plan to the schedule, so if that two fall our of sync, you are alerted and can provide complete documentation.

New Apps That Work With Modern Devices

  • Hospice clinicians are often moving and having multiple people fill out paper forms is impractical in 2021. Look for EMRs that offer apps that allow team members to collaborate and collect signatures. This allows clinicians to move freely and eliminates time spent on paper documents.

Take Advantage of New Tools

Hummingbird has reimagined the hospice EMR clinical workflow. It includes new features, designs, and utilizes technology to improve patient care. Ready for a new clinical experience? Get in touch to see the 2021 upgrades that will get hospices to their goals.