What is CARe?
CARe is a HIPAA compliant web-based electronic medical records (EMR) software application specifically designed to meet the requirements of the behavioral healthcare industry. Unlike standard EMR applications, CARe has the added functionality for organizations to build their own unique patient record set; users can create input forms, with multiple formats of data-fields, in order to build an electronic record set that accommodates their practice’s existing record system.
Why use EMR?
One of the most time-consuming, non-treatment responsibilities of a healthcare provider is managing a patient’s medical history records. When using paper records, care providers have to locate the physical file, read through multiple sheets in order to find the relevant information, and decipher the notes and handwriting of other treatment providers and physicians. Then the provider may also need to take new notes during treatment, record the process for transcription, hand-off to office staff for the transcription, and then proof-read the final document.
There are a lot of wasted hours during this process – both for the treatment provider and the office staff. Electronic medical records on the other hand, allow care providers to easily find and access records (it’s as simple as typing in a name), read through the record without having to interpret handwriting, and quickly document new treatment as it’s occurring. EMR software facilitates clearer records, the benefits of which include less duplication of tests and treatment and more time spent on patient care.
In addition to the savings achieved by reducing staff hours and transcription costs, electronic medical records allow you to keep an unlimited number of documents and files without having to pay for storage; all of your histories are stored securely within the EMR application.
CARe is a cost-effective way to store patient records, cut costs and ultimately, improve patient care.
- Instant Access
The CARe application is web-based, so it can be accessed from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device. This allows immediate access to critical data and treatment histories from any location. Instantly find the information you need from anywhere, in-or-outside of your facility.
- User Management
Assign permissions and access levels with a simple point-and-click; CARe makes it simple to manage users and access levels. The application allows providers to specify/assign different system roles and permission levels for a variety of users with different access needs.
- Fast Reporting
Reporting on your records has never been easier: CARe is Microsoft SQL Server based, so it has the ability to integrate with SQL Reporting Services to develop both record-specific and aggregate output. If you’re not ready to go fully paperless, CARe can print record-specific data onto pre-defined scanned forms. Simply scan the form, map the fields on the form to fields in the system, and CARe will automatically duplicate and fill-out the form with the corresponding record for the specified patient.
- Auto-Notification/Configuration Feature
CARe can be configured to trigger new actions and/or notifications when specific, designated activities occur. For instance, when a certain file is changed – or just when a specific value is entered into a designated field, – an email notification can be auto-sent to either specific users or to all users who have been assigned to a particular role. CARe also has the functionality to activate related forms that may need to be updated based on a previous action; when something is changed in a form, other forms that may need to be changed as a result can be activated by the application without any prompting of the user.
The CARe Advantage
At Brave River, we understand that every practice is different and they all have their own unique requirements. That’s why we’ve built an electronic medical records application that allows you to individualize your records and tailor them to your needs. Don’t settle for a pre-packaged, one-size-fits-all EMR solution when Brave River’s CARe application can be customized to suit the exact needs of any healthcare organization.
Greater Knowledge Results in Improved Patient Care
With CARe, you’ll get comprehensive, continuous access to all information across the enterprise. Without the limitations of inadequate access management, illegibility, and physical location of records, there’s nothing holding providers back from giving their patients the time and attention that they deserve.
CARe gives providers access to a more structured and organized note system for greater clarity. Clearer notes and records can help treatment providers avoid duplicate tests, easily share information with other treating physicians/care givers, streamline the recording process, and maintain more accurate treatment histories. Thanks to CARe, providers within your organization can have instant access to critical patient information anytime, anywhere – granting them the ability to pull files instantly in times of urgent need.
The benefits of CARe are two-fold: it allows for improved patient care, and it can save money for your organization. As it’s web-based, practices don’t need a staff member to be physically present in the office in order to get information during after-hours medical emergencies, allowing healthcare organizations to reduce administrative hours. Also, with a more efficient system for recording notes, medical staff can reduce the hours spent on documentation and therefore have more time for patient appointments.
The Brave River Approach
When selecting the best EMR application for your practice, there are a lot of important factors to consider. While there are obvious considerations like technical capabilities, there are also some internal factors that can mitigate the success of an electronic records system.
For instance, not every practice has the internal IT resources to set-up and implement a new system on their own. Fortunately, Brave River has the resources to perform the initial set-up and training, and if you require further assistance, our business analysts can help you with requirements gathering, form creation (after an assessment of your paper forms and files, they’ll help you decide which data fields to use in your customized electronic records), CARe set-up, and implementation. Brave River’s analysts have the experience and expertise to help you translate your paper forms into an individualized electronic medical record. We even have the staff to help you accomplish training; we can lead classes or do on-site, in-use training sessions.
To learn more about CARe and the other technology solutions from Brave River, please call us at 1-888-232-0011.