We use a lot of technology to make everyday life easier, from catching up with friends to managing our heating at home. We’re more connected with our own data, and wider communication networks, than we’d deemed possible. We’re now starting to use that to make our home lives easier and increasingly, we want to replicate that easy connectivity in our workplace.
Care home technology should be treated no differently to other modern technologies. Did you know that there are dedicated applications, such as CoolCare which can be applied easily within your care home business to streamline processes, boost efficiency and generate significant financial savings?
Whether you have one care home or a large group, there is an increasing need for clear-cut dynamic information on demand. Information flow has never been so important – it allows synergy across all departments, improving and boosting internal communications.
Care home technology (or care home management software), like CoolCare, will not only structure, automate and drive this information, but it’s been designed to give directors and owners the visibility they need to keep their finger on the pulse on all areas, so any decision made can be backed up with powerful data.
new year, new approach.
With the Health and Social Care Secretary announcing earlier this year that there will be £4.5m for local authorities to develop digital projects to help people needing care*, it’s becoming evident that more care homes are having to adopt the use of care home technology as well as a more generally technological mind-set.
The social and health care industries have long relied on paper copies to keep on top of things. Managing information and records this way makes it hard to recall a document at any given time and truly understand what’s going on.
Using care home technology to take your administrative operations online puts you in a stronger position when it comes to business strategy communicating with your staff. Care home technology allows shifts and rota creation becomes much more transparent, generating digital records of hours worked as well as making it easier to see if there are more shifts available, which is valuable to your staff.
Features of care home technology allow your teams to see the same information and work together to affect change. Being able to spot areas for improvement can be done quickly and easily, and communication between departments becomes streamlined and almost effortless.
Without the digital helping hand that care home technology offers, this type of team connectivity with data is slow and laborious. A good care home technology system can easily be accessed by any device at any time in any location – you can remain in constant touch with your team, and they can stay in touch with each other.
using care home technology to connect to your data.
Care home management software enables you to access your information in seconds. Software users can therefore review any business data they have permission to view, whether at the micro and macro level, at any time of the day or night.
With a lot of information comes a lot of responsibility – it is as important to be able to access your archive as it is to monitor and update your current records. Being able to access your information quickly is critical when it comes to CQC inspections and compliance. With CoolCare, you can view your historical records with the same ease that you can oversee your day-to-day data. Care home technology software removes the need for a formal archiving process as historical records are stored, saved and filterable automatically.
more space, more time.
Gone are the days of spending hours filing. Adopting care home technology, means that you and your team will have more time to do things that really make a difference to the lives of your residents. Not only that, just think of the space taken up by paper-based files that is no longer needed. You’ll also save a few trees with a vastly reduced stationery invoice!
Why not make 2020 the year that you connect your team to their data and digitally drive your business forward?