Sparta Community Hospital Decreases Costs, Improves Patient Satisfaction with MEDITECH
Memory is often unreliable. So when Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, home health administrator for Sparta Community Hospital (Sparta, IL), noticed staff were documenting after they had left the patient’s home, she had concerns about the information’s accuracy.
Adams says encouraging staff to document during home health visits has improved documentation accuracy and timeliness, decreased overtime, and improved patient satisfaction due to the immediate availability of data. Today, the agency’s documentation numbers for routine visits are at 98 percent.