Home care technology
ParaMed enhances home care using BlackBerrys
Ont. – ParaMed Home Healthcare, in collaboration with CellTrak
Technologies, Inc., has announced the development and launch of an
innovative mobile healthcare application that leverages the productivity
features of BlackBerry smartphone devices. The new application includes
initial, reassessment and discharge assessments which enable the
capturing of real-time information at the point-of-care.
All assessments include nursing sensitive outcomes and the ability to
view results through a secure portal.
The application is built upon the CellTrak homecare platform that
enables advanced enterprise capabilities to capture and analyze
real-time data and trends in home care with security and
“We have successfully completed user testing with extremely positive
feedback from our nurses,” said Sue Pearl-Agar, Vice-President. The
pilot phase is under way, during which nurses are engaged in shaping an
application that can adapt to their nursing practice. ParaMed has
embraced evidence-based practice for many years, however, “this step
forward transforms nursing practice and establishes a new foundation,
further enhancing the best possible client outcomes,” said Cheryl Reid-Haughian,
Director Professional Practice.
“As a manager, this new application gives me the ability to ensure my
nurses are consistently delivering evidence-based, quality nursing care,
said Tracey Stevenson, Care and Service Manager.
Erin Caplan, RPN, believes this innovation “fits with nursing work flow
and is more convenient and efficient than paper”.
This innovation also brings additional resources to the fingertips of
nurses at the frontline to support their clinical decision-making and
contributes to improved client outcomes.
“We are pleased to help enable automated, comprehensive assessments that
include nursing sensitive outcome measures, along with other clinical
features for ParaMed,” said Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of
CellTrak. “ParaMed has long been a leader in the automation of key
information that helps improve client outcomes at the point-of-care.”
With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate
communication and integration at the front line.
About ParaMed Home Healthcare
ParaMed Home Healthcare is a division of Extendicare Real Estate
Investment Trust, and was founded in 1974. It is a leading home care
provider in Canada providing nursing, home support and therapy services
for clients and families living in the community. With over 4,500 staff
ParaMed is focused on creating “extraordinary experiences with
incredible people”. More information about ParaMed can be found at
About CellTrak Technologies
Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of
integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, homecare
and private duty markets. Our patent pending software-as-a-service
solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology
platform which automates workflow. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an
internet site making the data available in real-time and secure
instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems
and the payer networks. Homecare aides have delivered millions of
successful visits via CellTrak. More information can be found at:
Posted October 21, 2010