STAFF at the Mercy nursing home will no longer be buried under a pile of paperwork with the arrival of their new state-of-the-art online system Lee Care Platinum five.
A dynamic online program that makes use of the new iPad 2.03 will change the way things are run at the nursing home with staff saying goodbye to pens.
The programs online server stores all the residents’ information.
The program holds information from doctors and dieticians reports, notes from nurses and can be used for medical advice on minor issues like which dressing to apply to a certain wound.
“Before the nurses use to write out paperwork at the end of their shift now they type it into one of the iPads whilst on the job,” said Mercy director of care Cathy Hulbert.
“What also impresses us is the way that it generates accurate reports and statistics at the touch of a button,” said Ms Hulbert.
The program is always getting updated so new functions are automatically added to the Mercy’s system.
“It will definitely make our jobs easier, there are number of functions on here that aid us including one that is similar to facebook’s notification button but here it tells the individual what tasks they need to do during their shift.”
For the director herself she can now do her claims for the nursing home online and the system will collate all the data into a report that can be sent straight to Medicare rather than manually calculating from paper reports.
The Mercy is one of the first in the state to use the system and the first aged care facility in Singleton.