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Toolkits 10th May 2023

How digital records give you better oversight into your care service

By Sarah Jenkins

As a care provider, it can be difficult to keep track of all the information about the people you support and the care that they receive. Paper-based records can be lost or damaged, and it can be time consuming to sort through them to find the information that you need. That’s where digital care planning software comes in. By using a digital care plan software to manage your records, you can gain better oversight into your care service, improve your efficiency, and provide better care for the people you support. 

All information in one place 

Using a digital platform provides you with a centralised care management system to manage and access the people you support’s records, care plans, medication records, and other critical information in one place. This allows for real-time oversight of what is happening in your service, as care staff can record updates on care plans and health status at the point of care. Additionally, a digital platform can provide you with insights and reports on your service’s performance, such as tracking medication administration and completion of care plans. By having this oversight, you can identify areas for improvement and make informed decisions about how to allocate resources and improve care delivery.  

Access information anytime, anywhere 

One of the biggest benefits of using a care planning software is that you can access the information you need anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re in the office, on the go, or working from home, you can log into the platform and access the records you need. This can be especially helpful if you have multiple locations or if you have staff who work remotely. 

Streamline your workflow 

Managing paper-based records can be time consuming and prone to errors. With a digital platform, you can streamline your workflow and reduce the time it takes to manage records. You can quickly input and update information, generate reports, and track progress. This can help you save time and resources and improve the quality of care you provide. 

Better quality of care 

By using digital care planning, you can ensure that your staff have the information they need to provide the best possible care. They can access information of those supported quickly and easily, and they can input information in real-time. This can help to ensure that all staff are on the same page and are providing consistent care. A digital platform can also send alerts and warnings for a variety of circumstances, for example when medication has not been administered or when a care plan needs reviewing, this ensures that nothing falls through the cracks. 

Improved compliance 

A digital social care records platform can help you to stay compliant with regulatory requirements. You can track compliance in real-time and generate reports as needed. This can help you to avoid penalties and ensure that you’re providing high-quality care that meets regulatory standards. 

Enhanced security 

Keeping paper-based records secure can be a challenge. Records can be lost or stolen and must be kept in a locked room. With a digital platform, you can ensure that your records are secure and protected while recording care on the go. You can control access to the platform and track who has uploaded the records. Our industry-leading device management ensures that Nourish is only accessed on authorised devices, giving you that extra layer of security.  

If you’re looking for a way to improve your care service, a digital social care records platform can be a great solution. It can help you to gain better oversight into your service, improve your efficiency, and provide better care to the people you support. With the right platform, you can streamline your workflow, improve compliance, and enhance security. 

Book a personalised demo with our team to find out how going digital can give you better oversight into your care service 

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