Driving Automation in Community Health Data Reporting Process

Nalaka Withanage Allied & Community Health

Community health providers must report data on their funded services (such as VADC, DVA, NDIS, CMS, HACC, CHSP, VINAH) to the Department of Health & Human Service. This process is painful when those providers don’t have a community health data reporting information management system automatically capturing the data that they need for this report. The balance between reporting data quality and clinician experience is very important.

The pain from these consistent reports is felt by the healthcare workers and frequently bleeds into the level of care provided to each patient. This article will outline the issue and provide a viable solution to automate your organisation statutory reporting process.

Reporting Overload

When it comes to the community health, everything needs to be precise. Usually, this meticulousness saves lives, and thus, healthcare providers spend a majority of their time and energy ensuring their information is correct and accurate when it comes to their patients.

However, the problem arises when they need to shift that focus away from their patients, to focus on the highly detailed reports for their funded services. Of course, just like with everything else, every authority and government body needs their piece of information.

Therein lies the catch 22: Healthcare providers who do not have a health data reporting

information management system need to split their resources and focus between their patients and the government. Without that information, healthcare workers won’t be able to service their patients. Yet, to acquire this information, healthcare workers need to shift their focus away from their patients to have the right mental energy to complete the required reports.

Additionally, it isn’t like this is just a bi-annual or even annual occurrence, and it isn’t just one big report. That, without a proper health data reporting information management system, would be distracting enough. However, these reports are due on a staggering monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis from different government and health-related agencies. Worse still, these consistent reports often get required for each department.

This consistent wealth of required information easily becomes unmanageable, even for the most organised healthcare institutions.

The Impacts Affect Patients

Even though healthcare workers can accomplish miracles, they are only human beings. Despite their experience, intelligence, and extensive training, they have their mental and physical limits. So, when their focus gets stretched between patients and reports, the impacts are felt throughout the organization. Projects have to pause, auditors may need to get brought in, and all these things get in the way of helping patients. It’s expensive, painful, and takes resources away from doing the jobs healthcare workers want to be doing.

When it comes to the healthcare system, the patients are the most important aspect of this field. Their health and safety should be paramount to anything else.

However, when healthcare workers do not have a community health data reporting

information management system, their attention is peeled away from the patients. Instead of providing the care and attention patients deserve, healthcare workers are more worried about getting the information for the report. Granted, it isn’t their fault. They’re only human, and thus, their attention span can only be stretched so thin.

Fit for purpose technology

Imagine if all the information you needed to give to an auditor was already in a healthcare provider’s system and could get accessed with a few simple clicks. What kind of time or cost would that save you? How much would that solution minimize the impact on your patients? How much easier would it be to keep projects going?

Fortunately, this community health data reporting information management system exists, and its design is specialized to integrate with many existing healthcare systems.

DC2Vue is a complete care coordination suite that helps manage government funding and reporting. Plus, this software helps healthcare workers plan and track their daily activities. This solution means that healthcare workers no longer need to focus on the otherwise irrelevant, super-specific information required in their reports. Rather, they can continue to focus on each of their patents, regardless of which report is due.

When an organisation purchases the DC2Vue system, your healthcare workers will receive complete software for community health service providers.

Here are the highlights of what this dynamic solution has to offer the current healthcare landscape:

  • Plan, track and measure person-centered care in a single workspace:

    DC2Vue delivers integrated community health services requiring digital technology. This technology also supports a team-based care model.

  • Single client view with multiple funding sources:

    Healthcare workers now have the option to find funding sources based on an individual patient instead of the exhaustive alternative of manually matching patients to a wealth of funding sources. Here are some of the community funding sources supported by DC2Vue:

    • Home & Community Care (HACC)
    • Community Home Support Program (CHSP)
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
    • Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health (VINAH)
    • Victorian Drug and Alcohol Collection (VADC)
    • Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA)
    • Community & Women's Health (C&WH)
    • Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC)
  • Automate billing, claiming, and statutory reporting workflow:

    Now, healthcare workers have everything from eligibility checks and bulk invoice generation to MBS & DVA claims submission and accounts receivable all in one simple platform. Plus, the DC2Vue system can even automate these tasks.

  • Simple design with powerful, easy-to-use features such as:

      • Intake and Referral Management
      • Assessment and Care Planning
      • Scheduling, Rostering, and Resource Management
      • Clinical Information Management
      • An intuitive Virtual Healthcare & Patient Portal
      • Insightful Dashboards offer a plethora of information in a simplified and well-organized system.

Ultimately, the design of the DC2Vue Care Coordination suite supports many stages of care. This suite simplifies everyday tasks to significantly reduce a health worker’s daily burden while improving client outcomes and ensuring compliance while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

Moreover, DC2Vue lets you keep track of each funding origin and makes compliance with government reporting requirements simple and quick by supporting a wide range of funding types and data sets. For the safety and security of healthcare organizations and patients, every bit of the software’s information is continually monitored and maintained to ensure data quality and accurate reporting

Give us a call at (03) 9863 7644 and set up a demo to see how our system will short-circuit your statutory reporting headaches once and for all.

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