Carlyle Healthcare Center Received The Five Star Quality Rating Soon After Implementing SigmaCare
Overview of Facility
Carlyle Healthcare Center is a 109 bed facility located in Carlyle, Illinois which went live in March 2010 with SigmaCare’s full electronic medical records (EMR) system, including real-time dashboards, census management, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), administration records (eMAR/TAR), accidents & incidents tracking, progress notes, assessments, 24 hour report, minimum data set (MDS), care planning, CNA charting and rehab therapy charting.
Facility Best Practices
Carlyle Healthcare Center was the first skilled nurisng facility in their region to implement a full electronic medical records (EMR) system and since implementation they have seen tremendous quality improvements. Carlyle proactively uses SigmaCare’s real-time resident data and dashboard monitoring features to improve clinical assessments, drug administration tracking and progress note documentation. They also benefit from SigmaCare’s DUR alerts and ease of accessing resident charts as this gives staff added confidence while passing medication. Overall, SigmaCare has reduced time consuming paper-based tasks allowing more time for direct resident care.
By combining quality driven initiatives along with SigmaCare, shortly after implementation Carlyle was awarded the Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in additon to the following outcomes:
- Medication order errors declined due to structured order writer
- Annual survey time decreased due to ease and accessibility of resident data
- Direct resident care increased due to elimination of time-consuming paper based tasks
"SigmaCare has provided technology and professional services that we believe enhance the care we give our residents.” -Verna Germanceri, Administrator
Published: April 27, 2011