DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QliqSOFT, Inc., a leading provider of secure texting service for healthcare today announced the release of CareChannels, a patient-centric collaboration service to assist in value-based care and bundled payment models. Hospitals, home healthcare organizations and physician groups can use CareChannels on smartphones and PCs to establish a single stream of communication around a patient.
“With value-based care models, care team members no longer consist of just the clinicians in the emergency department or in a medical practice,” says Krishna Kurapati, QliqSOFT founder and CEO, “Instead, those care teams include the lab technicians, consulting physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and home healthcare workers. CareChannels easily connect everyone associated with the care of an individual patient throughout a single care episode.”
Poor clinical communication is frequently identified as the key cause for clinical errors, unnecessary costs, and sentinel events. This is especially true during care hand-offs and transitions.
With CareChannels by QliqSOFT, care team members are able to collaborate on questions, consults, orders, reports and results through patient-centric EMR-tagged group texting from their smartphones or desktops clients. CareChannels automate and simplify this clinical communication even as the care team changes from admission, inpatient treatment, discharge to home care.
CareChannels can be directly linked with patient records in the EMR and allows physicians to maintain an electronic paper trail of services performed, which allows for proper documentation for bundled payment care.
“To succeed with CJR, OCR, and other bundled payment care models, healthcare providers must effectively collaborate across organizational boundaries,” says Kurapati. “With CareChannels, for example, a surgeon, primary care physician and home health nurse can maintain communication with each other and quickly respond to post-acute complications and avoid readmission.”
CareChannels dramatically changes the communication around patients across organizational boundaries. It helps connect the right care team members at the right time while still maintaining full HIPAA compliance and protection of patient information.
For more information on CareChannels or the Qliq Secure Texting solution visit us online at qliqsoft.com/carechannels.
About QliqSOFT, Inc.
QliqSOFT is the maker of Qliq, the most secure HIPAA and HITECH-compliant healthcare communication platform that securely connects doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals as well as their staff. For more information about Qliq and its features, please visit www.qliqsoft.com.