SOURCE: Resource Systems

CareTracker, Resource Sytems, Long-term care,

December 02, 2009 11:12 ET

CareTracker Clinical Intelligence Tool to Assist Extendicare Long-Term Care Centers in Improving Quality of Care for Residents

Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Chooses CareTracker's Clinical Intelligence to Proactively Predict Care Issues Before They Become a Problem

NEW CONCORD, OH--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Resource Systems, developer of long-term care electronic documentation system CareTracker, and Extendicare Health Services, Inc., a leading provider of senior care with over 260 health centers across U.S. and Canada, announce Extendicare's commitment to introduce the new CareTracker Clinical Intelligence technology to 187 health centers. The Clinical Intelligence tool assists health centers in predicting and notifying caregivers of potential resident care issues before they become a problem.

CareTracker's Clinical Intelligence tool analyzes millions of data records collected by staff to help long-term care centers improve resident care. Alerts help staff identify immediate resident care concerns including residents who aren't drinking or eating sufficiently, having constipation issues, losing weight too fast, have consistently declining Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and more. It also helps to increase compliance by identifying how well staff is documenting data.

CareTracker by Resource Systems is an electronic documentation system that collects data using wall-mounted touch screens located throughout a long-term care facility -- making it easy for caregivers to document resident observations as they occur. It eliminates the undesirable effects of paper documentation systems by improving accuracy and quality of care, coordinating facility communications, reducing risk and increasing reimbursement.

"We anticipate that Clinical Intelligence will save clinicians valuable time and allow them to be more efficient; ultimately improving quality care for our residents," said Rick Gurka, Vice President of ProStep and Clinical Reimbursement. "Using defined parameters, or widgets, outlined by our clinical team, Clinical Intelligence will sort targeted information and identify residents that require immediate clinical attention, eliminating lengthy time spent running and analyzing reports."

"Resource Systems has been a wonderful partner in helping to enhance the quality of services provided in the long-term care industry. They truly understand the needs of their clients and create technology that not only enhances quality of care, but directly impacts the lives of our residents," stated Rick Gurka, Vice President of ProStep and Clinical Reimbursement.

About Resource Systems

Resource Systems is a leader in healthcare technology documentation systems. CareTracker, the companies' flagship technology solution, is an innovative documentation system that helps long-term care centers and providers for the developmentally disabled improve quality, reduce risk, ensure compliance, and improve the bottom line. Privately held since its founding in 1980, Resource Systems has more than 3,500 long-term care customers throughout the nation. www.resourcesystems.net.

About Extendicare

Extendicare Health Services Inc, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, prides itself on helping people live better by providing quality, cost-effective health care and rehabilitation primarily to seniors in a resident-directed environment. We endeavor to do this by providing remarkable services through highly engaged and motivated members of our team. Founded in 1968, Extendicare has a long history of providing quality health care services to residents throughout the United States and Canada with over 260 senior care centers and the capacity for approximately 29,500 residents.

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