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Kinnser Software

January 27, 2015 10:00 ET

Kinnser Software Debuts Mobile App to Streamline Patient Care for Home Health Industry

Kinnser Link™ Delivers Comprehensive Electronic Medical Record Access on the Go, With Seamless and Secure Data Transfer

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Today, Kinnser Software announced Kinnser Link™, a new tool for the home health field clinician. The mobile application -- available today in both iTunes and Google Play stores -- allows clinicians to complete clinical documentation within the electronic medical record, even at times when there is no Web access or cellular service. By eliminating one of the most common reasons that documentation is not completed while with the patient, at point of care, agencies can increase the accuracy of their clinical data and improve care. Increased document accuracy not only reduces error and improves patient safety, but it also increases overall operational efficiency, as accurate documents proceed through quality assurance (QA) to billing seamlessly.

According to a recent survey, three-fourths of home health industry thought leaders agreed that mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are the best tools for improving business and delivering superior overall care.1 Additionally, clinicians report that mobile devices account for upwards of 40 percent of their digital time at work.2 Kinnser Link meets the growing demand for integrated mobile care technologies and extends reliable access to the skilled clinicians who care for patients in a variety of locations, including rural areas or areas with unstable Internet connections.

Data within Kinnser Link is fully encrypted, so protected health information is never at risk, even if the device is lost or stolen.

"The home health industry is rapidly changing, and a new wave of mobile technology is ushering in an improved era of patient care by helping clinicians work faster and smarter," said Chris Hester, president and founder of Kinnser Software. "Kinnser Link is a critical tool for the on-the-go home health workforce. Now, online or offline, every clinician can have access to crucial data at the touch of a finger, all while ensuring the utmost regulatory compliance and data security."

Using any Internet-enabled tablet, clinicians load the documents they are scheduled to use that day -- through their Kinnser Hotbox™ -- into the HIPAA-compliant Kinnser Link app. These documents can then be accessed with no Internet access required. Later, when Web access is regained, the previously saved documents can be selected and sent at the touch of a button to the agency's online Kinnser Electronic Medical Record -- Kinnser Agency Manager™.

Key benefits of the new Kinnser Link mobile app include:

  • Complete clinical notes without Web access: No more Web connectivity issues. Clinicians can access and complete clinical notes at the point of care even without Internet access or a cellular signal.

  • Improve accuracy and patient safety: Documentation completed at point of care is more accurate. More accurate notes reduce errors and improve patient safety.

  • Reduce back office costs: Because Kinnser Link securely connects to the Kinnser Agency Manager electronic medical record, clinical notes are submitted to QA more quickly. And because those notes are more accurate, they proceed through QA to billing more efficiently, reducing staff overtime and cutting costs. Agencies using Kinnser Link can become highly efficient paperless offices if they choose to.

  • Device agnostic: Compatible with iPad and Android tablets, Kinnser Link fits the flexible technology needs of any agency.

  • Patient Security Top of Mind: While working offline, Kinnser Link makes it easy to keep patient information confidential. Once the data is uploaded to Kinnser Agency Manager, the information is automatically wiped from the device.

"Kinnser Link™ allows me to input my notes and then push them online when I get back to the agency. It's easy to use and saves me valuable time," said Julia Machart, LVN, Advanced Home Health Services.

Current Kinnser customers can download Kinnser Link today in the Google Play store here and the iTunes store here.

About Kinnser Software
More than a decade strong, Kinnser Software, Inc. provides web-based solutions that deliver clinical and business results for the home health, hospice and private duty industries. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Kinnser Software serves more than 2,700 home health agencies, therapy companies, hospices, and private duty care providers nationwide. Kinnser helps thousands of clinicians and other staff in post-acute healthcare to manage scheduling, billing, electronic visit verification, day-to-day operations, and patient referrals. To learn more about Kinnser Software visit kinnser.com.

1 Source: Kinnser Software Home Health Industry Leader Poll, 2014 http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/harnessing-big-data-disruptive-technologies-key-success-home-health-industry-1977727.htm

2 Source: Epocrates 2013 Mobile Trends Report http://www.epocrates.com/oldsite/statistics/2013%20Epocrates%20Mobile%20Trends%20Report_FINAL.pdf

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