This morning, PointClickCare announced a new mobile app dubbed the PointClickCare Companion, designed to help senior living providers track and manage the delivery of their services and medications. It is also aimed at making the billing process easier.
The new tool, which lets caregivers access patient information on an iPhone or iPad, is intended to be integrated with the PointClick Care EHR. The system is also aimed at making the billing process easier by letting care providers capture services that will be billed and schedule billing times.
WHY IT MATTERS
It’s no secret that worldwide the population is aging. According to the US Census, by the year 2030 one in every five U.S. residents will be retirement age.
While life expectancy in the U.S. saw a decline last year, over the last decade the trend is increasing upwards.
More and more companies are coming onto the scene to tackle senior care. PointClickCare is pitching this product as a means to help senior living facilities better manage care and help lighten the burden on provider teams.
This announcement comes a month after the EHR company announced that it acquired post-acute care management company QuickMar. As part of that deal, PointClickCare got QuickMar’s CareSuite Manager, which is made up of an EHR and electronic medication administration record that is targeted at post-acute care centers.
PointClick Care was founded in 2000 and has been growing over the years. In 2017 it raised $85 million in new funding.
ON THE RECORD
“After gathering direct input from senior living communities, as an Apple mobility partner, we’ve harnessed iOS to create a mobile experience that addresses providers’ complex needs while still keeping the simplicity and the user experience in mind,” Travis Palmquist, vice president and general manager of senior living, PointClickCare, said in a statement. “As a result, we believe Companion’s user interface and streamlined workflow capabilities will drive mobile-led business transformation and help to redefine and improve how communities provide resident care.”