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10 Reasons to go Paperless and Move to a Digital Care Planning System
More care homes are going digital than ever before, replacing paper administration and documentation with digital care planning systems. Here’s the top 10 benefits care homes get from choosing an electronic care planning system over sticking to paper care records and care plans.
1. More time to care
Using paper records, care staff can’t remember all the care interactions they have carried out with residents and they spend time a considerable amount of time writing daily notes and filling in charts and reports at the end of their shift.
Evidencing care on-the-go using a mobile digital care planning system saves three days a month on administration for every member of care staff and gives staff more time to care for residents. Nothing is left undocumented because it’s evidenced in real-time using a system designed for carers. Managers also save time on care plan reviews and safeguarding with dashboards that deliver all the information they need at their fingertips.
2. More control
Paper care plans must be locked away under GDPR, as they contain sensitive information. However, they can still get lost, photocopied and shared without an audit trail, so easily risk falling into the wrong hands.
Digital care plans are secure and accessible. Records can be accessed by multiple people at the same time using an individual login, and traced if a data breach occurs. Managers no longer worry about losing records or struggling to find information as everything is automatically synced to the cloud and can be archived or retrieved with the click of a button.
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