Similar to ambulatory and hospital-based providers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics that perform patient assessments and treatments are required by law to document their encounters. Therefore, it’s paramount an EMTs electronic patient care reporting (EPCR) system is accurate, user friendly, extremely reliable, and well-engineered for the real EMT world. It must be rugged, convenient and efficient at collecting data in a mobile environment, have a bright touch screen with menus and large buttons that are easy to press with gloved-fingers.
iPCR is an Electronic Patient Care Reporting that runs on a Windows tablet or iPad and helps EMTs process patient care reports faster and more accurately. Designed by paramedics for EMTs, iPCR was created to work the way EMTs do, quickly and precisely, allowing them to report vital information while accessing important data. iPCR helps EMTs by:
- Improving the accuracy and legibility of patient documentation
- Speeding up the PCR process
- Customizing the system to your organization’s needs
EMTs are not known for their penmanship and enthusiasm for patient care reports. Perhaps it’s because while every situation is different, the information required mostly remains the same, making paperwork rigorous and time consuming. Add to that, EMTs rarely have down time, so when they do, they don’t want to spend it filling out paperwork. iPCR makes reporting easy and efficient, electronically storing signatures with patient information for streamlined access and accurate documenting. Utilizing a paramedic’s perspective when designing the system, iPCR’s intuitive workflow makes the creation of a report easy and seamless. It provides administrators the tools needed to manage their organizations. More importantly, iPCR is fast, reliable, and secure – and gives you the kind of performance and accuracy that keeps both your patients and your bottom line healthy.
Frequent changes in EMS PCR documentation have become more time consuming and painful for EMT’s and paramedics. And while there are two components to an EPCR – the billing side and the compliance side – there are also many codes and backend situations that change things, making the process stifling. iPCR takes all that out of play.
From the time a tag is started, you are swiping between boxes and screens in the order you would actually handle a call. Streamlined data entry, utilizing drop down menus, and human anatomical displays for medical/trauma patients, iPCR enables speedy entry of valuable data with the touch of a finger. iPCR allows EMTs to enter a patient’s social security number or date of birth in the patient information screen and bring up past records to auto-fill patient information, past history and billing data to save time. iPCR has a single-point entry system that allows you to simply check a box, and the home address information is pulled over from the CAD system. Finally, iPCR enables you to record patient vitals, procedures, drug dosages and current medical history as
fast as you can touch the screen with your finger. More often than not with iPCR, by the time the patient is loaded for transport, all that’s left to do is write the patient care narrative.
iPCR is fully customizable with a wide array of features to suit the needs of any organization. Additionally, iPCR offers integrations for every step in the patient care process. Patient care reports must be complete and accurate, and iPCR ensures the process of creating one will not bog you down in an emergency situation. iPCR can help you get it right, make units available sooner, and ultimately make a difference to those you protect.
In the field, when seconds count and focus on patient needs is critical, EMTs need a resource that makes patient care reporting simple, accurate, and effective. These days, EPCRs have replaced paper forms, with the objective to facilitate a national framework to record accurate, robust and timely pre-hospital patient data. iPCR has shown the potential to improve EMT record availability and legibility for emergency clinicians, as well as to improve quality assurance, outcomes research, and billing for EMT agencies.