In the aged care industry, providing high-quality care and support for your residents is of utmost importance. To deliver exceptional services, aged care facilities must have a deep understanding of their operations, resident well-being, and compliance with regulatory standards. Custom reports play a vital role in this, offering tailored insights that enable aged care providers to monitor, analyse, and improve their services. In this blog post, we will provide you with VCare’s 5 top tips for creating custom reports so that you can continue to deliver quality care and improve reporting efficiencies.
5 tips for creating custom reports in VCare
- Make sure the information you pull out is in a single list
- Filter information before you generate the report
- Create a custom filter
- Share the custom filter with your co-workers
- When creating pivot tables, incorporate the filter headings in the table
1. Make sure the information you pull out is in a single list
The most useful tip when creating custom reports within VCare is to ensure the information you pull out is in a single list. Not only does this save time filtering through data, but also helps with the display of data when exporting the report into excel. This ensures that their is no confusion when exporting the data and it will help with creating pivot tables that display the required data in a presentable manor.
2. Filter information before you generate the report
So that your rest home generates accurate reports, filters are recommended so that you can present a concise and focused report that directly addresses the key questions or issues at hand. Filtering data ensures the accuracy, relevance, efficiency, data integrity, and customisation of a report enabling your staff to create actionable solutions effectively. Through VCare, there are many different filtering options designed to condense data in a way that is specific to the query the report was designed to answer. Whether this be filtering by village, location, or department, here at VCare we make the reporting process easier for you, your staff, auditing, and keeping up with governance standards.
3. Create a custom filter
Creating custom filters acts as an efficient way to generate reports quickly allowing for results instantly. Through VCare, creating custom filters is easy. By navigating to the area you wish to set up a custom filter, for example assessments, measurements, or events, and then entering the details you wish to filter including location, resident status, or date you can create your own custom filter. This ensures the report is generating tailored content and is especially useful when dealing with large amounts of data.
4. Share the custom filter with your co-workers
Once the custom filter has been created, VCare will prompt you to save the filter. This allows for easy access when generating reports with the same query in the future and the custom filter can be shared with other staff members working in the nursing home.
5. When creating pivot tables, incorporate filter headings in the table
Filter headings included on a pivot table provide clear and organised labels that help staff to interperate the data. This is useful for when nursing homes need to share the report as the filter headings serve as documentation of the specific filters applied. It also prevents staff from misinterperating the data, saving time and creating efficient solutions post examining the data.
By following these 5 tips for creating custom reports in VCare, your nursing home will be sure to experience the benefits in efficient and accurate reporting. If you would like to know how else VCare can help with the running of your nursing home, get in contact with us today!