5 ways Dashboards in VCare can help save you time
In any aged care facility, things are constantly changing, managing many residents and their different needs can be difficult and ensuring nothing gets slipped through the cracks is near impossible. There is constant pressure on staff to manage and maintain all information that flows through the system, and with no overview it’s hard to identify areas of concern. Incorporating Dashboards into your care software is an effective solution to gain valuable insights into your facility (or group of facilities) and evaluate the performance. Dashboards provide a complete overview of your facility, showing you valuable data that aids with decision making and providing the best possible care for your residents.
VCare dashboards give you a simple, visual overview of your resident data proving valuable insight for your entire facility. By providing real-time, clickable access to resident information, users of the system can interact and evaluate information, helping them to make smarter, data-driven decisions and gaining insights in seconds.
5 ways Dashboards in VCare can help save you time is through:
- Data Visualisation
- Consistent Information
- Simplied Navigation
- Interactive Interface
- Managing KPIs and identifying trends
A huge reason that dashboards are an important aspect to any aged care software is because they give a visual representation of all of your processed data from your system. Text based reports and unprocessed data can be messy and hard to comprehend, a dashboard provides real time visuals of this data in the form of graphs, images, and simplified text.
Dashboards break down your data into simplified content so you can gain an understanding and make quick decisions based on the information that is being displayed. Access to the dashboards are permission based, meaning staff will only be able to view the information that is appropriate based on their roles and therefore will avoid confusion due to information overload.
In a facility there are many moving parts, from nurses to the managers everyone needs to be on the same page for the facility to run smoothly and effectively. Dashboards provide a place for everyone to see consistent, up-to-date information that can be interpreted in the same way across all areas.
With constant updates to a resident’s care, it’s vital that everyone is aware of changes when they happen. VCare’s clinical Dashboard provides a complete overview of the care within a facility so managers can immediately identify changes or alerts made by their staff. This mutual understanding of what is occurring uplifts the quality of care and provides and overall improved outcome for residents.
When you are managing a facility or group of facilities, there are many different areas of your aged care software you need to get to depending on the task. From the resident’s care plan to their missed appointments and alerts, keeping on top of a whole client record and in most cases, multiple records, can be difficult. Dashboards provide simplified navigation to the different areas of your software.
In VCare, there are many different types of dashboards available each enabling you to delve deeper into different aspects of VCare. There’s no need to continuously go back to the main menu to find something, Dashboards save you time by providing a more direct route and simplifying the process for your staff.
VCare dashboards have an interactive interface that gives you and your staff the ability to gain immediate feedback from the data you have entered. If concerning data is entered, triggers and alerts will appear on screen immediately to ensure nothing gets missed and your staff can react accordingly.
If data is entered incorrectly, staff will be notified immediately to reduce the likelihood of errors in your system.
This interactive interface is crucial in enhancing the care for your residents and giving you peace of mind, you are providing the best possible care and keeping accurate and up to date records for auditing.
Managing KPIs and identifying trends
Being able to see your data in real time in one single place gives users the ability to gain greater understanding of their facilities’ overall performance. Tracking your specific KPIs is simplified when using a Dashboard, there is no longer a need for spreadsheets and hours spent combing through data to pull out individual results. Being able to visualise data in a compact form such as a dashboard also gives you the ability to identify trends specific to your facility.
The advantage of identifying trends and managing KPIs effectively enables your staff to respond to concerns or changes in a timely manner, instilling confidence that the best possible resident care is being carried out. The dashboards also give an accurate view of the areas of good practice within the facility and allows management to identify opportunities for improvement.
VCare Dashboards can be customised to suit your facility’s needs, so you are displayed only then information you need to track your specific KPIs and trends. Dashboards aren’t just designed for care. VCare has Sales specific dashboards so you can manage and control your marketing and sales efforts and therefore make better sales decisions by seeing what areas need to be improved and what’s working well.
Incorporating Dashboards into your software solution and therefore into your day to day activity not only gives you peace of mind that you can track your KPIs effectively and identify trends, but most importantly, you can be sure your residents are receiving the highest level of care that responds quickly to their ever changing needs.