Reasons why adopting an electronic care planning system will help your care setting

Customise care plans according to the needs of those receiving care and document care more accurately

Electronic care plans are essential for delivering high-quality care in health and social care settings. Adopting an electronic care planning system will help improve residents' overall outcomes and provide care teams with a convenient and efficient way to record care notes and access resident care plans whilst on the go. 

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Adopting an electronic care planning system will also:

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Enable a future of integrated care

With the Department of Health and Social Care's new plan and funding to support the digitisation of the social care sector and emphasising the importance of interoperability, most software suppliers will provide an interoperable electronic care planning system that can integrate with a range of other systems – this will improve communication between health and care services.

Decrease costs in the long run

Digitising paper-based processes and increasing productivity reduces the costs incurred by healthcare institutions. Electronic care planning systems will also lower the risk of errors and delays, improving patient safety and decreasing the cost of medical treatments. 

Give a higher level of security and privacy

The risk of data loss or data being tampered with is reduced by eliminating the need for manual updates to paper-based records, ensuring that resident information is kept secure and their privacy is maintained. 

Enable easier handovers between shifts

All care notes and records can be easily accessed, regardless of shift patterns, ensuring health and care teams have all the information they need when caring for residents.

Give care managers a quick overview of what's happening within the home

Ensure that the care home runs smoothly, get instant and full visibility of the care being provided, and pinpoint any necessary changes. 



Improve person-centred care

Health and care professionals can get instant access to a person's information and preferences, including medical records of each resident, a list of what's important to them, a summary of their care plan and wishes for their future care, enabling them to provide responsive and person-centred care. 

Gives carers more time for care

Adopting an electronic care planning system will help provide better care for service users by allowing carers more time to care by reducing onerous administration tasks.

Help to meet regulatory requirements and strengthen compliance

Digitally-enabled care will help your care organisation to meet regulatory requirements as you can plan, manage and monitor care more efficiently, making care plans more person-centred, accessible, legible and accurate. 


Improve hospital experience for residents and speed up the transfer between hospitals and care home settings

Care providers can instantly share information with hospitals and external professionals via theeRedBag (electronic hospital pack) to give people the best quality of care at every stage of their health and social care journey.

Improve the quality and safety of care

Letting carers quickly see which residents need to be taken care of is vital; with electronic care planning systems, care teams can receive warnings when certain tasks aren't completed and alert staff of residents' care needs, helping to prioritise actions and ensure a resident's safety is maintained.

And lots more!

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care planning system and its features