New LG Tech Update Targets Direct Care Workers

Changing health care legislation has pushed the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the industry, but new technologies are emerging to keep up with the industry’s evolving needs. 

LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG focused on information technology services, has rolled out a new version of its Point of Care Solution (POCS) in order to cater to caregivers in the senior care market. 

POCS version 2.0 bills itself as an integral part of the post-acute care EHR solution by providing one patient/resident record across the post-acute care continuum. In essence, it consolidates patient documentation and caregiver communication into an all-in-one smartphone app.

The new version provides documentation of daily care and activities of daily living (ADLs), advertisements of routine and specialty care needs, vital sign collection, voice communication, secure text messaging, touch screen clinical documentation, nurse or emergency calling and other capabilities. 

With the updates, POCS 2.0 allows for more accurate and cost-effective strategies to documenting patient information at the point of care, says Robert Choi, chief strategy officer of Collain Healthcare, the provider of LG CNS health care solutions.

“I think a lot of this ties back to caregiver efficiency and accuracy,” Choi tells HHCN. “No matter what kind of situation you’re in, whatever setting you’re in, all [care] providers have increased responsibilty to document what they’re doing. And for the sake of data transparency and for cost and revenue opportunities, accuracy of documentation is going to be an opportunity to optimize cost and revenue.”

Written by Emily Study