Hummingbird Clinical has both an online/offline Client version as well as a Mobile Device version.
Hummingbird Clinical Client
Hummingbird Clinical Client can be used by ALL disciplines (nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteer coordinators, bereavement coordinators, medical directors and nurse practitioners) to allow for true interdisciplinary care planning and coordination for every patient. Charting at the bedside is easy either online or offline when you don’t have an internet connection.
Hummingbird Clinical Mobile
Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners, and Aides can access Hummingbird Clinical Mobile on mobile devices like tablets (Galaxy, iPad, etc.) and smartphones (iOS or Android) without going through a third party.
Time and Mileage tracking and reporting
Aides can chart and stay compliant with the tasks assigned to them under the nurse’s supervision
Medical Directors / Nurse Practitioners
Medical Directors and Nurse Practitioners can hand chart or dictate, do their F2F, sign or change orders on smartphones or mobile devices.
Flexible and Customizable
Hummingbird comes with mumms best practice dataset gained from over 25 years of hospice experience right out of the box. However, you can customize your own admitting orders, LCDS, comfort packs, required questions and more.
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Hummingbird addresses Medicare's Top 10 Deficiencies CY 2015
Deficiency #1: Supervision of Hospice Aides A registered nurse must make an on-site visit to the patient’s home: No less frequently than every 14 days to assess the quality of care and services provided by the hospice aide and to ensure that services ordered by the hospice interdisciplinary group meet the patient’s needs. The hospice aide does not have to be present during this visit.
Hummingbird requires supervisory documentation on the routine nursing assessment every visit. This information is pulled to a "Supervisory Visit Report". Hummingbird also tracks direct and indirect supervision.
Deficiency #2: Plan of Care All hospice care and services furnished to patients and their families must follow an individualized, written plan of care established by the hospice interdisciplinary group in collaboration with the attending physician (if any), the patient or representative, and the primary caregiver in accordance with the patient’s needs if any of them so desire.
Hummingbird's Care Plans allow for an interdisciplinary, individualized, documented Plan of Care for each patient. Care Plans have measurable outcomes and goals. Hummingbird's unique "Notes" feature ensures that the Care Plan "tells the story" addressing the patient's response to care and progress toward goals. The user is easily able to see the history of collaboration between the IDT team members.
Deficiency #3: Drug Profile A review of all of the patient's prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies and other alternative treatments that could affect drug therapy. This includes, but is not limited to, identification of the following: (i) Effectiveness of drug therapy (ii) Drug side effects (iii) Actual or potential drug interactions (iv) Duplicate drug therapy Drug therapy currently associated with laboratory monitoring.
The IDG/IDT Documentation of the Plan of Care and Comprehensive Assessment Updates reflect the ongoing review of the drug profile and the collaboration between the Pharmacy and the Medical Director.
Deficiency #4: Content of the Plan of Care The hospice must develop an individualized written plan of care for each patient. The plan of care must reflect patient and family goals and interventions based on the problems identified in the initial, comprehensive, and updated comprehensive assessments. The plan of care must include all services necessary for the palliation and management of the terminal illness and related conditions.
The Plan of Care in Hummingbird is individualized. The user can identify goals and interventions specific to the patient/PCG/family/facility/etc. Each problem on the Care Plan is interdisciplinary and interventions reflect team participation. The Plan of Care is incorporated with the IDG/IDT. The "Visit Schedule Care Plan" reflects the scope and frequency of services.
Deficiency #5: Content Plan of Care A detailed statement of the scope and frequency of services necessary to meet specific patient and family needs.
Scope and frequency of services are clearly outlined in the Care Plan Visit Schedule. This is easily monitored with the Visit Variance Report.
Deficiency #6: Timeframe for Completion of the Comprehensive Assessment The hospice interdisciplinary group, in consultation with the individual’s attending physician (if any) must complete the comprehensive assessment no later than 5 calendar days after the election of hospice care in accordance with §418.24.
Email function within the documentation program allows team members to notify each other related to patient admission and potential scheduling.
Deficiency #7: Level of activity. L-Tag: L647 Volunteers must provide day-to-day administrative and/or direct patient care services in an amount that, at a minimum, equals 5% of the total patient care hours of all paid hospice employees and contract staff. The hospice must maintain records on the use of volunteers for patient care and administrative services, including the type of services and time worked.
Hummingbird provides multiple reports that reflect the volunteer activity. These reports can be run per discipline (volunteers) or per individual volunteer.
Deficiency #8: Coordination of Services Ensure that the care and services are provided in accordance with the plan of care.
Multiple reports reflect that services are provided in accordance with the Plan of Care. Visit notes have required assessments as identified in the Plan of Care. IDG/IDT documents assist in tracking the coordination and collaboration of services as well.
Deficiency #9: Review of the Plan of Care The hospice interdisciplinary group (in collaboration with the individual’s attending physician, if any,) must review, revise, and document the individualized plan as frequently as the patient’s condition requires, but no less frequently than every 15 calendar days
Reviewing the Care Plan is demonstrated with the "Notes" section. This is where the worker/user will document progress towards goals, evaluation of interventions and patient's response to care. All Care Plan problems clearly indicate the "last-edited" date, allowing the user to ensure problems are reviewed/revised every 15 days.
Deficiency #10: Hospice Aide Assignments and Duties Hospice aides are assigned to a specific patient by a registered nurse that is a member of the interdisciplinary group. Written patient care instructions for a hospice aide must be prepared by a registered nurse who is responsible for the supervision of a hospice aide as specified under paragraph (h) of this section.
The RN makes the assignment. The CNA MUST document to all tasks assigned and is NOT able to document additional tasks that were not part of the assignment.