HIPAA-compliant Rphone

RCare wants to protect you with RPhone.

Social media is everywhere and while it’s a wonderful way for families and friends to keep in touch, it can also be an extremely dangerous HIPAA liability. But don’t take our word for it. Here are just a few recent McKnight’s headlines that will shock you. These are actual headlines. And they’re scary.

Nursing home employee charged in Snapchat video of showering resident

 

Officials face scrutiny after SNF employee shares photo of deceased resident on Snapchat

 

Nude Snapchat of resident leads to felony charge for SNF employee

What do all these cases have in common? It was staff members using their personal cell phones while working. Why? Because so many pager-based systems don’t provide the communication capabilities that employees need. So, they resort to their personal phones for staff communications which already presents a HIPAA risk. Add to it the temptation of using their cameras and social media and you’ve got a lawsuit waiting to happen.

HIPAA-compliant RCare RPhone nurse call system, not "their phone"All three of these cases all could have been prevented with RCare’s RPhone.

The RCare RPhone is a HIPAA-compliant, secured and locked-down mobile caregiving device. It eliminates the need for personal cell phones.

Investigation launched over Snapchat video taken by SNF worker

Tell your staff to leave their cell phones in their lockers. With the RPhone, your staff will have all the features of a smartphone, except for the ones you don’t want. No photos. No access to the Internet. No social media. No access to protected health data off campus.

What can RPhones do? Receive nurse call alerts. Talk with residents. Claim calls with the “I got it” feature. Receive complete information about the resident who called. Access data over the company’s internal WiFi. Collect information, including which caregiver(s) received the alert, who claimed the alert, which caregiver entered the resident’s room, the duration of the visit, services rendered and the caregiver notes.

The RPhone is better than “their phone.” It is completely encrypted and HIPAA-compliant. It does not allow photos to be taken, does not have access to the Internet or personal social media platforms. It connects to internal campus WiFi, and will not function off campus to protect private data. It is economical and efficient.

RPhones are equipped with NFC readers, allowing responders to check in and out of the point of care as well as immediately document what services they performed for billing and accounting purposes.

The technology you choose for your community could have a big impact on your exposure to privacy risks.

SNF workers allegedly posted videos of residents to Snapchat

Don’t let this happen in your community. Get personal phones out of the work place. RPhone. (Not “their” phone.)

RCare 10th Anniversary

RCare 10th Annivesary“X” is a simple symbol with tremendous power. Depending on how it’s used, it means so many different things. XOXO lets you end your message with hugs and kisses. The X button closes a window on your computer screen. You can use one to cross things out, or to select the right box. It’s the unknown in algebra. You can use one to sign a contract if you can’t write your name. X can “mark the spot” on a map. And X is the Roman numeral meaning 10.

RCare is celebrating its 10th anniversary at LeadingAge, and we’re using X to mark the spot.

If you’re in Indianapolis for the Expo, join our celebration. Come by booth #2418 and get a prize. That’s right. It’s our anniversary, but the gifts are on us. But that’s not all. We’ll also be giving away free RCare medallion necklaces with our X Marks the Spot logo. If we spot you wearing it on the show floor, we’ve got even bigger prizes in store for you: Kindle Fires, Amazon Echoes, Bluetooth speakers, smart mugs, and more!

And we have more reasons to celebrate at booth #2418. We’ll be showcasing our latest and greatest products including our new Pretty Pretty Pendants, our smarter, brand new #RCareMobile phone (HIPAA-Compliant, Secure NurseCall phone), and our new caregiver panel for the RCube.

Pretty Pretty Pendants. Who says pendants have to be ugly? It turns out, they don’t. Personal emergency response systems only work if people wear them. So we made ours pretty. Many people don’t even realize it’s a PERS worn for safety, because it looks like an attractive accessory. But it’s also a reliable call for assistance if needed.

RCare Mobile introduces a brand new phone for our multi-featured, HIPAA-compliant nurse call system. This is a system with two-way communication features that let caregivers know all about the resident who made the call, the reason for the call, and who is responding. It gives you all the powerful smartphone features you need – but none of the security risks.

Find out more about the new CC900 dedicated caregiver panel for the RCube.

And let us get you excited about interoperability! RCare now integrates with Point-Click-Care and Accutech, to give more efficiencies to your staff, greater ease of use, fewer user errors, and maximum information. And check out our integration with GrandCare’s system. Alerts triggered by GrandCare’s activity sensors and health devices can be received on RCare devices.

If you find yourself in Indianapolis for LeadingAge, make sure you come to the RCare Booth #2418 and join the fun..

LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2016
More details about the convention: www.annualmeeting.leadingage.org

RCare is hitting the road to introduce the Pretty Pretty Pendant around the country.  Looking for us? Check out the Environments for Aging Expo and Conference.

Stop by and visit us at booth number 201! The Expo Hall is open Sunday, April 10: 4:30pm – 7:30pm; Monday, April 11: 11:00am – 4:00pm; and Tuesday, April 12: 8:00am – 11:00am.Want to arrange a demo? Contact us at info@rcareinc.com.

Stop by and visit us at booth number 201! The Expo Hall is open Sunday, April 10: 4:30pm – 7:30pm; Monday, April 11: 11:00am – 4:00pm; and Tuesday, April 12: 8:00am – 11:00am. Want to arrange a demo? Contact us at info@rcareinc.com.

 

About Environments for Aging

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The Environments for Aging Expo & Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments for our aging population. During this comprehensive three-day learning experience, attendees network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in senior-friendly design for long-term and residential care settings.

Location:
Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX
Dates: April 9-12, 2016
Time: Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 9 and conclude at noon on April 12.