In this short article, we are going to discuss about what NFC is and it’s importance in Home Care Agencies.
What is NFC?
As described in this Wikipedia article,
Near-Field Communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols for communication between two electronic devices over a distance of 4 cm (11⁄2 in) or less. NFC offers a low-speed connection with simple setup that can be used to bootstrap more-capable wireless connections.
As a Home Care Provider…
As a home care provider, are you asked by Inspectors, Social Services or family members to provide evidence of attending a customers home?
Are you responding to a potential complaint or an issue over your invoicing not matching contracted hours? How do you gather, collect and present the evidence?
Do you keep Signed In and Out time sheets at the customer’s home or do you use Electronic Call Monitoring (ECM), or Near Field Communication (NFC).
What is the importance of NFC in Home Care Agencies?
Many of our client’s are being requested by Commissioning Groups to have technologies like NFC in place at the point of renewal of existing contracts in the UK.
The USA are a few steps ahead, under recent legislation, all home care services paid for by the government needs to have Electronic Visit Verification (or ECM) via Near Field Communication (NFC) and other technologies.
Home care agencies need to prove electronically that each visit was performed as reported.
Some CCG’s are even insisting on reports and per minute billing as government pressure seeks to recover funds paid for calls or visits which are not attended in line with contracted hours.
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At CareSucess, we have ECM, NFC, Intime, Outime, Location, Google maps and Mileage all built into a system packed with advanced features to equip your care provider business for the next round of legislation.
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