Nursing Home Ratings Drive Electronic Tracking Of Nursing Hours

Since nursing hours spent with patients affects overall ratings for nursing homes, some facilities are inclined to begin keeping electronic records to validate nursing staff hours spent with patients on a daily basis.  The initiative comes from the 2012 Affordable Care Act requiring electronic records for patients.  Now nursing homes are recording nursing hours in addition to patient information and care.

“So right now we have an electronic health record. And that is how the registered nurses can record the amount of time they were with a resident and the service we are providing,” she said. “So then we can go back and look at that to see if the level of care they’re obtaining is accurate based on the number of visits they have.” For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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