Silverado Success

By on Sep 8, 2020 in News

Implementing a new EHR system is not a job for one person alone. Especially when you include a medication management solution, complete with pharmacy interfaces. You need a well-coordinated team with the right partners to make sure the rollout is a success.

Case in point: Silverado of Irvine, California. The organization specializes in senior care with an emphasis on memory care assisted living, as well as hospice. Silverado’s philosophy of care pursues “a symbiosis of top-notch clinical care and compassion that recognizes each client, resident or patient’s uniqueness.”

After years of growth on ALMSA eMAR, Silverado was interested in upgrading to further support their nurses. Since they were already a Yardi client, leadership sought a solution that would not only integrate with Yardi Voyager but also provide advanced clinical capabilities for residents across the continuum of care.

Yardi EHR is an electronic health record solution designed for assisted living, independent living, memory care and skilled nursing

 

The Solution: Yardi EHR and Yardi eMAR

Yardi EHR is an electronic health record solution designed for assisted living, independent living, memory care and skilled nursing. The single-vendor solution combines clinical intake processing, resident assessments, care planning, wound treatment, behavior management and more in a browser-based platform optimized for mobile devices.

Yardi eMAR simplifies medication administration through an online solution that interfaces seamlessly with pharmacy partners. Advanced drug database and clinical support functionality also helps expedite order entry and promote compliance.

The Story: Collaborating for Improved Clinical Outcomes

Silverado leadership understood the importance of allocating resources to ensure successful continuity of care, resident safety and compliance. They knew from the start to accomplish these goals would take a collaborative effort. Based on their experience working together, Yardi was selected as the right partner, and a pilot began in early 2018.

“Our pilot went extremely well,” said Beth McCurdy, senior director of clinical informatics at Silverado. Nursing staff learned the workflows in Yardi EHR first. “I think that was instrumental for us. After a few weeks, they start getting comfortable with it, and we could review any questions with them,” said McCurdy.

The Yardi eMAR pharmacy interface team was also crucial to the overall collaborative implementation success. “They walked us through the pharmacy setup process to ensure orders came seamlessly across the interface into Yardi EHR,” said Elaina Rankin, EHR specialist at Silverado.

Silverado soon rolled out EHR and eMAR to the remainder of the company. “We were given one year to get everyone electronic, and we did it,” said McCurdy. “We couldn’t have been successful without the exceptional collaborative effort between Yardi, the pharmacy software providers and our communities.”

Read more about Silverado’s success in the full EHR and eMAR success story. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out their PayScan success story too.