Home Health Nurses Gain Powerful New On-the-Go Digital Skills Companion

MedBridge has launched a new innovative digital clinical procedure manual that leverages smart search functionality to surface just the right procedures at the right time.

Seattle, WA – February 21, 2024 – Before performing challenging or complex skills, home health nurses often need to review proper procedure guidelines at the point of care. But for many nurses, the guidance they need is either buried in a cumbersome physical manual, hard to access on a company intranet, or simply insufficient or outdated. As a result, nurses often resort to anxiously searching for skill instructions on Google and YouTube—a broken process that is only adding to the ongoing burnout crisis in home health. That’s why today, MedBridge has launched the only clinical procedure manual of its kind—a tablet-first point-of-care solution that allows nurses to learn a new skill or get a quick refresher from anywhere—even a patient’s driveway.

MedBridge, a pioneer in digital health solutions for clinicians and organizations across the care continuum, has released its innovative MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual to better serve home health agencies at a time of rapid change. Skyrocketing demand and the imperative to excel under HHVBP have put new pressure on the home health industry to improve clinical competence and break the staff turnover cycle. Agencies must ensure that busy clinicians have convenient access to the refresher training and critical procedures they need to confidently deliver the highest quality care under even the most challenging circumstances.

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual provides trustworthy just-in-time training by combining fast and easy search functionality with a growing library of over 200 evidence-based home health-specific procedures in both video and article format, all created and approved by an expert nursing panel.

“During this time of rapid change for home health agencies and rising workloads for nurses and clinicians, we’re proud to be the first provider to offer a single comprehensive solution that delivers accredited and certified step-by-step instructions, video tutorials, and best practices for a wide range of critical clinical procedures, accessible exactly when and where clinicians need it,” said Sarah Jacob, Chief Product Officer at MedBridge.

Nurses using the Clinical Procedure Manual are reporting that it’s easy to navigate and helps them perform their jobs better. “We had a procedure manual in the office, but I’m out in the field, so having a procedure manual online at my fingertips allows me to take more control—and it’s super user friendly. I really like being able to quickly search and pull up the different aspects of a procedure on my phone,” said a clinician with AngMar Medical Holdings.

The new Clinical Procedure Manual is a core element of In-Home Essentials, MedBridge’s comprehensive ecosystem for home health agencies, which includes other leading-edge tools such as the Skills & Competency Manager, providing agencies with everything they need to manage and support nurses and clinicians throughout their career journeys. Six out of the top ten home health agencies rely on MedBridge to train and onboard their nurses and clinicians, and the results are significant: Agencies have shortened training time by seven days, lowered onboarding costs by 11.5 percent, and reduced OASIS M-item errors by 28 percent.

“As part of our commitment to helping home health agencies solve their toughest problems, In-Home Essentials is designed to help agencies boost clinical capacity, maximize reimbursement, and improve retention with superior ongoing training and mentorship,” said Joseph Brence, Head of Clinical Strategy at MedBridge.

MedBridge brings 12 years of experience developing award-winning training, has been recognized as an approved education provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and is verified by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), the most experienced home care accreditation program nationwide.