Some of the current social challenges facing Disability Service Providers today are:
- Covid19 Pandemic (operational impact, remote working, and overall mental health)
- Chronic Underfunding (affects quality, traditional models becoming unavailable)
- Recruitment and Retention- (employees are overextended)
- Legacy Systems (paper-based systems, not inclusive)
Disability Service Providers are equipped to respond to these issues through the impacts of two primary software features, “Versatility and Mobility”. Combined with the right client-centred management system, they tackle a large percentage of these obstacles delivering a seamless process while fully integrated platforms address the most difficult and complex of tasks.
What do we mean by Versatility?
The importance of versatility can’t be over- stated. Here, ‘versatility’ refers to:
- How care and support are organised and monitored?
- How care and support are delivered?
- Adaptability to environments (it doesn’t matter what your work focus is you need the same level of operational quality)
Versatility is often the key to a provider’s success. Usually because as we all know, no two provider businesses are identical. Even branch offices within the same organisation do things a little differently. So, it just makes sense that the same should apply to the applications that power the way providers work.
Also, instead of dealing with 5 different applications and suppliers wrestling them together, versatility means a user simply has one solution customised with all the necessary features.
Another great thing about having a versatile, highly customisable provider specialised software application, is that you have the option to make it fit across different categories and adapt to many different situations. The importance of versatility increases over time. Processes, workflow, and objectives can easily become and remain stagnant. A software application that is versatile is essential to meet provider demands today and well into the future.
What is mobility?
In this context it means, users can control application delivery based on changing network conditions through software.
- Where care and support are delivered
- There is portability between environments e.g. you might start your day at the service user home and end it in your office.
Increasing engagement and quality of care that streamline provider businesses with client-centred mobile applications is the goal of every disability provider organisation. A system with features, functionalities and a modern technology platform is a “must have” today.
If developed in the right way, shared factors of ‘versatility’ and ‘mobility’ can deliver tangible benefits like:
- Data-driven quality and compliance contributed improvement
- Real-time live monitoring
- Responsive to operational changes
- Improved communication even during COVID-19
- Adaptability to work in different environments
- Cloud releasing people from their desks
Ultimately, both users and the workforce are empowered to spend more time interacting and improving the lives of software users and their families. Technology through ‘Versatility and Mobility’ configured the right way, brings cost efficiencies and lasting improvements even under a restricted budget!
Want to find out more?
Contact iplanit for your obligation free consultation about, your client-centred care management system today and see how it can transform your disability provider business. We are here to help.
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