I am incredibly excited about all of the new systems we have been putting in place at Regency Post-Acute Rehabilitation Centers to incorporate evolving technologies into our care and documentation protocols.
Internally, we have devised a set of rules and regulations that determine how data is transmitted in our telecommunications and computer networking.
Externally, we have partnered with software and other companies, all of whom are at the forefront of our industry, to provide robust and real time documentation and reporting across all disciplines.
Of course, all of this is designed to benefit our residents and patients and to enhance their experience with us.
I gotta tell you though, folks are making a big deal about our leading role in all of this (Of course our competitors take their cue from Regency, they always have and always will…. Imitation truly is the best form of flattery.) and that’s great.
Consider, however, the oft-quoted idiom, ‘don’t place the cart before the horse.’
Regency Nursing Centers didn’t become great as a result of technology.
We were great first and have been that way for over 25 years!
Technology simply makes us cutting edge and more efficient!
Think about this quote from Bill Gates:
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”
Then there is one additional point to ponder:
Some of our competitors try to figure out the most efficient ways to perpetuate their (bad) habits.
Of course, this is absurd.
This guy tried to do the same thing by establishing “The Best Worst Way To Sharpen Pencils.”
He even created this video to promote and showcase his ‘brilliant’ efforts.
Hey, perhaps he moonlights for one of the other rehab facilities!