Mpower Rounding Wins McKnight's 2017 Gold Award for Dignity
Mpower Wins Top Honors at McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards
Prediction tool reduces incontinence in seniors by 71%
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 16, 2017 – Mpower, an Orchestrall division, has received the Gold Award in Dignity at the 2017 McKnight's Excellence in Technology for its incontinence prevention application, Mpower Rounding. The award recognizes the top technology to improve the level of dignity among senior residents in the US.
Mpower Rounding anticipates when senior residents need to use the bathroom and then alerts certified aides when to take residents to the bathroom. By interpreting data provided by aides and forecasting future need, the application has reduced incontinence of participating seniors by 71%. In addition, falls also decreased by 54%, as residents are more likely to fall when trying to reach the bathroom.
“This is where medicine is moving: not waiting to figure out what the needs are, but actually predicting,” says Brandon Jolly, Director of Health Services at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, PA, where Mpower Rounding has been deployed. “Aides are proactively anticipating the needs of the residents, and customer service has improved.”
By predicting accurate care delivery times, Mpower Rounding can reduce not only incontinence and falls, but also wounds, pressure ulcers, and UTIs. As a result, Mpower Rounding’s evidenced-based, personalized technology gives dignity and quality of life back to seniors while improving facility Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measures.
“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award in collaboration with Dunwoody Village," said Jamie Macaulay, VP of Product Strategy at Orchestrall. “With more than half of over 65 year olds suffering with some level of incontinence, and with this population set to double to 100 million in the US alone by 2060, it is more important than ever to use forecasting technology to solve this large and growing challenge.”
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