David A. Navazio Announces New QAPI Reporting Features
Now Included in Gentell Fastcare Wound Documentation and Ordering Solution to Help Nursing Homes Meet QAPI Standards
(Bristol, PA January 2015) David A. Navazio, Executive Vice President and Founder of Gentell, Inc. (www.gentell.com), a leading manufacturer of wound and skin care products, recently announced that the Gentell Fastcare wound documentation and ordering solution now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) reporting capabilities to help nursing homes meet QAPI standards.
The Gentell Fastcare System delivers 24-hour wound care expertise to help nursing homes improve recovery rates, reduce their wound ratios, while lowering their overall cost of operation. To access the Fastcare system, the Treatment Nurse captures images or video of a patient’s wound with a Gentell Fastcare tablet. Encrypted images are then sent via wifi or cellular network to secure Fastcare servers that route the data to Gentell Certified Wound Care Specialists. The Fastcare tablet also enables bedside teleconferencing with Gentell experts for special situations.
QAPI , introduced within the past few years, is the newest quality program mandated by the federal government for nursing homes. In order to comply with its strict requirements, nursing homes are required to collect more data on processes and procedures than they have in the past, and they need to focus quality improvement measures on areas where the data reveals the need.
Gentell Fastcare can help nursing homes accomplish this better, faster and more efficiently than traditional Quality Assurance and Assessment (QA&A) procedures. Gentell’s David Navazio explains that Gentell Fastcare is “the only electronic wound documentation system of its kind that analyzes all the wound care data for a facility, and then uses data mining to generate a QAPI report. The report allows a facility to determine where to begin their analysis of the root causes of, for example, an increase in the number of acquired pressure ulcers or skin tears within a particular unit.” Fastcare also gives facilities the ability to compare the numerical data for different periods in time.
Effective QAPI programs are critical to improving the quality of life, and quality of care and services delivered in nursing homes. For more detailed information on QAPI , please visit http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/QAPI/qapidefinition.html .
For more information on Gentell Fastcare , please visit http://www.gentell.com/fastcare .
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About Gentell, Inc.Gentell Inc., headquartered in Bristol, PA, leads the wound care industry in new product development and innovative cost-containment programs for nursing homes, hospitals, and home health agencies. Gentell’s Total Wound Care Solution includes a full array of wound care products, the Fastcare F-314 Compliant Wound Tracking System, the Gentell Wound Reference Guide, and visiting Wound Education Specialists. With the recent acquisition of H&H Products, Gentell also provides comprehensive skin care and skin protection solutions.
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About David A. Navazio
David A. Navazio is the Executive Vice President and founder of Gentell, providers of the Fastcare wound documentation system.
Mr. Navazio is responsible for the operation of Gentell including manufacturing, FDA compliance and product development. He started out with the development of a home medical equipment and respiratory company. Through a series of acquisitions, and a consistently increasing customer base, the company soon became a leader in the industry and was the first company to develop wound healing protocols exclusively for Nursing Homes. These protocols were the preamble of Gentell, and revolutionized wound care by providing education along with treatment options.
In addition, Mr. Navazio worked tirelessly with the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL), and chaired the committee responsible for having the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) recognize advanced wound care products. The result was Congressional changes to the Medicare Coverage Policies (Section 2079) to not only recognize wound care, but also to provide coverage for advanced wound care products. Today, many state health programs have been utilizing the Medicare parameters, and adding coverage for wound care products.
Mr. Navazio is a past president of the Rotary Club of Trenton, NJ, the Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7510, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, West Central New Jersey region.
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