News Release (Friday, February 12, 2021) – Hendrich II Fall Risk Model® is Now Available in Epic’s App Orchard
The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model® is now available in Epic’s App Orchard. Epic customers who are licensed users of the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model have immediate access. The template can continuously automate and auto populate the fall risk factors and corresponding scores into the nursing assessment form. The benefits are personalized care, improved fall risk accuracy, and documentation redundancy while saving provider time! Each risk score links to customizable, evidence-based care plans with suggested interventions. Expected outcomes include: improved risk screening, promoting safe mobility and healthy aging with a reduction of injurious falls.
Use of the Model is appropriate and effective across the continuum of care as part of ongoing, comprehensive medical and wellness exams. Population health entities and payers can utilize the Model for telehealth, self-monitoring, and virtual visits to proactively predict health status changes. Screening for risk factors can reduce or prevent modifiable complications to promote healthy aging and care of the older adult. The Model helps providers meet reimbursement standards for fall risk screening as required by payers and the federal government.
The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model can be customized for any EHR system. To know more, click here.
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Risk factors linked with individualized care plans
While the model works with any EHR system, this custom build within Epic’s powerful EHR platform is a great benefit for everyone using the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model. The design links the Hendrich fall risk care plans and pathways with interventions based on the assessment. The nurse can develop a care plan by choosing interventions based on the person’s risk factors and condition. As risk factors change, so will the care plan! Ultimately, this means greater ease of use and integrated care plans that will contribute to a higher quality of care and better patient outcomes.
This will improve frequency of fall risk assessments (which change often in acute care,) and eliminates duplication in documentation. This is what “true” injurious fall prevention and safe mobility is all about, signaling a new “ERA” in reducing injurious falls, while also promoting safe mobility!
Environmental precautions become a minimum standard of care in the design for all patients eliminating redundant work by the nurse. Then, specific person-centered interventions can be added based on the individual’s risk factors. This integration is foundational for the Hendrich model.
The risk factors can be generalized across the care continuum as part of a holistic assessment to predict, prevent, and preserve “what matters most to the person.”
The care plans are evidence-based and grounded in the framework of Building Age-Friendly Healthcare Systems and the 4Ms (mobility, medication, mentation, what matters most) with more than 1,000 systems engaged.
For our current licensed users with an Epic platform, feel free to connect with us for more information: [email protected]
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The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model is proven and validated to predict and prevent injurious falls. Click here to learn more about our validation studies.
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