Accushield Helps Nursing Homes and Senior Living Comply With Emergency Staff Vaccination Requirements

Accushield Helps Nursing Homes and Senior Living Comply With Emergency Staff Vaccination Requirements

Emergency federal regulations requiring healthcare staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 took effect this month. The emergency regulation, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, requires all non-exempt staff at nursing homes, hospitals, and certain assisted living providers to be vaccinated.

Separately, many states are requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination card or a negative test result before entry to specified healthcare facilities is granted.

Accushield, developer of the leading sign-in and health screening technology system for healthcare environments, provides solutions to help these facilities comply with the new vaccine and testing requirements.

Accushield provides tablet-based kiosks for skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals. The sign-in and health screening kiosks replace antiquated paper logbooks with a streamlined, kiosk-based process for all visitors, staff, third-party caregivers, and residents who enter and exit a facility. The Accushield system facilitates the sign-in process and provides automated health screening for every person who enters a facility. Many facilities have replaced their in-person temperature screeners with the Accushield kiosk.

“The vaccine and test verification feature for nursing homes, senior living communities, and hospitals is a perfect example of one of the real-life problems that the Accushield kiosk solves,” said Allen Barnes, co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our kiosk-based solution seamlessly captures, verifies, and stores vaccine cards for staff, visitors, and third-party healthcare providers. Also, the Accushield kiosk can be used to verify and store a COVID test result.”

In addition to streamlining the collection and verification of COVID vaccination records and test results, Accushield also provides automated reporting tools that enable compliance with government-mandated and internal reporting requirements.

Accushield provides:

  • Mobile app with touch-free QR code sign-in
  • A COVID-19 screening questionnaire
  • Capture & approval of COVID-19 vaccination cards
  • Capture & approval of  COVID-19 test results
  • Capture & approval of medical exemption vaccine forms
  • Signable consent forms
  • Record of guest visiting a resident, staff, or attending an event
  • Health verified name badges

About Accushield

Founded in 2013, Accushield® is the leading developer of sign-in and health screening kiosks for skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, hospitals, and other healthcare-related institutions. The Accushield solution was designed by Executive Directors and Healthcare Administrators to help them know who is in their buildings. The tablet-based kiosk and mobile app facilitate a safer, healthier, and more streamlined sign-in process for visitors, staff, third-party caregivers, and residents in over 5,000 healthcare facilities. With the adoption in November by Foundation Health Partners, a skilled nursing facility in Fairbanks, Alaska, Accushield now manages installations in all 50 states across the United States. To learn more, visit: https://www.accushield.com.