Featuring Marita Huey, PTA
At age 43, Marita Huey decided to go back to school to pursue a career in which she could serve people within the healthcare space. This journey led her to becoming a PTA. Marita has now been with HTS for seven years!
One of Marita’s newest therapy tricks is the use of The Point of Care (POC) functionality provided by Optima. Marita first was drawn to documentation on POC due to its portability. After a couple uses of the system, she began to understand the user-friendly features which made her more efficient. One of Marita’s pain points, however, is that the goal build function does take longer than what she is used to when documenting on COM (the web-based documentation platform utilized via laptop and desktop). She now typically uses narrative vs the build function which is a blessing in disguise since created goals are now more individualized to meet resident needs.
Another time saving feature Marita described as user-friendly is the ability to bring up all past notes when completing a progress report so the skilled interventions data is able to be easily reviewed. Marita has some advice for new POC users, “Get a peer to help you navigate the Chromebook if you are not techy. Also, it’s a good move to keep a copy of the training manual with you the first one or two times you use POC.”
All in all, Marita is glad to have the use of POC as a documentation option. In a building with a total of nine therapists, there is a possibility to have a device with you to document at all times which in her opinion is a “game-changer.”
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