Rodwell House in Surrey, part of the Graham Care group, has completed its first integration of an electronic medicines management (eMAR) and digital care planning system.
The integration has seen the sharing of Invatech Health’s ATLAS eMAR system with Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring electronic care planning system.
Ernie Graham, Owner of Graham Care, said: “In a care home environment, there is a mass of data and the challenge is to combine the data together to make sense of and predict where errors and risks are. With the integration between our eMAR and electronic care planning providers, Invatech Health and Person Centred Software, we can analyse the combined data well and predict where risks are and amend care plans to keep people well.”
The integration means medication evidenced on Invatech Health’s ATLAS eMAR automatically appears as a care record within Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system.
Person Centred Software said combining the platforms ensured critical information is available when needed and empowered care home staff to understand prescribing and issuing patterns, and ultimately minimising errors, while also strengthening partnerships between care homes, GPs and pharmacies.
Person Centred Software added the integration could also lead to intelligent ways to detect patterns in data that could predict care outcomes and establish early interventions.
Andrew Coles, Head of Product Management at Person Centred Software, added: “Care providers are seeing the benefits of reducing risks using electronic systems. Many are now on a digital journey, whether they started with eMAR or electronic care planning, and we are joining them together to magnify the benefits of both solutions. Our system is a central repository for data and by working with best of breed solutions we enable care homes to use ecosystem of technology to improve outcomes and demonstrate quality of care efficiently to regulatory inspectors.”