eMAR with CareMeds Mobile
Electronic Medicines Administration has been common place for residential care providers in America for some time. Due to the way Pharmacy services are delivered, the UK has been slow to adopt eMAR.
Printed MAR charts are currently supplied by pharmacists using their PMR systems, and due to risk associated with transcribing onto electronic systems, care providers have been reluctant to change and have been forced to stay with outdated black and white spreadsheet type charts as generated by Proscript, Nexphase, Pharmacy Manager and a few smaller players.
CareMeds, launched in July 2012 is a game changer. Gone are the old style charts and in comes the use of Colour with time ordered drug rounds, Photo ID of Patient and Medication, in comes Warfarin Charts, in comes Web log-ins for care providers to do drug re-ordering on line.
Whilst this is a huge improvement and adoption has been amazing over such a short period of time, CareMeds is about taking innovative ideas and turning them into world class products and services.
CareMeds Mobile is the latest eMAR creation from the CareMeds team. CareMeds Mobile is an Android application that links directly to the CareMeds MDS dispesning system via the internet and publishes the MAR charts electronically. This eliminates the need for paper and guides the care giver through the drug round for each resident.
There will be no missed medications or lack of evidencing the administration, as it’s all recorded against the user log in and sent back to the CareMeds MDS dispensing system for viewing live on screen.
Whats more CareMeds Mobile feeds back in real-time, should your device fail, you can simply log into CareMeds MDS and print off a live MAR chart and continue the drug round on paper. This is a crucial requirement of the system as we know technology can and does let us down at times.
CareMeds Mobile, the latest eMAR system available for use in Homecare and Carehome settings.