Medication administration in the long-term care setting represents a complex and often burdensome process. Providers have traditionally employed communication tools such as phone and fax in combination with paper-based record keeping for the ordering, distribution, and monitoring of medication and treatment to residents/patients. With PointClickCare eMAR, many innovative facilities have replaced these time-consuming processes with an easier and safer way to administer medications.
PointClickCare eMAR enables long-term care providers to:
PointClickCare eMAR module centralizes medication information by linking it to other relevant resident/patient data providing a single, accurate, and timely medication record complete with physician orders. Users of PointClickCare can be assigned permissions to view/order resident medications and access historical information enabling greater accessibility while effectively controlling security as required by privacy regulations.
Processes for ordering and distributing medications can be automated and tracked through PointClickCare's eMAR solution within a resident's record. Automated alerts notify front-line care workers of missed or overdue medications, recent changes, or missing medication signatures. Process automation eliminates errors, improving quality of resident care and organizational efficiencies.
PointClickCare provides pre-built integration points with a variety of leading pharmacy systems and adapters for additional pharmacy systems are in PointClickCare's product roadmap. Long-term care staff, with the appropriate permissions, can create orders through the system eliminating errors and accelerating medication delivery times.
PointClickCare's resident clinical dashboard provides long-term care clinical management with a real-time summary view of med passes, medication alerts, physician orders, and other relevant medication information. Management can access this dashboard at any time to gain a holistic picture of medication administration throughout the facility or organization.