Person Centred Software and Invatech Health have announced the successful integration of their applications.
Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM) solution will now work seamlessly with Invatech Health’s ATLAS electronic medicines management system (eMAR), giving care homes greater flexibility and the freedom to work with their preferred pharmacies.
ATLAS eMAR improves the safety, accountability and efficiency of the medication process.
Our aim is to ensure that the technologies and the data within the care home environment are fully accessible and can be shared across all and any platforms
And care homes using Mobile Care Monitoring can now have full visibility of the eMAR within their daily records and care plans.
Combining the platforms ensures critical information is available when needed and empowers care home staff to understand prescribing and issuing patterns, and ultimately minimise errors.
The shared platform also strengthens the partnerships between care homes, GPs and pharmacies, allowing for better integration and collaboration.
Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and chief executive of Person Centred Software, said: “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.
"We really like that Invatech Health develops its own software, unlike some other meds software providers on the market.
“ALTAS eMar delivers an end-to-end workflow, from the receipt of a prescription, through to the delivery of the medication.
“Most importantly, it gives care homes the freedom to choose their pharmacist. The care home is in control and they don’t have to change pharmacist to use electronic meds.”
Tariq Muhammad, Invatech Health chief executive, added: “Care homes must be able to choose the best-in-class tools and systems for every aspect of their business.
Over the years, we have learnt that the best technology is provided by companies who are specialists in a specific aspect of care
“Our aim is to ensure that the technologies and the data within the care home environment are fully accessible and can be shared across all and any platforms.
Ernie Graham, who owns Cornford House near Tunbridge Wells, is one of the first to benefit from this software collaboration.
He said: “Providing care is complex and multi-faceted.
“Over the years, we have learnt that the best technology is provided by companies who are specialists in a specific aspect of care.
“For example, we have a specialist staff rostering system and a different call bell system.
“For medicine management, we chose the ATLAS eMAR, a specialist product from a company run by experts who are pharmacists and doctors.
“More recently we moved to Person Centred Software due its modern mobile hand-held system. It was a big decision to change, but one of the main things was because of its technical and open architecture.
“The Mobile Care Management application uses mobile devices to prompt care and record events. It is very visual, easy to use, and it saves a lot of time.”
He added: “We see a strong case for integration and inter-operability.
We want to work with the ‘best in class’ in each specialism of care and then apply the analytics from each to combine outcomes and mitigate risk, with all the data available in one place
“We have been marketed with ‘one stop solutions’, but don’t want to be limited as to the technology.
“We want to work with real indepth specialists, with the analytics undertaken by each provider.
“And we want to work with the ‘best in class’ in each specialism of care and then apply the analytics from each to combine outcomes and mitigate risk, with all the data available in one place.”