In today’s digital era, the usage of electronic medical and health records in long-term care facilities is rather limited; but it is a necessity and a key factor to success. Why?
Here are the top 5 reasons why using eMAR (electronic Medication Administration Record) can benefit your Healthcare Facility:
1. The highest standard of medication administration
Medication mistakes are one of the most prevalent errors hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities want to avoid at all costs. eMAR enhances med passing workflow by drastically minimizing the number of labor hours spent on medication distribution and paper-based record keeping as well as the possibility of drug-related mistakes such as improper dosing or incorrect route of administration.
2. Pharmacy Integrations
Direct connection with your pharmacy enhances communication flow and helps to increase the accuracy of each resident’s medication list. Pharmacy delivers medicine orders directly to the Pharmacy module within eMAR so that all resident’s MARs are precise and up-to-date. Discontinued and dispensed orders are accurately communicated; as well as expiring medications are handled in a timely manner.
3. Using Mobile Devices
Caregivers can utilize any portable device to record when the medication is administered to the patient and can add any relevant notes, such as the drug that was not given, refused, and why. This data is automatically inserted into the medication log in real-time. Less emphasis on paperwork and more time spent with the patient improves efficiency and quality.
4. Easy Reporting
Making monthly reports with paper-based MAR sheets is a huge task. To prepare a report, the care home staff must manually go through each and every piece of paper. They can quickly prepare monthly reports with eMAR. Every medication, care task, and vital record is fully documented. More accurate medication records and other patient histories are just one click away. Staff members can create detailed reports that span days, weeks, months, or even years, in addition to monthly reports.
5. Compliance is ensured
Synkwise’s eMAR allows performing the audit of Med Log so that the physicians or nurses can instantly view the late medication passes. Furthermore, we bridge the gap across the spectrum of care since eMAR is integrated with other modules: Dashboard, Health Monitor, Inspection, etc. Every medication, care task, and vital record is fully documented. With this implementation, staff members have a wide range of resident’s information. This leads to enhanced resident safety.
To top it off, eMAR is a valuable tool that greatly reduces the time spent on documentation and the risk of mistakes or delays during the administration process. More accurate medication records and other patient histories are just one click away. Book a demo to explore how eMAR can improve productivity at your Facility.