Person Centred Software to enhance its mobile management software with Invatech Health’s medicines management system
Person Centred Software and Invatech Health announce that they have agreed to integrate their applications. Person Centred Software will integrate its Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM) system with Invatech Health’s ATLAS electronic medicines management system (eMAR), giving care homes greater flexibility and the freedom to work with their preferred pharmacies. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
ATLAS eMAR improves the safety, accountability and efficiency of the medication process. 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 director of Person Centred Software says, “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. ATLAS 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 CEO says, “Care homes must be able to choose the best in class tools and systems for every aspect of their business. 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.
“Our partnership with Person Centred Software was a natural choice. Our mobile technologies are very similar, and our visual applications are built on a deep understanding of the technology and the environment in which carers and nurses operate in. Not least, we share the same open and collaborative attitude in our aim to ensure care homes have the greatest choice and flexibility.”
Ernie Graham owns Cornford House near Tunbridge Wells and is one of the first to benefit from this software collaboration.
Ernie says, “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 handheld system. It was a big decision to change but one of the main things was because of their technical and open architecture. The company has considerable expertise which they have transferred through several years of developing the software. The Mobile Care Monitoring application uses mobile devices to prompt care and record events. It is very visual, easy to use and it saves a lot of time.”
Ernie adds, “We see a strong case for integration and inter-operability. 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 in-depth 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.”
Visit Person Centred Software and Invatech Health at the Health Plus Care Show 2019 on 26th and 27th June at Excel, London.
Person Centred Software’s system is designed to integrate with all meds and other systems to ensure a complete ecosystem for care using best in class products. Person Centred Software operates with other eMAR systems including Omnicell, CareMeds and Best Med (in Australia only).
Invatech Health is integrating with other care planning systems to ensure its customers have full choice, with Person Centred Software being the first collaboration.