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eMAR and the Resident - Ensuring Quality Care / eFAM et le Résident – Assurer des soins de qualité

By Cynthia Hood  |  23 December 2013

resident-care Today’s healthcare facilities are adopting electronic Medication Administration (eMAR) technology to enhance the efficiency of the MED pass and the safety of their Residents. This work flow management system replaces the error-prone and inefficient paper centric MAR process.

 

The eMAR solution was designed with active collaboration together with healthcare facilities and pharmacies. This technology is easy to use, facilitates accuracy in the administration of medication and helps to lessen the probability of human error. eMAR drives efficiencies resulting in superior Resident care.

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eMAR Rules! Increased Efficiency for Administrators

By Cynthia Hood  |  26 November 2013

eMAR rules

One of the most important IT initiatives within a long-term care facility is to implement an electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) program. With the help of eMAR, facilities can eliminate a number of paper centric processes, such as monthly reconciliations related to MARs and printed physician orders. This can lead to a decrease in drug events usually associated with errors in transcription. The prime justification for implementing an eMAR is related to increased productivity through the improvement of work flow for nurses but also, more importantly, resident safety.

Changes in work flow

In a paper centric medication administration environment, nurses generally use a medication cart and a big book of paper MARs to go about their medication pass times.  When they use eMAR, nurses use a thin client computer or a laptop on their carts to record medication administration information.  There are numerous advantages to utilizing an eMAR. They include, but are not limited to:

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