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Mobile closed loop e-prescribing and barcode medication administration

Nervecentre e-prescribing provides a safe and efficient closed-loop mobile solution for clinicians. Reducing medication errors and enabling clinical decision support, our EPMA solution improves patient safety and delivers high-quality patient care.


Some of the features of Nervecentre EPMA:

  • Enables closed loop e-prescribing using mobile barcode scanning of patient medication at the point of care
  • Interacts with real-time vital signs and pathology data to show optimum drug chart views and ensures safe delivery of drugs
  • Incorporates dm+d database for fast and precise data input
  • Generates mandatory information for NHS Data sets and audits
  • Features easy to view and prescribe complex protocols and regime dosage instructions
  • Automated decision support with alerts and notifications to pharmacy, infection control etc
  • Includes discharge summaries and TTO process integration
  • Links to BNF guidelines
  • Safety alerts if medications are missed (can be set for specific drugs requiring timed delivery)

Prescribe whilst you are with the patient. The mobile EPMA experience is simple and allows even the most complex medicines to be prescribed on a handheld device, with full validation against allergies and drug-drug interactions.

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Complex protocols can be configured with enhanced clinical decision support; including variable Dose and sliding scale protocols. Bespoke questions can be defined in the protocol, to be presented to the prescriber to ensure safe prescribing and decision support.

Closed Loop

Closed-loop can be challenging when medicine administration requires a PC. With Nervecentre EPMA, GS1 barcodes can be scanned using the built-in camera on a handheld device to enhance the ability to meet closed-loop compliance.

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The full drug history can be viewed on the mobile device, with options for omiting doses or requiring a clinical review.
Medicines can be linked to physiological or pathology results such as BM, INR or BP. These results are trended with the dose and timing information, and can be validated to ensure the parameter has an upto-date value and is within an acceptable range.


Alerts can be configured to be automatically generated based upon certain triggers for specific medicines. This can include alerts to pharmacy for toxic or high cost medicines, alerts to infection control when medicines are prescribed that to treat contagious diseases, or alerts to the nurse if medicine administration becomes overdue for medicines that have tight timing requirements.

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