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.
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 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.
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.
Graeme Hall, Associate Chief Pharmacist/Chief Pharmacy Information Officer – Leicester’s Hospitals
I have been involved in roll out of a number of EPMA systems in the past, however the experience with Nervecentre go live has been the easiest and most rewarding. The positive comments from a wide range of clinical, nursing and pharmacy staff has been remarkable.”
Gang Xu, Consultant Nephrologist – Leicester’s Hospitals
Using Nervecentre EPMA , I think we’ve managed to change/reduce/improve prescribing more in the last few weeks of the pilot than I can remember since starting as Foundation year doctor!! And there’s lots more stuff to improve/come too.”
Pharmacist, Leicester’s Hospitals
Nervecentre EPMA is working really well. It’s really good having everything together on one system. Plus it’s quick to do a drug history and its also easy to document PODs which we didn’t have before.”
Paul Volkaerts, Nervecentre Founder and CEO
Basic EPMA tools are no longer good enough for acute trusts; they don’t align with the real-world dynamics of the hospital environment, and they can’t flex in response to complex and individual patient needs. Fundamentally, hospitals are being tasked to deliver ‘closed loop medicines administration’. Mobile is the gateway to achieving it. Ultimately, prescribing is itself a complex loop with multiple touchpoints. Nervecentre’s mobile tools help close that loop to ensure hospitals deliver safe, timely high quality care. We’re at the beginning of the end-to-end for e-prescribing. It’s time for the next generation.”
Nervecentre closes the loop on EPMA…
The hospital e-prescribing market is set for its first innovation in almost a decade with the introduction of next generation tools from Nervecentre Software.
Leicester’s Hospitals Go Live…
Leicester’s Hospitals have taken another leap forward in their electronic patient record (EPR) journey by deploying a closed-loop mobile electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system at Leicester General Hospital.
Sherwood Forest joins forces…
Last year Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFH) bid successfully for national funding to support bringing the patient safety benefits of Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) to the organisation.
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