Integrating eMAR at LTC and Health Care Facilities
The principals of LTCAdministrator.com understand the challenges of health care compliance, and we are committed to working with our growing network of health care and long term care professionals to meet the constantly evolving regulations and improve quality of care in the facilities. eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Record) is a point-of-care process utilizing bar code reading technology to monitor the bedside administration of medications. The eMAR relays drug dosage data to the pharmacy, which is then connected to nursing stations. eMar speeds up the prescribing process for patients and physicians. It also complies with federal regulations developed as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. U.S. laws mandate that all health care facilities and doctors’ offices move from paper medical records to electronic medical records (EMR). By doing so, federal, state, local and private agencies can qualify for and receive incentive payments over a period of time as outlined in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
QuickMAR is a powerful yet simple to use eMAR which streamlines the medication management process. QuickMAR assures that the right patient is receiving the right drug and the right dose at the right time by the right route. In addition to medications, QuickMAR can track many other scheduled task for facilities including labs, treatments, and vitals.
QuickMAR was originally developed in 2003 as an internal application in assisted living facilities to simplify the medication management and administration process. As it proved to dramatically improve accuracy and efficiency of the med pass process, it was finally launched as a commercial product in 2007. Today, QuickMAR customers report a 30-50% improvement in efficiency and greater accuracy in med passes, and better record keeping, resulting in better state surveys. QuickMAR’s electronic MAR is a significant improvement over conventional paper-based systems. Visit www.quickmar.com to learn how you can reduce or eliminate med errors, shorten your med passes by 30%, improve your survey results and enhance the quality of care to your residents.