TerryWhite Chemmart has helped launch an innovative new way of charting medicines in aged care facilities
Touted as “Australia’s first truly paperless medication charting system for aged care,” the initiative is part of a new health partnership.
TerryWhite Chemmart has signed an agreement with Procura Software to roll out the system, called MediMap, across Australia.
MediMap is an electronic prescribing and medication charting tool for aged and community care sector and is the first software of its kind to be granted Federal Government warrants and approvals for electronic prescriptions. The software is already used by 60% of care facilities in New Zealand.
According to TerryWhite Chemmart CEO Anthony White, introducing the system “helps empower our local pharmacies to better collaborate with their allied health network via digital innovation, which can only improve patient health outcomes.
“The software allows pharmacists, doctors and nurses to truly work together for the benefit of the patient,” Mr White says.
MediMap CEO Greg Garratt says the pharmacy group is ideally positioned to help roll out the system because it has a strong focus on the aged care sector.
The first organisation in Australia to implement MediMap across its facilities is Life Care.
Kim Bannon, the Clinical Information Manager at Life Care’s Parkrose Village in Adelaide, says MediMap is the best option to “ensure an efficient and smooth integration with our internal systems and also enhanced communication between medical professionals.”
Following the launch in Adelaide, TerryWhite Chemmart and Procura will work with other facilities around Australia to roll out MediMap.