LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results

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Case study showcased at the Long Term and Post-Acute Care HIT Summit in Baltimore.

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...to improve resident care and reduce medication errors, senior care facilities are considering new ways for medication management.

Eldermark Software, the innovative leader of senior care software, is selected as a contributor for LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) Medication Management Technologies whitepaper. The whitepaper is a compilation of three case studies designed to help long-term and post-acute care providers understand the benefits of using medication management technologies.

Eldermark’s case study is in partnership with Epiphany Assisted Living, a non-profit housing-with-services provider. The project focused on the implementation of the Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) of its licensed home care program. The goal of the study is to demonstrate a reduction in medication error rates by using eMAR verses a standard MAR system.

The case study results for Epiphany Assisted Living are:

  •     Reduced medication error rate from .072% in 2013 to .011% in 2014
  •     Achieved a more complete EHR for each resident
  •     Reduced month-end reconciliation workflow by 10 hours per nurse
  •     Enhanced regulatory compliance to audit medication administration
  •     Enhanced caregiver accountability with missed medication/treatment reporting
  •     Increased resident/workforce safety
  •     Mitigation of drug diversion through dashboard alerts

“We know the transition from paper-based MAR systems to eMAR isn’t easy,” said Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President of Eldermark. “But to improve resident care and reduce medication errors, senior care facilities are considering new ways for medication management. Our goal is to make the transition and results successful for everyone.”

In addition to CAST whitepaper, Eldermark was also chosen to present its case study at the Long Term and Post-Acute Care HIT Summit in Baltimore on June 23, 2015. The Epiphany Assisted Living case study was the only one to be presented.

About LeadingAge (http://www.leadingage.org/cast)
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is focused on accelerating the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience. As an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging-services organizations, businesses, research universities, and government representatives, CAST works under the auspices of LeadingAge, an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.

About Eldermark Software (http://www.eldermark.com)
Since 1988, Eldermark is the only company that has been building software products designed specifically to meet the needs of the senior care industry. Its fully integrated platform and 24/7 customer care enables customers to focus on providing residents superior care and on improving their living experience.

The company’s seven integrated, modular products include Clinical, Billing, Marketing, Risk Management, EMAR Direct Connect, Point of Care, and Notify. Together, these automate and streamline clinical reporting and billing, facility occupancy management, clinical operations auditing risk mitigation, medication administration documentation, and resident care tracking, as well as nurse call and communications.

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