HCS eMAR is an electronic medication administration record solution proven to improve patient safety and drastically reduce the amount of time spent on documentation. Hospitals using HCS eMAR have documented a 33% reduction in medication administration errors and a reduction of 45% in documentation time.
Using HCS eMAR, clinicians can document medication administrations, vital signs, and other observations. Alerts are displayed immediately if clinical actions need to be taken. These can be displayed on the eMAR screen, transmitted via email or pager, recorded in reports, or shown on the integrated Status Board. The Status Board, which is displayed on a monitor at the nursing stations, shows a list of rooms where patients have due or overdue medications, medication response evaluation needs, and/or a need for vital signs to be taken. By allowing nurses to see quickly whether patient actions are needed—without having to log into a computer—the Status Board eases strain and helps eliminate missed administrations and other patient care omissions.
HCS eMAR streamlines medication administration by enabling the scanning unit dose barcode labels and reconciling that information within the patient's medication record. HCS eMAR supports the “Rights of Medication Administration” (Right Patient, Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Route, Right Time, Right Documentation, Right Reason, Right Response), while also saving time for clinicians.
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Will HCS eMAR create alerts for nurses to monitor and document specific vital signs that should be documented when a particular medication is administered (for example, Digoxin and heartrate)?
Yes, HCS eMAR includes a powerful rules engine that allows each hospital to customize alerts to their specific needs. Alerts can be built based on almost any factor, include drug class, individual drug, height, weight, sex, age, etc.
Can HCS eMAR document administrations using barcodes?
Yes, documentation can be completed with a quick scan of a barcode, using the barcode reader of the hospital's choice
Can we implement HCS eMAR with manual electronic documentation only?
Yes, HCS eMAR can be implemented in phases. Documenting medication administrations electronically is often the first phase of an implementation.
Can the Status Board show the room number of a patient that needs a medication administered?
Yes, the powerful rules engine behind the configuration and customization of alerts allows hospitals to determine the conditions that cause a patient's room number to appear on the Status Board. Common things to monitor with the Status Board include medications that are due, medications that are overdue, open clarifications, and responses that should be documented.
Can HCS eMAR charge on administration?
Yes, HCS eMAR can record charges as they occur. This is often a more efficient way of tracking charges than with a cartfill batch method. Additionally, charging on administration is an effective way to track tasks accomplished by specialists such as respiratory therapists or nursing assistants.