Institutional Pharmacy Co. Increases Medication Safety, Financial Savings for Users with On-Demand Web Solution for Long-Term Care Facilities
BALTIMORE, May 3, 2011-Today, Remedi SeniorCare®, which is among the nation’s largest independent institutional pharmacies, launched its new electronic order entry software product, a highly sought after capability for long-term care (LTC) facility operators. Remedi’s Electronic Order Entry (eOE) is part of a comprehensive suite of online software tools within My Remedi®, an easy-to-use web-based portal. The portal features an array of information and administrative tools for customers that utilizes cloud computing and is available 24/7/365 via the web.
My Remedi allows LTC facility operators to access vital information as soon as it’s needed. With the advanced eOE software, customers can now satisfy e-prescription directives, which will increase medication safety and eliminate the time-consuming monthly turnover, saving long-term care facilities an average of 35 nurse hours per month*. Designed to simplify customers’ medication processes while gaining insight based on the most up-to-date information, My Remedi streamlines medication ordering, automating formulary management and gives users access to real-time data. It can help lower an organization’s drug costs, while improving their efficiency and decision-making.
More than half of patients hospitalized for medication-related injuries are seniors, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. My Remedi’s eOE for long-term care facilities includes:
- Step-by-step guidance and automatic clinical alerts and warnings about potential allergies and interactions
- Integrated information about therapeutic alternatives
“The introduction of eOE reinforces our commitment to our customers’ success and positions Remedi as an innovator and leader in the long-term care industry,” said Remedi SeniorCare’s chief executive officer Michael Bronfein. “The My Remedi solution is a proprietary strategic tool set for our customers. It saves time, money and frustration-but most importantly, it will help facilities increase patient safety by ensuring medication order accuracy by eliminating illegible or incomplete medication orders.”
Another integral tool is My Remedi’s Automatic Therapeutic Interchange (ATI), which incorporates the details of each resident’s formulary, and automatically switches medication orders to the most clinically appropriate, lowest-cost drugs in the same therapeutic class. To help LTC facilitiescontrol costs and maximize savings, My Remedi’s Drug Utilization Dashboard reveals easily accessible data, reporting capabilities and advanced tools to lower drug spending.
The addition of eOE to the My Remedi suite of online tools is in concert with Paxit, Remedi’s proprietary med pass system, which provides a comprehensive solution that promotes resident safety, medication accuracy and more informed decision making by its customers.
About Remedi SeniorCare
Remedi SeniorCare, a leading long-term care pharmacy, transforms the way long-term care organizations manage and deliver medications for their residents. Remedi SeniorCare brings a unique understanding of the needs of long-term care nurses and administrators. The company provides reliable and accurate pharmacy delivery, innovative technology, deep expertise and high-touch service to guide facilities through the complex landscape of pharmaceutical care. Currently serving eight states and more than 22,000 residents, Remedi SeniorCare helps long-term care facilities achieve outstanding care, medication safety, operational efficiencies and Healthier ResultsÔ. For more information, please visit www.RemediRX.com.
*Per 100-bed facility