Electronic Data Interchange Helps Improve Costs, Labor Savings, Medication Safety and Employee Satisfaction Rates
BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2012-Remedi SeniorCare®, one of the nation’s largest independent long-term care pharmacies, today unveiled another innovative solution for the long-term care industry – Connexit™, an advanced integrated technology solution enabling long-term care facilities to more efficiently and accurately communicate and exchange information with Remedi. This includes complex medication orders, electronic health records (EHR), resident Admission | Discharge | Transfer (ADT) information, and e-prescriptions.
As the first and only LTC pharmacy electronic prescription system approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, Connexit increases medication safety and eliminates time-consuming and costly monthly medical record reconciliation for facility operators. Delivering never-before-seen freedom of choice, customers have the option to work with their preferred EMR vendor, including Remedi’s own proprietary state-of-the-art electronic order entry (eOE) application.*
“We’re very proud to introduce Connexit, another innovative, integrated solution from Remedi, which further solidifies our innovative approach and commitment to our customers’ success,” said Remedi SeniorCare’s President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Bronfein. “Our proprietary system will provide a myriad of benefits to users including significant savings in time and labor. Most notably, it will help facilities increase patient safety by ensuring medication order accuracy. By reducing the number of human-touch steps, we’re able to deliver a faster order turnaround than ever before.”
Following are highlights of the benefits:
Increased Labor and Cost Efficiencies. Connexit ensures complete andcompliant electronic exchange of medication orders. It boasts several key benefits including increased efficiencies and customer satisfaction: no more costly end-of-month medical record reconciliation; elimination of the monthly medical record fee; fewer callbacks from the pharmacy for clarifications, eliminating nursing frustration and more time to focus on residents.
Freedom of Choice in Integration. Remedi is working with the leading electronic medical record system providers to test and certify integration. This permits facilities to choose the system they prefer for electronic medication administration and electronic order entry, including Remedi’s eOE system.
Increased Accuracy & Safety. Connexit requires only one transcription, as orders are received and entered by the clinician, with the need for handwritten and faxed orders being eliminated. Order compliance and accuracy is ensured with intuitive step-by-step guidance to reduce the risk for errors, and important clinical alerts are delivered at the time of order to promote resident safety.
Faster Delivery Speed. Connexit guarantees a faster order turnaround as orders are received by a pharmacist the moment one is placed, significantly expediting the clinical screening process. With immediate expert interaction, treatment delays are significantly reduced and screening issues are identified more quickly. Combined with Remedi’s innovative Paxit medication dispensing system, the real-time communication of resident discharges and order changes virtually eliminates wasteful dispensing of medications.
“Orders are delivered in real-time to Remedi pharmacists where they are reviewed and screened, so the process and delivery is significantly faster, enabling a quicker start of patient treatment and an earlier opportunity to detect and report important clinical screening issues. We believe it’s an important element in the future of medication administration,” Bronfein added.
In early use, Connexit has been shown to significantly improve medication order accuracy while saving up to 80 hours of nursing time each month, leading to improved nursing satisfaction. Facility operators can save an average $3,000 each month*.
*Per 100 beds
About Remedi SeniorCare
Remedi SeniorCare®, a leading-edge pharmacy provider, enables long-term care facilities to deliver better business results and provide exceptional resident-centered care. At the forefront of implementing high-tech advancements for the industry, Remedi redefined medication administration and management with the launch of the Paxit® automated medication dispensing system delivering superior accuracy, efficiency and medication cost reduction. Remedi’s online and electronic tools via My Remedi™ web portal and Connexit™ electronic data interchange further drive business management efficiency and overall cost reduction. Remedi supports nearly 25,000 residents across eight states with RapidResponse℠ customer service, ensuring prompt access to medication delivery, expertise and comprehensive support. For more information, visit www.remedirx.com.