Collaboration expands access to electronic transmission of critical resident data and prescription orders through secure interface
Baltimore, MD – April 7, 2014 – Remedi SeniorCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of pharmacy services to the long term care health sector through its patented automated medication dispensing system PAXIT announces the certification of a bi-directional interface through HL7 messaging protocols with Optimus EMR, one of the premier Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors supporting long term care and post-acute care industries facilities within Ohio. This approval expands the opportunity for shared Remedi-Optimus serviced facilities nationwide to leverage the pharmacy interface to heighten efficiency in clinical operations and data integrity.
The Connexit Pharmacy Interface delivers the benefits of a bi-directional interface between a LTC facility and the pharmacy. Facilities implementing an EHR with a pharmacy interface realize enhanced safety, quality and efficiency for critical clinical workflows, including reductions in medication turnaround times, costs related to traditional fax-based operations, and vastly improved medication verification and transparency to resident order management. The interface can provide resource-constrained staff more time to care for their residents, rather than on time-consuming manual processes. “Designing a meaningful exchange of clinical information begins with developing robust IT interfaces that support the shared objective of connecting care and building value into an accountable facility-resident relationship,” says David Lashar, Remedi’s Chief Information Officer.
Two-way communication between the pharmacy and the facility’s EHR vendor establishes a real-time, continuous patient record that ensures that the right medication is delivered to the right resident at the right time. Facilities that use Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and electronic MAR (eMAR) realize a multitude of benefits, including the seamless updating of patient records with order information. Robert Davis, CEO of Optimus EMR, states, “Our customers appreciate and benefit from the automation introduced through the pharmacy interface. The medication ordering process is one of the most labor-intensive activities of the nurses in LTPAC, when done manually and without a real time bi-directional interface.” Mr. Davis further states that the interface “immediately improves the efficiency and accuracy of the medication ordering process.”
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 MyRemedi® web portal and ConnexitTM electronic data interchange further drive business management efficiency and overall cost reduction. Remedi supports more than 30,000 residents across eight states and Washington, D.C. with RapidResponseSM customer service, ensuring prompt access to medication delivery, expertise and comprehensive support. For more information, visitwww.RemediRx.com.
Optimus EMR, Inc. is the long term care industry (LTPAC) leader in providing the most comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR), Point of Care documentation tools, “eCharting”, Electronic Medication and Treatment Administration Records (eMAR/eTAR) and a full function physician module. The addition of the fully integrated billing/financial system (“OBFS”) with all of its features makes the combination the industry leader in automation and sophistication. Optimus EMR v.220.127.116.11 is a fully CCHIT Certified ® 2011 LTPAC with Skilled Nursing Facility.
The Optimus EMR System is a mature and time-tested true EHR Solution that has been fully operational in hundreds of facilities and over 34 states since 2001. For more information, contact Optimus at (888) 242-9080, ext. 214 or visit the web sitewww.optimusemr.com