ATLAS eMAR, a market-leading electronic medicines management system, allows care providers to manage their entire medicine process safely and efficiently.
The system ensures the ‘5 rights of medication administration’ is adhered to:
Designed for ease of use, ATLAS eMAR saves carers time in the following areas:
Atlas's hand-held device, used by staff, shows the medications that should be administered. Simply pick the packet and scan the pharmacy label using the barcode reader. Atlas’s hand-held device runs automatic safety checks (medication, dose, timing, recipient) and flags up any potential issues.
Centralised analytics dashboards
Every transaction related to medication can be logged, along with staff codes, so a full audit trail is available on the centralised dashboard, giving you complete oversight of everything. This information can be used to evidence quality to regulators and carry out internal investigations. In addition, the reports available from the centralised dashboard give care home managers the ability to identify staff training needs and areas of practice that need to be addressed. Senior Management can also be alerted to any care homes falling short of expected standards.
Create reports faster
The group reporting tool, an analytics tool designed especially for care homes, provides a single rating for medicines management. Created for groups that want to compare performance between services, the group reporting tool takes data from Atlas PCS, allowing care homes to identify areas of improvement easily.
Improved stock control
Balancing medicine stock levels is fundamental to good medicines management and plays a key part in the overall quality of service provided to residents in care homes. Atlas helps manage stock levels to avoid overstock whilst ensuring that medications don't run out.
Optimisation of therapy
The reports available from the centralised dashboard help to ensure that residents' therapies are reviewed effectively. For example, the Clinical Medication Report provides a snapshot of the current status of a resident’s medicines management and can be used to prompt effective review.
Atlas helps enforce good practices throughout care homes. Adherence to PRN policies, stock ordering protocols, homely remedies, topical creams and controlled drugs procedures is enforced on the system, which improves compliance, and issues such as missing entries on MAR charts become a thing of the past.
Dispensing processes tailored to your requirements
Pharmacies connected to Person Centred Software’s ATLAS eMAR system follow a strict process for dispensing medication. Each prescription is scanned into an image that can be viewed on the centralised dashboard. Each medication item is barcode-validated to ensure it is correctly dispensed, and every label is issued with a barcode so it can be scanned on Atlas’s hand-held device.
Choose your pharmacy
As the number of pharmacies connected to Person Centred Software’s ATLAS system grows, you will be able to select from an increasing number of pharmacies to supply medications to your care home.
Connecting Care Homes and Pharmacies
The system digitally links care homes to pharmacy dispensing systems which improves the transparency of the process, saving time.
Since using ATLAS eMAR in our care home, CQC have reported that our “medicines have been administered to people in a safe way” and our rating has improved to 'good'.
I am really impressed with the visibility of information and the system has reduced risk of any harm to residents. Our home has scored 'outstanding' with CQC.
When it comes to medicines management, ATLAS eMAR is so clever. Using ATLAS Scorecard helps empower and supervise staff to ensure we are doing the best we can to provide residents safe practice. No other technology has helped achieved this.
ATLAS eMAR has allowed us to reduce the need and reliance of paper MARs which led to poor recording. We have more ability to manage stock levels in our care homes using the ATLAS eMAR interface.