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Integrated Medication Management for
Skilled Nursing

Improve care, operations, and medication safety for skilled nursing residents with automated medication management and electronic prescribing

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IMM icon mobile with checkmark PointClickCare’s Integrated Medication Management (IMM) connects skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to their preferred pharmacies, enabling seamless, real-time electronic exchange of medication orders and resident medication information.

How Does IMM Help Skilled Nursing Care Teams?

  • network icon Improves workflow for facility or pharmacy-initiated orders by automating ordering processes
  • target icon Ensures validated, accurate orders reducing medication errors
  • tablet icon Eliminates paper, fax and follow-up communications
  • clock icon Reduces medication ordering and dispensing delays
  • tablet device with notification icon Supports barcode scanning to verify medication packs
  • Improve Quality of Care Provides real-time resident admissions, clinical and location status
  • Regulations icon Supports federal and state requirements for controlled substance prescribing

Optimize Staff Resources and Ensure Quality and Safety

Increasing acuity and medication needs, with an average of 12 or more medications per resident*, makes it difficult to manage daily regimens, including refills and changing medications.

Outdated manual processes force nursing staff to spend added time on follow up calls to the prescriber or pharmacy to ensure prescription orders, refills, or changes are in progress, with manual hand-offs increasing medication errors and delays.

Automating medication ordering and management and integrating with preferred pharmacy partners helps alleviate staff burden, ensure accuracy, and improve safety. This collaborative connection with the pharmacy not only makes the process smoother, but it saves time by eliminating paper, manual workflow, and resulting errors.

Electronic prescribing also supports regulatory requirements for controlled substances, which means when your state or the federal government requires Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS), you will be ready.

*2021 Internal Data on Medication Use in PointClickCare Senior Care Facilities.

Integrated medication Management users in skilled nursing can expect to:

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Optimize Medication Management Workflow

Eliminate the steps required to obtain a physician’s written order, enter it into the electronic health record (EHR), verify receipt of a faxed order, or call the pharmacy to check on a missing order, allowing caregivers to spend more time on resident care.

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Respond Quickly to Residents’ Changing Needs

In the skilled nursing setting, residents’ health can change rapidly. IMM ensures up-to-date information on each resident by automatically synchronizing records as clinical information evolves, allowing caregivers to better coordinate care.

Improve Quality of Care

Ensure Quality, Safety, and Compliance

Automation means that orders can be filled correctly the first time. Validated electronic ordering ensures that pharmacies gain the proper authority and approvals to dispense, eliminating paper, fax, and errors that stem from multiple touch points.

PointClickCare also offers an EPCS-Certified platform so prescribers can securely transmit controlled substance scripts to any EPCS enabled pharmacy. The ability to track and validate appropriate steps were taken to fill the order streamlines compliance reviews by automatically providing the documentation required.

To learn more about Integrated Medication Management, contact your PointClickCare Account Representative today.