Person Centred Software, provider of the Mobile Care Monitoring system, which allows staff to digitally plan, record and monitor the care of residents in real-time, has joined forces with Best Health Solutions, whose cloud-based BESTmed software is the leader in digital medication management in Australia, to integrate their systems. Ultimately, the partnership will maximise time-saving within aged care facilities through the automation of admin tasks.
Discussions to integrate the two products to help the care sector in Australia began almost two years ago, with the new best-in-breed partnership now paying dividends for staff and residents at Lifeview.
Providing high-quality, personalised care and wellness across its homes in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs of Chelsea, Cranbourne, Emerald and Wheelers Hill, Lifeview is now seeing its staff spend more time interacting with residents where previously they would have been having to physically draft medical notes. As well as freeing up time for staff and putting the emphasis back on care, by using the integrated products, Lifeview has also minimised the risk of error and significantly improved efficiency by having resident records stored in one place.
The integration works by allowing staff to record the delivery of medication through BESTmed, which in turn is automatically stored in Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system, taking away the need to enter data twice.
Tammy Sherwood, CEO of Person Centred Software Australia, said: “The team at Lifeview really are reaping the rewards of the integration and it’s fantastic to see. The whole idea was to create a solution where people in care environments can maximise efficiency, thus freeing up valuable time to spend with residents. We hope that, as other aged care facilities across Australia recognise the benefits, we’ll start to see more and more time saving improvements throughout the sector.”
Nass Hijazi, CEO of Best Health Solutions, said: “This best-in-breed solution allows the two systems to communicate with each other, making monitoring and recording a swift, streamlined process. The integration offers the best outcome for both staff and residents in aged care facilities, saving time for true person-centred care – aligning with our philosophies.”
Dmitry Shibanov, Executive Manager of Innovation & Development at Lifeview, said: “This new process makes it so much easier for our staff to record data. For instance, you can take pictures on the software and the system will create all the notes for you. It now takes just 30 seconds to complete workflow for one resident, whereas before staff would have to go away and physically type into the system. Now you just need to choose the relevant icon and the system will complete it for you. I can’t recommend these products enough, it’s a complete game changer for our industry.”
To find out more about Best Health Solutions, visit www.besthealthsolutions.com.au/solutions/bestmed-system.html.