JAC delivers fast, secure signing for drug administration with Imprivata Confirm ID

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JAC has collaborated with Imprivata, the healthcare IT security company, to ensure that Imprivata Confirm ID™ integrates with JAC Medicines Management electronic prescribing system. The comprehensive identity and multifactor authentication platform for healthcare will improve security, auditing and efficiency of medication lifecycle workflows by enabling fast, secure authentication within the EPMA system, including for witness signing for drug administering. The integrated solution allows users to simply tap a proximity card to authenticate within the JAC EPMA system, replacing the manual entry of user name and passwords, which are often complex and can be easily forgotten. Visibility into all user interactions with patient records, hospital financial data, and other sensitive information… Read More

JAC Named as Preferred Bidder for Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) Contract in Scotland

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JAC, one of the world’s leading specialist vendors of medicines management software, has been named as one of just two firms to be awarded ‘preferred bidder’ status for a Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) software contract by NHS Scotland. 22 August 2016 – JAC is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by NHS Scotland to deliver its Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Administration (HEPMA) to Scottish NHS Boards in a framework contract worth £15million. This contract, which is expected to be signed by the end of September, is indicative of Scotland’s commitment to digitise its health services. JAC’s HEPMA system is an integral component of its end-to-end medicines… Read More

Clinical Safety: How IT Systems Can Support Organisational Change to Seven-day Working

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Maureen Little, Clinical Safety & Compliance Manager (CSCM) at JAC, discusses the NHS’s move to seven-day services across the UK, and how IT systems can help deliver on the mandate of improved clinical safety and a consistent service. The publication Everyone Counts: Planning for patients 2013/14 committed the NHS to move towards routine services being available seven days a week. The main driver for this enhanced service model is the considerable evidence that has emerged over the last ten years linking the reduced level of service provided at the weekend to poor outcomes for patients admitted to hospital as an emergency. The view supported by a broad range of public… Read More

Medicines management systems could prove key to delivering on the NHS mandate

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In response to the on-going pressure for more efficient and effective healthcare services, the latest mandate for the NHS includes the implementation of healthcare IT solutions that improve patient care and experience. The mandate – which remains committed to the Five Year Forward View – has six top priorities for the NHS healthcare system, including placing equal importance on the patient experience alongside clinical effectiveness and safety. Cancer support is also a top-of-mind focus and transformation of the support systems in place for people living with or living beyond cancer is underway. What’s more, the NHS is striving to achieve a consistent level of safety and care irrespective of the… Read More

Research: Paediatric dosing errors before and after e‐prescribing

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This study compares the incidence and severity ratings of paediatric dosing errors before and after the implementation of electronic prescribing with basic clinical decision support. Prescribing in children is complex and errors may occur at any stage during prescribing, administration by the nurse or parents or dispensing(1; 2). Dosing errors are thought to be the most common type of medication errors in this patient group. Various strategies and solutions have been used to minimise the incidence. Electronic prescribing (EP) is seen by many as one such solution with high potential for error reduction(3). Aim To compare the incidence and severity ratings of paediatric dosing errors before and after the implementation… Read More

Research: Electronic prescribing, safer prescribing?

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Research: Electronic prescribing, safer prescribing? Friday, 07 November 2008 11:28 Medication error rates in paediatric inpatients range from 0.45 to 6 per 100 orders. Most errors and potential adverse drug events occur at the prescribing stage(1). Electronic prescribing holds great promise for error reduction and improvements in paediatric patient safety. Strategy for change EP was implemented at an acute tertiary care paediatric hospital, to improve patient safety by reducing the incidence of errors and the level of risk associated with paper systems. A multidisciplinary project team was responsible for the implementation of EP, which began in the nephro-urology unit and continued throughout the hospital. Measurement of improvement The incidence and… Read More