For any hospital, timely and accurate access to integrated patient information is the major driver behind digital transformation. But to achieve an integrated paperless dataflow, systems must be interoperable.
Interoperability: the route to digital maturity
In this, given its leadership role in defining industry standard interoperability protocols, JAC is ahead of the curve. The One:MedicinesPlatform is interoperable and with a single shared database, provides an end-to-end electronic environment that gives medicines management customers a well-trodden route to digital maturity.
But that is just the start. To widen the digital data sharing environment further, JAC One:MedicinesPlatform modules easily interface with PAC, EPR and other clinical and administration systems. This is especially attractive to those Trusts, with or without an EPR, who want the most function-rich and the longest proven pharmacy and e-prescribing solution on the market and are simply not prepared to settle for less.
Given that medicines management is a vital component of so many patient care modalities, it is inevitable that data interoperability was a priority at JAC long before recent NHS mandates. It is therefore no surprise to find among its customer base a high degree of digital maturity and numerous GDEs (global digital exemplars) and fast followers.
Of course, given the disparate range of healthcare technology in any given hospital, it is a major achievement to create a shared data environment that is Trust-wide. But JAC goes even further to reach into the community. Patient prescription histories can be shared with GPs and drugs can be ordered or dosages changed remotely by nurses on a home visit. But why stop there? JAC is also a pioneer of region-wide interoperability with networked installations in northern Scotland, Dorset County, the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and in South Africa.
“We believe that continuing to advance and improve how medicines are managed is vital to reducing errors, improving patient outcomes, and ultimately saving lives within the world of healthcare.”