Care software companies team up to reduce medicine errors

LONDON: Two care companies have come together in a bid to reduce medicine-related errors, building a hub of digital solutions for health and social providers.

App-based care management platform Nourish Care has integrated with healthcare software and medication management company VCare Systems, connecting care homes and pharmacies.

The system has been designed to reduce medicine-related errors by alerting care teams to potential missed medications.

Nourish and VCare aim to connect healthcare systems and stakeholders through the power of integrated software.

In August 2022, Nourish introduced VCare to its suite of eMAR partners.

This collaboration will enable mutual VCare and Nourish customers to share information between the platforms, surfacing key medication information alongside daily care records to drive better care outcomes.

By integrating the two systems, all medication administered will appear on the daily timeline and within the Care Plan. What’s more, the integration provides first-response teams with contextual medication information readily available via the Nourish Emergency Information Pack.

Chief operating officer and founder of VCare Systems, Saurabh Shah, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be integrating our system with the Nourish digital care management software, which will bring great value to our clients.

“We’re excited to give more organisations the ability to visualise a full picture of a resident’s health in a single place. We see first-hand the issues in wider healthcare caused by a lack of interoperability between systems and this partnership is a pivotal step in breaking down those barriers.”

Nourish head of propositions and partnerships, Steve Lawrence, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with VCare, this partnership will give Nourish customers further autonomy over their eMAR management.

“By surfacing timely and insightful medication information alongside daily care records, we are empowering care teams to deliver truly person-centred care.

“Nourish integrations are always carefully designed to reduce administrative burden and improve care outcomes. We are delighted to offer the positive benefits this integration brings to our customers and the people they support.”

Deputy manager at Carebase, Anita Radecka, said: “The junior care team can see what medications have been given or refused on the timeline which is very useful when evaluating daily care needs.

“Surfacing key medication information which is used at the point of care certainly paints a bigger picture!”

Nourish works with more than 2,300 care services in the UK and overseas within residential homes, nursing homes, learning disability services, mental health services and other care settings.