Invatech Health Ltd
Invatech Health specialises in the creation and development of Innovative healthcare solutions. Invatech Health has brought together an expert team of healthcare professionals and developers to solve the problem of medicine management in care homes through proven technology.
Digital technology is now being widely introduced across the NHS and private healthcare sector to transform and enable the optimisation of patient orientated care. It is against this background that Invatech Health has developed a digital medication management solution for care homes called the Proactive Care System (PCS). Invatech’s system is unique in that it links the care home and pharmacy in real time and securely shares resident data. Having one shared medication record for residents enables nurses, carers, and pharmacists to have a complete picture of what is prescribed, dispensed and actually administered and thus an enhanced level of care can be provided.
Independent evaluation by Cardiff University
has further highlighted that the PCS eliminates 21 out of 23 most common paper system driven medicines errors and also enables a 55% reduction in the value of care homes returned medicines to Pharmacies and a 22% reduction in medicines overstocks.
has also shown that a typical care home of circa 40 placements will allocate 350 hours of staff time to medicines management tasks per month such as following up prescription queries, ordering and booking in medicines, dealing with returns and administration to residents. The PCS typically saves 65 hours of staff time per month which can then be redirected towards resident focused activities.
Invatech Health has recently introduced a new analytical tool designed for care home groups, the Beacon Med Score, which assigns individual care homes a single performance score for medicines management by analysing seventeen operational and stock related activities. This allows senior managers the ability to set targets and compare and benchmark performance between services. With three “mouse clicks” senior managers can drill down and identify which home, which activity and which member of staff needs to be supported to make improvements.
Ashleigh at Bethany Care Home in Gwent explains how easy it is to use PCS to help her with the management of residents’ medicines.
The Proactive Care System was the winner of the 2016 Health Services Journal Award
for Improving Care through Technology. It is the only proven system for care homes that significantly enables and empowers care home organisations, managers, nurses, carers and pharmacists to work collaboratively to deliver a high quality, safe and efficient medicines management service for residents.