Moorestown, NJ, December 20, 2016 –CareKinesis, the leader in medication risk mitigation and pharmacy services for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and Mediture, a technology provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) used by PACE organizations across the country, announced the official launch of their collaboratively developed custom integration that enables a single electronic record, while accessing CareKinesis’ proprietary Medication Risk Mitigation (MRM) Matrix®, at the point of e- prescribing.
PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps eligible older adults meet their health care needs in the community instead of entering a nursing home or other facility. Since 2011, CareKinesis has focused on optimizing outcomes for PACE through its national medication management and personalized, reminder adherence packaging and pharmacy services. CareKinesis partners with approximately 15-20% of the PACE market nationwide.
“Prospectively identifying medication risk is essential to reducing avoidable adverse drug events, especially in the elderly,” stated CareKinesis Chairman and CEO, Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD. “According to our PACE clients, our MRM Matrix® solution, coupled with our geriatric- certified and trained pharmacists, increases prescribing accuracy, shortens time to effective treatment and reduces total costs. Incorporating prospective Medication Risk Mitigation as a medication safety strategy in the prescriber workflow is a priority for CareKinesis.”
According to Dan Vatland, Mediture CEO and President, “Integrating CareKinesis’ proprietary tools with Mediture’s industry-leading TruChart EHR platform enables a truly unique and enhanced experience for our existing and future mutual PACE clients. Mediture is pleased to enhance the client experience while creating workflow efficiencies that assure data integrity.”
Other features of the integration include back-end medication reconciliation and a newly launched PACE staff collaboration feature that securely offers enhanced, real-time communication within TruChart and between prescribers and CareKinesis clinical staff across the two platforms.
Mediture is America’s largest provider of health care information technology for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations. Software and services from Mediture, including its TruChart LIFE™ Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, empower PACE organizations to track measurable outcomes in defined timeframes for the frail senior population they serve. Mediture’s solutions are uniquely suited to the operations of PACE programs, enabling them to focus on what they do best — care for seniors who wish to live safely at home at a lower cost to society. Mediture is based in Eden Prairie, MN. Visit http://www.mediture.com.