When point of care is anywhere…
With Novus Meds, physicians can rapidly and safely reconcile even the most complex patient medications from the palm of the hand. The mobility feature is unique in the industry and designed for physicians on the go.
Novus Meds simplifies the providers’ experience, while also enhancing patient safety through formal review of medications at all key transition points throughout a patient’s hospitalization—including initial determination of home medications and compliance. Capture external medication lists imported from consolidated clinical document (C-CDA), retail pharmacy, and state, provincial, or Trust drug databases.
When a physician reconciles existing medications or places new orders, the Novus Meds application screens the request using embedded Drug Knowledge Vendor content from Wolters Kluwer and provides alerts to mitigate adverse drug events, even at the point of care. Should an alert register, a “known to me” feature recalls comments entered on previously acknowledged alerts, thereby saving precious time for busy providers. In addition, the solution will trigger relevant alerts based on patient’s age, gender, height, weight, and renal function resulting in the safest medication management regimens for the patient.
Novus Meds supports a single‐click acknowledgement of “continue” or “discontinue” for home, visit and discharge medications. Its unique “Dual‐Search” algorithm encourages the use of hospital formulary while fully supporting non‐formulary medication ordering, when required. Nursing and pharmacy orders (written, verbal and telephone) are supported with “read‐back” verification adhering to regulatory and safety requirements.
Novus Meds’ intuitive user interface allows for effective, easy‐to‐use navigation, and is accessible on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Support Medication Processes throughout the Entire Medication Lifecycle
Safe medication management is essential. To enhance patient safety and provider efficiency while containing costs, Harris Healthcare streamlines the entire medication delivery process, from ordering and dispensing to administration documentation and clinical monitoring.
When it comes to medication administration, we know how important the “Five Rights” are to patient safety: right patient, right dose, right route, right time, and right medication. Our solution incorporates Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) to eliminate guesswork and reduce medication errors.
Additionally, we support many types of pharmacy operations including pharmacies that are 24/7; non 24-7; and/or have satellites with different operational hours. Our pharmacy application includes 1,400 procedures with typical orders and routes defined as well as 4,400 medications ready to be configured to the hospital formulary. Medications that may be given one of multiple routes can be placed as a single order, and drug dose administration and documentation is independent of pharmacy hours of operation.
Our EHR interfaces with numerous pharmacy automation devices including carousels, narcotics cabinets, medication carts and medication packaging systems.
The award-winning DrFirst® Rcopia and Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances Gold (EPCS Gold) products have been integrated into our medication management process, thereby leveraging our partner’s solution as well as their industry and state jurisdictional expertise. A patient’s medication fill history from community pharmacies and from Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) can be imported and used for patient care as well as insurance formulary coverage.