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BestMed to launch electronic controlled drug register for aged care facilities

15 February 2023
By Kate McDonald
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Medication management software vendor BestMed is in beta testing for its new secure electronic controlled drug register BESTtrack, which is aimed at replacing traditional paper-based recording methods for residential aged care facilities.

BESTtrack will be available as a standalone system but is also integrated into BestMed’s technology, which gives care teams access to a real-time view of the resident’s medication management plan and progress.

It provides access to BestMed’s transitional electronic national residential medication chart (eNRMC) and allows for instantaneous communication with the prescriber and pharmacy.

BESTtrack promises provide a secure record for RACFs to track restricted S8 and S4D medications and to accurately record and track multiple safes, access real-time reporting and streamline pharmacy supply and ordering. It conforms with state-based legislation.

BestMed is now used by 550 RACFs, the company says, including the Southern Cross Care group, which is implementing BestMed’s electronic administration and ordering system BESTdose and its electronic charting system BESTdoctor,

It is involved in a two-year study led by Macquarie University’s Johanna Westbrook in association with the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council, Southern Cross Care and Bupa Aged Care to provide evidence for how user-friendly IT systems can improve medication management and safety in residential aged care.

BestMed CEO Phil Offer said BESTtrack will be available as an option in the rollout of upcoming releases, either integrated with BestMed or as a standalone product.

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