The Australian Digital Health Agency and aged care medication management specialists Webstercare have launched an e-health record initiative to improve the management of medications. The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List consolidates the prescription and non-prescription medicines, such as over-the-counter pain killers, vitamins and herbal remedies, prepared by a pharmacist. The PSML is uploaded to a person’s My Health Record to help aged care and healthcare providers make informed prescribing and treatment decisions and assist in reducing medication errors. Webstercare, which has worked with the ADHA for two years planning and developing the protocols and security requirements for the software, became the first to use the PSML in December. Webstercare managing director Gerard Stevens said the new tool allows pharmacists using Webstercare systems to better communicate the complete list of a consumer’s medicines in a single clinical document. “Aged care homes stand to benefit the most, as the medication records in […]