Welcome to the MedWiz Revolution
he MedWiz software suite is a revolutionary system that uses an easy-to-use touch-screen interface to manage medication in the Long-Term-Care (LTC) setting from prescribing to administering. This intuitive and powerful solution has been customized to match the common workflows and habits already found in LTC facilities. In other words, we’ve designed it from the ground up with the philosophy that software should adapt to the user and not the other way around.
Built to Support the Entire Prescription Lifecycle
The MedWiz system has been built to streamline the medication process from the initial order by the physician to medication administration by facility staff. There are three basic components to the system: ePrescription, eMAR and the MedWiz ePharm. Each of these components operates independently, but together they make up a complete, cohesive medication-management solution for your facility or pharmacy.
Improved patient safety and operational efficiency through powerful, yet easy-to-use, technology.
MedWiz Technologies was founded in 2005 by pharmacy and long-term care industry leaders with the goal of dramatically improving patient safety and operational efficiency through powerful, yet easy-to-use, technology.
At MedWiz, we begin with the premise that technology should not be difficult to use and that you shouldn’t need weeks of “certification training” to use software that is supposed to help you do the job you already know how to do! With that in mind, we approach problems with the idea that software should act like a good assistant by organizing information based on how the user thinks and works. Furthermore, software should also help the user manage and keep track of more information than he or she normally could, but in an easier way.
Simple ePrescription Designed for the LTC Physician
At MedWiz, we know that one of the elements critical to the successful adoption of any electronic medication system in a long-term-care facility is making it simple and easy for the “in-house” physicians to use. LTC professionals have built our Rx Wizard exclusively for the LTC physician. We know that physicians serving residents of LTC facilities have unique medical and administrative requirements, and the MedWiz Rx Wizard caters to these distinctive practices in an easy, intuitive and enjoyable way.
Write Prescriptions Quickly
The MedWiz Rx Wizard is one of the most technologically advanced Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems available today. Facility physicians can write orders quickly with the touch of a button, but more importantly, they are better informed and more accurate when doing so. Our system uses an order-centric view of medications, matching how a physician naturally orders medications. It is specifically customized to simplify and speed up drug ordering in a long-term-care setting. The system pioneers the concept of the “orderable med” — drug content that enables clinicians to use their most common drug descriptions as stepping stones for completing medication orders in the fewest possible steps.
Resident Information Management
MedWiz keeps track of a lot more than a list of medications. The system keeps a complete patient profile. Physicians can gain access to a patient’s information in real time, so, if something changes, they will know immediately.
Real-Time MAR Information
One of the most important documents an LTC physician needs is the patient MAR. With MedWiz, the infamous (and often erroneous) MAR is a thing of the past. Physicians no longer have to guess whether their patients are being compliant with their medication therapy; finding out is as easy as pressing a button!
Physicians have access to extensive reporting capabilities via our built-in reporting engine. A wealth of information is available, literally, at your fingertips, including drug monographs and other clinical data, that is geared specifically to the patient as well as the clinician. And we know that “canned” reports aren’t always enough, so our system allows for customization, as well.
One Touch Reorders
Creating new orders with the MedWiz Rx Wizard is easy, but you haven’t really seen easy until you’ve reordered or renewed an existing order. All it takes is a single press of a button and your reorder is generated, printed, sent to the pharmacy and stored digitally for future reference.
There are 1.9 million adverse drug events in LTC facilities each year.1 Stay on top of medication management with MedWiz.
The MedWiz system is the smartest choice for eMAR. It is the most powerful solution — with more robust features than anything on the market today. By far, our greatest accomplishment has been building a system that is feature-rich and robust — yet simple to use. We realize that keeping things simple and intuitive while maintaining current workflow habits is essential to success. Our system follows the life cycle of the prescription from the initial physician order to recording the administration at the patient’s bedside and everything in between. Every aspect of medication management is captured and recorded in real time — simultaneously with the event.
Never See a Blank MAR Entry Again!
Passing meds with MedWiz is one of the simplest tasks to perform. The system knows which residents and what meds are due to be given, based on the current time, which meds are scheduled to be given by the nurse or physician and any PRNs available to be given.
Also, with MedWiz, you have the ability to “pre-pour” medications for the upcoming shift to help ensure an efficient and timely med pass. All recording is done along with the pass, so, if a resident takes or refuses a med, it is recorded in real time. No more paper or binders to look through, document and sign. This results in a quicker and more accurate med pass, which means safer and better-quality care.
Resident Information Management
It all begins with a patient or resident admission to the facility. Patient information is entered into the system and is immediately available to all users, including the pharmacy and physician. MedWiz maintains a complete patient profile, which is always available and always up to date.
The Rx Wizard is a progressive order system that builds an order one step at a time through a simple wizard process. This intuitive process is available for physicians to write electronic orders and is easy enough for facility staff to transcribe or record an order to the MAR.
Never Fear a Regulatory Audit!
Because MedWiz is a completely electronic solution managing prescriptions and maintaining records is all done online. No more searching for the most current paper orders through endless stacks or files. All records and orders are stored within the system and are available to print on demand.
The ability to view and print information that the system captures is critical. MedWiz has developed a robust reporting tool that gives its users the power and flexibility they need. Generating reports is done via our built-in state-of-the-art reporting engine that allows the user to print, email and/or save reports, all with the touch of a button.
MedWiz Inventory Control
Many eMAR systems have conveniently left out inventory control from their product offering. Our solution is built with the ability to track inventory and enable the system to request refills and reorders automatically based on predetermined inventory levels for each medication. All this means you will never run out of a medication again!
MedWiz is at the forefront of technological advances in healthcare and in many respects, we are leading the way. We are dedicated to ensuring that our system complies with all laws and regulations of various regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels. We continue to work closely with auditing and regulatory officials state by state to gain requisite approvals and remain compliant.
Electronic Prescribing + Streamlined Processing and Inventory Control = Efficient Pharmacy Operations and Happy Customers
Our ePharm solution brings it all together! ePharm is our fully electronic pharmacy module that is connected in real time with the other components of the MedWiz system. This powerful integration ensures that your pharmacy can provide exceptional care and practically eliminate errors.
You can do all this and actually save money, as well! With the MedWiz system, maintaining medical records, filing paper prescriptions and updating and printing MARs are things of the past.
MedWiz understands that the pharmacy plays an integral role in the care provided at LTC facilities. We further realize that facilities have choices when it comes to choosing their providers. ePharm is a solution that provides its users with a significant advantage in their ability to provide excellent service. The long-term-care pharmacy enjoys substantial saving in the human resources they expend. Additionally, the pharmacy is better able to ensure that the correct and proper treatment is dispensed. Imagine a world in which there were no physician callbacks for verification of illegible handwriting or non-existent drug strengths.