In a bid to support frontline staff during Covid-19 pandemic, Mistura Informatics is offering an online resource, Medicines: A Patient Profile Summary (MaPPs) to provide up-to-date information on medicine to the NHS.
The online resource, being offered for three months free of charge, will reduce pressure on frontline staff and free up time during the Covid-19 crisis, the company has said.
This will also enable staff who have been redeployed to new, unfamiliar roles to have the most up-to-date drug information at their fingertips to share with patients on discharge, the company has said.
MaPPs is currently installed in over 100 organisations, including hospital trusts, pharmacies, and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), with a further 58 brought on board since the service has been made available.
As an online tool that enables remote access to medicines information anytime and anywhere, MaPPs can help facilitate this change in service delivery and accommodate Covid-19 restrictions.
Developed by former NHS pharmacist and company founder Dawn Price, MaPPsis an online resource that provides a simplified300-word patient information summary on over 6,000 medicines available in the UK.
Commenting on the product, Price said: “…MaPPs reduces the time spent explaining medicines to patients, making the hospital discharge service faster and more efficient. Safeguarding patient’s wellbeing is critical during this crisis, andour software will give people the tools to take their medication safely and effectively while they are in social isolation with a clear written record.”