Leecare to go live with finance, meds management in Singapore

Aged care software vendor Leecare Solutions is set to turn on its P5 Med medications management, P5 Exec operational management and P5 Finance modules in the next few weeks at its sites in Singapore, which went live with Leecare's core Platinum 5.0 clinical module in March.

Leecare's full suite of cloud-based software was chosen last year by Singapore's Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) as the basis for the $S6.5 million Nursing Home IT Enablement Program (NHELP), which allows aged care facilities to subscribe to NHELP software as a service.

NHELP is also linked to Singapore's National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) and the AIC's integrated referral management system.

Nine aged care facilities committed to participating in the project when it was first launched last year, with the AIC hoping it will be implemented in 36 by 2017.

The AIC and Leecare are partnering with systems integrator T-Systems Singapore, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, on the roll-out, which will also include a payroll solution from Singapore firm AGHRM and a rostering solution from Australian company TimeTarget.

Leecare hosted a delegation from Singapore last year to show how P5 Med, Platinum 5.0 clinical and P5 Exec work in practice for three large Australian aged care providers.

Leecare CEO Caroline Lee said the delegation included four senior personnel from the AIC as well as representatives from three Singapore nursing homes.

“They wanted to get real, on-the-floor advice about change management strategies, planning for a roll-out, how to overcome staff disinterest initially and to ensure leadership prevails,” Dr Lee said.

The delegation visited RSL Lifecare’s seven nursing homes and retirement villages, including a tour of the new Peter Cosgrove House in Narrabeen in NSW. There was also a trip to Harbison Care’s two digitally enhanced sites in Bowral in rural NSW, where each resident has an iPad.

The delegation also visited three Barwon Health nursing homes to discuss how the organisation has deployed Platinum 5.0 across the network over the past seven years, a project which won the national IT in Aged Care (ITAC) awards in 2009.

Posted in Asia Pacific Health IT

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