Giving patients their medications has become a simpler, safer process with Medi-Map, an internet-based platform that is being adopted by all Masonic Care facilities.

Masonic Court in Palmerston North was the first of the Trust’s care facilities to use Medi-Map. Nurse manager Barbara Mouat says the decision to do so was driven by the desire to minimise the risk of errors.

Instead of a bulky folder of paper charts, the caregiver or nurse now uses a dedicated tablet computer to do a medication round. Tapping a resident’s name on the screen brings up their photo, drug chart, and medications due. Any changes to the resident’s chart can be made off-site by the GP using a shared interface with the facility and the pharmacy