Person Centred Software charts new course with Atlas
Digital care planning provider Person Centred Software has acquired electronic medication management specialist Atlas eMAR.
Atlas eMAR’s technology digitally links care homes with both GP prescribing systems and supplying pharmacies. The acquisition marks what Person Centred Software calls ‘a significant turning point in the delivery of care between health and social care services.’
The two providers have already been working in partnership for the past five years. Atlas, widely recognised as the industry’s leading eMAR (electronic Medication Administration Records) system, operates in 165 pharmacies and over 700 care homes across England, Wales, and Scotland. The acquisition will enable the 3,000+ care home users of Person Centred Software’s Digital Care System to benefit from Atlas’ expertise in medication management.
While both Atlas and Person Centred Software will continue their partnerships with other digital care planning systems and eMAR systems respectively, users of both products will experience an ‘enhanced level of integration’ – something very much in step with the government’s policy of furthering the digital integration of health and social care.
Jonathan Papworth, founder of Person Centred Software, said: “I have been impressed with the proven capabilities built into Atlas, alongside the unique level of integration across GPs and pharmacies. Atlas is joining our family of social care products to provide best-in-class clinical software for our global customers, from digital care records to medication management and beyond. This will provide our joint customers with the opportunity to have full interoperability across our products, as well as the most comprehensive and capable integration with healthcare systems.”
Tariq Muhammad, founder of Atlas, commented: “Many years ago, my team and I set out to solve the challenges that care homes faced with managing medicines. This journey saw us create the UK’s first eMAR system and gave rise to Atlas, which has contributed to outstanding efficiencies and medication safety in care homes. I have long admired the ethos of Jonathan and the team at Person Centred Software as they share the same conviction to improve care and quality in social care. I am very proud to see Atlas continue its journey from this point onwards as part of the Person Centred Software family, where I know the combination of two great products will deliver game-changing services to the care sector.”