How to claim your grant
^allocated funding as of August 2023. Published December 2023.
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC NATIONAL MEDICATION CHART (eNRMC)?
The Electronic National Residential Medication Chart (eNRMC) is a medication management system that is used to electronically prescribe medicines in residential care facilities, without the need for paper prescriptions.
Improving efficiencies, the use of BESTMED’s eNRMC electronic prescribing systems can help reduce the amount of administrative paperwork and reporting for prescribers, aged care staff, and pharmacists while improving medication safety for residents.
eNRMC GRANT FUNDING - ROUND 2
Round 2 of the Transitional Electronic National Residential Medication Chart (eNRMC) adoption grant opportunity commences on July 3, 2023. Round 2 funding is limited, and like Round 1, is expected to close early, so apply now so your home does not miss out.
Note: This is the final opportunity that for-profit aged care homes located in a metro areas (classified as Tier 3), will have to apply for funding.
The grant funding can be used to cover the cost of medication management software, hardware or infrastructure upgrades required, and change management. The grant provides an opportunity to improve medication management, safety practices and health outcomes for consumers.
GRANT FUNDING ROUNDS
3 July 2023 – 28 March 2024
Tier 1 – $20,000
Not-for-profit or profit-based RACSs in very remote, remote or outer regional locations.
Tier 2 – $15,000
Not-for-profit RACSs in inner regional and major city locations, and profit-based RACSs in inner regional locations.
Tier 3 – $5,000
All eNRMC Trial participant RACSs regardless of location and profit-based RACSs in major city locations.
Please note: If round funding is exhausted, the grant round will be closed and applicants will need to wait for the next round to open.
STEPS TO IMPLEMENT eNRMC
Reflect on your strategic roadmap, clinical governance framework and alignment to the Aged Care Quality Standards to confirm you are ready to move to a fully digital system.
Contact BESTMED and arrange a demonstration with key stakeholders, including senior management, clinical managers and end-users.
Within 12 months of executing your grant agreement, adopt a Transitional eNRMC product, and submit evidence of adoption from your eNRMC provider and a declaration stating all grant funds have been expended on eligible activities.
An eNRMC software product is a type of electronic medication management system that can legally be used to prescribe, supply, and claim Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines. Prescribers can use eNRMC products to legally prescribe medications electronically.
No, separate approval is required for all electronic medication management systems in Western Australia and Tasmania. BESTMED is approved in these states, but not all providers are.
No, BESTMED has the deepest pharmacy integration, removing the need for pharmacy transcribing.
An eNRMC system enables care teams, prescribers, and suppliers to reduce medication errors and gain greater flexibility and coordination in the way services are delivered. The system further supports consumer-centred care and enhances transparency in communication between all those supporting the consumers’ clinical care.
An eNRMC system benefits consumers, care teams, prescribers, and suppliers, by:
• Removing the need for paper-based prescriptions and medication charts.
• Decreasing medication safety risks, such as inconsistencies between prescriber records and paper medication charts.
• Increasing visibility and reporting on consumers’ medications.
• Reducing administrative burden and potentially reducing the number of medications taken by an individual (polypharmacy).
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