Electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) checklist
What to expect and how to succeed?


Get an exclusive insight into what more than 40 ePMA key stakeholders - CCIOs, CNIOs, Chief Medical Officers, Lead Pharmacists, ePMA Project Leads - established and concluded at the 2019 OPENeP Community day. The purpose of the event was to encourage ideas on ways to improve the patient journey, and to build collaboration between different trusts so that they can share their experience and knowledge.

Some of these thoughts emerged in discussions after each presentation, and others during the workshops, where the participants brainstormed about the benefits of ePMA, the obstacles it faces, and the expectations surrounding it, and then reported back to other groups.

In the document, you will find:

a) summaries of four exclusive lectures by:

Ann Slee, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer (Medicines) at NHSx.

Dr Gorazd Kalan, former Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at EMRAM 6 Stage University Children's Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Gemma Chappell and Simon Needham, Digital Project Leads at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Duncan Cripps, Lead Pharmacist for e-prescribing system implementation at the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

b) workshop outcomes, where 42 key ePMA stakeholders were asked to think and discuss:
  • What are the vital value-based metrics that you hope to achieve by implementing ePMA?
  • What do you see as the key obstacles in achieving those metrics?
  • What would be the most important values and KPI’s when it comes to the vendor of choice?