Leecare spins out P5 Exec for accreditation standards Aged care software specialist Leecare Solutions has launched a standalone version of its P5 Exec application, which allows aged care providers to comply with the aged care accreditation standards one and four while retaining their existing clinical software. P5 Exec is an integral part of Leecare’s Platinum 5.0 browser-based clinical, care and lifestyle management application, which also includes the P5 Med medications management system and P5 Finance. Although P5 Exec was developed in 2012 as part of the Platinum 5.0 program, the company has concentrated this year on allowing it to be used as a standalone solution for aged care providers to record and monitor their management, staff, suppliers, quality and safety system requirements. Leecare Solutions’ founder and CEO Caroline Lee said the application includes everything that aged care managers need to have an overview of management and safety requirements, including staff tasks and calendars, messages, reports and education and credentialing. It also includes a comprehensive
maintenance system that includes monitoring of suppliers and assets, as well as a full document library that can be linked to staff messages, as well as forms and report builders that can be tailored to each particular facility’s needs. Dr Lee said P5 Exec was designed to provide a complete corporate governance package.
“We are not there to replace the clinical system, we are there to be an adjunct.” “By covering off standards one and four, which is what clinical systems don’t cover, we effectively complete the whole circle to ensure that as a manager, users can can log in no matter where they are across the country,” Dr Lee said. “They can check each facility for where the particular quality indices are, whether it is a staff incident or it’s a quality improvement complaint or a maintenance issue.” It also means that if an aged care provider is content with its clinical software, it can use P5 Exec to cover the other two accreditation standards. “It means that the gap that
the industry has had is now filled; they’ve got everything now in an IT system,” Dr Lee said. “You don’t have to concern yourself with having this little module on the desktop that does a certain function but doesn’t interface with others. It can be a standalone application and there’s nothing stopping our clients talking to other vendors. We are not there to replace the clinical system, we are there to be an adjunct and fill a really important gap, but in a complete way. “It is not a token document library or a token HR system or a token maintenance system: these are fully fledged, complete components.” With P5 Exec, Dr Lee’s team has built clever internal features so that when a particular document or form is updated, it automatically updates all of the other applications linked, including in the clinical system. For example, the staff incidents and hazards section allows managers to allocate permissions for access and who a message will be sent to. “Staff are contributing and managers don’t have bits of paper from each site being sent to head office, which is where the biggest time saver is.”
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