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Technology company shines spotlight on MAR sheet worries

Technology company Electronic Mar (emar) is hosting a webinar which aims to help care providers to support and empower their staff in administering and reporting on MAR sheets.

The online session will address the key challenges surrounding MAR sheets and will highlight how some of the best care providers in the UK are leading the way in developing best practice around managing the MAR sheet process.

The webinar – ‘How to take the worry out of MAR sheets’ – will also recap on what CQC are looking for during an inspection of MARs; and provide a benchmark on the average times taken to complete MAR sheets.

Electronic Mar Managing Director Chris Gledhill will host the webinar. He said: “During the session we will cover the current rules and emerging best practice surrounding MAR sheets. We want to highlight how outstanding service providers are using technology to manage MAR sheets and to provide some insight in to how to improve accuracy and operational efficiency. We’ll provide some real life examples of how Electronic Mar protects care providers by ensuring accurate and compliant records are maintained.

“Ultimately we want to support care providers by providing the tools to empower staff and free them up to focus on what they do best – delivering outstanding care to the people who need it most.

“We created the Electronic Mar platform following extensive research in to the challenges faced by professionals managing care homes and providing other forms of care. Our research and conversations showed that the traditional paper-based method of completing Medical Administration Sheets were time consuming to complete, store and report against; and that even experienced staff frequently worried about the potential for error in completing the sheets due to their manual nature and lengthy format. Our product takes the worry out of MAR sheets for staff whilst also delivering operational efficiencies for care managers.”

Please visit for details of how to join the webinar or contact Chris on – – for further information. The webinars are being held on Thursday 18 May at 11am and Tuesday 23 May at 2.30pm.

The technology, produced by software providers Electronic Mar (emar), saves time, reduces error rates, empowers staff, ensures that medicines are re-ordered at the right time, provides alerts for missed doses, provides a fully CQC-compliant methodology for reporting and auditing, and completely removes the need to fill in, sign and store cumbersome paper records.

In developing the product Electronic Mar identified that in the care sector in the UK 1.2 million paper MAR sheets are filled in every day. 15 million hours are spent auditing this paperwork each year and 4.8 million recording errors occur. Each error is estimated to cost the care provider between £170 and £550 – and of course at worst a patient may suffer serious health implications or die.

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