Leecare to launch P5 Finance module with CDC capabilities

Aged care software vendor Leecare Solutions is getting ready to launch a new version of its P5 Finance product that includes capabilities to handle consumer-directed care (CDC) reporting changes due to begin shortly.

Leecare has been trialling the software for over a year with aged care providers as an enterprise-based financial system. It can be paired with Leecare's clinical system, Platinum 5.0, for an integrated solution but the company also offers its modules, including medications management and P5 Exec, its operational management module, as standalone systems.

Leecare Solutions CEO Caroline Lee said P5 Finance is being rolled out across 67 facilities in Victoria as well as in a health fund's five aged care facilities.

It is also set to go live in Singapore, where it is being used along with the rest of the Leecare suite as part of the $S6.5 million Nursing Home IT Enablement Program (NHELP).

P5 Finance, P5 Med medications management and P5 Exec are all due to be turned on this week, following the go live of Platinum 5.0 clinical in March.

Leecare's cloud-based software was chosen last year by Singapore's Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) as the basis of NHELP, which allows aged care facilities to subscribe to the software as a service.

NHELP is also linked to Singapore's National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) and the AIC's integrated referral management system.

Nine aged care facilities committed to participating in the project when it was first launched last year, with the AIC hoping it would be implemented in 36 by 2017.

The AIC and Leecare are partnering with systems integrator T-Systems Singapore, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, on the roll-out, which will also include a payroll solution from Singapore firm AGHRM and a rostering solution from Australian company TimeTarget.

Leecare hosted a delegation from Singapore last year to show how P5 Med, Platinum 5.0 clinical and P5 Exec work in practice for three large Australian aged care providers. Dr Lee said the delegation included four senior personnel from the AIC as well as representatives from three Singapore nursing homes.

“They wanted to get real, on the floor advice about change management strategies, planning for a roll-out, how to overcome staff disinterest initially and ensure leadership prevails,” Dr Lee said.

It included a visit to RSL Lifecare’s seven nursing homes and retirement villages, including a tour of the new Peter Cosgrove House in Narrabeen in NSW. There was also a trip to Harbison Care’s two digitally enhanced sites in Bowral in country NSW, where each resident has an iPad.

The delegation also visited three Barwon Health nursing homes to discuss how Platinum 5.0 has been deployed across the South West Rural Health network over the past seven years, a project which won the national IT in Aged Care (ITAC) awards in 2009.

Posted in Aged Care

Tags: Singapore, Leecare, Caroline Lee, P5 Exec, NHELP

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