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EMAR - Electronic Medication Administration Record

Often incorporated in an EHR and used in a nursing home or a hospital, the Electronic Medication Administration Record allows you to schedule the times when a medicine should be given and then track when the medication is given with an automated timestamp. Typically in the paper world, the Medication Administration Record or MAR is a big notebook or 3-ring binder and has no reporting capability and is only as accurate as the human using it. Additionally, an EMAR can be used with bar-coding (the medications and patients are bar-coded.) It addresses the 4 of the 5 “rights” to reduce medication administration problems: right patient, right medicine, right dose, right time.


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