Drug monitoring is a cumbersome, time consuming (expensive) and somewhat inaccurate process. The challenge set to ESC Software by a GP was to make an IT solution that was easy to use, comprehensive and reliable that would monitor patient testing to improve safety.
The solution to the problem, Neptune, uses simply extracted pre-existing data from EMIS and SystmOne. It cuts through the mass of data, highlighting only the problem areas. Data is transferred into our powerful database, which step-by-step takes the user through an automated process picking up all relevant patients, checking that their appropriate testing has taken place and flagging only the exceptions. What it delivers? It ensures all patients who were issued a monitored/AMBER drug have been correctly tested and are reminded, until all tests have been seen by the GP. This provides additional patient safeguards.
Neptune is user friendly, highly adaptable and was designed with GPs. The Neptune drug monitoring system is a scalable product, any number of drugs can be monitored, for any size practice and the flexibility and decision making remains with the practice. For example, standard testing protocols are applied, yet single patient needs can be tailored.
In 2019: Neptune is successfully running in 100+ practices.