Covid-19 Response - Access to MaPPs System Free Trial Available
Posted on 22nd April 2020 by Lisa Yates
MaPPs - Medince: A Patient Profile Summary - Free Trial Available to Assist During Covid-19 Pandemic
MaPPs is an online system that provides bespoke medicines information for patients (including monographs, pictograms, and short phrases) available for over 6000+ medicines used in the UK. In addition, MaPPs also automatically delivers both MAR and reminder charts which are fully editable. All leaflets are produced as pdf files and can be viewed online, downloaded, sent electronically, printed and uploaded to the clinical system, and contain the subscribing organisations logos so the patients have continuity of advice from the health service supporting them.
Some trusts have found during Covid-19 that giving MaPPs information leaflets together with a reminder or MAR chart very useful where standard dispensing is being issued instead of dossette boxes due to staff reduction or to reduce the risk of airborne contamination from de-blistering and assembly. In addition, as the leaflets can be sent electronically, this has been helpful for healthcare professionals to counsel remotely, including from clean areas to dirty areas of COVID-19 patients or for those self-isolating in the community.
Also, a big issue is where staff are returning from retirement and alternative healthcare professions are being deployed e.g. return to practice pharmacy staff, dentists, retired GP's, etc, they may not be up to date with current medicines. Using MaPPs means patients can be quickly supported for counseling with up to date, high quality yet easy to understand accessible information was written by our specialist pharmacists. The Easy Read leaflets as pictograms and short phrases being invaluable for people with a learning difficulty, and where English is not the first language.
You can have a play with the MaPPs demo system today, please contact us for the link and instructions on how to use the system via: firstname.lastname@example.org
To note, the MaPPs system was a finalist for the Health Service Journal: Improving Care with Technology Award 2017 so it has been validated nationally. We also have a case study of how beneficial the system was in the NHS regarding patient outcomes and the CQUIN framework, please contact us for more details..
Here at Mistura, we are all healthcare professionals, and to support our colleagues during COVID-19, we have made the MAPPs system available free for a 3 month trial period, which is open to all NHS Trusts, CCG's, GPs, and Primary Care Networks. Please let us know if you would like to take up the free offer and we will send you all the relevant information.