PainChek® partner with Ward Medication Management for the national roll-out of pain assessment software in residential aged care

PainChek® is partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek® technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market.

Ward MM already has a team of expert Clinical Pharmacists working across residential aged care in Australia. They are currently delivering medication advisory services to reduce medication-related harm within residential aged care.

Clinical teams from PainChek® and Ward Medication Management will team up to deliver training to aged care service providers in the use of the technology as part of the national
PainChek® roll-out.

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“This partnership will help fast track the PainChek® Government-funded program with WardMM providing their skilled resources to support the PainChek® roll out across the more than 2000 aged care homes in Australia” commented Philip Daffas, CEO of PainChek Ltd. “Our joint goal is to deliver the PainChek® solution and pain medication training to the nurses and carers who look after the 100,000 Australian aged care residents with dementia within a one-year timeframe”added Daffas.

Engagement of the residential aged care facilities, marketing of the training program and co-ordination of the sessions will be centralised through PainChek®. Ward MM will deliver up to 350 PainChek residential aged care training sessions and Ward MM will also implement a “train the trainer” program co-ordinated via its 30 clinical pharmacists.

Ward MM CEO, Fiona Rhody-Nicoll commented, “we are thrilled to be partnering with PainChek®to ensure an optimal roll out of this powerful technology nationally. We see great opportunity for the functionality of PainChek® to support clinical teams to make better informed decisions, particularly for those who are unable to articulate their pain. 

The PainChek® technology will allow our own team to translate resident pain-assessment data and insights into actionable medication recommendations for GPs via the Residential Medication Management Review process, delivering a more pro-active and integrated level of care for residents of aged care facilities.”