Navigation Links
American Well Selects First DataBank's Drug Data for Use in Online Physician-Patient Care Consultations
Date:12/15/2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- First DataBank, a leading provider of integrated drug databases (http://www.firstdatabank.com/products/) for the healthcare industry, today announced the company's drug data has been integrated into American Well's Online Care system (http://www.americanwell.com/aboutus.html), a secure, Web-based platform that facilitates on-demand, real-time Online and phone consultations with medical professionals any time of day.

Through the integration of First DataBank's National Drug Data File Plus (http://www.firstdatabank.com/?CID=ASHP%20Midyear%202008%20email) into American Well's Online Care system, medical professionals are able to access comprehensive drug information for thousands of prescription drugs including a drug's profile and important safety information such as side effects, drug interactions, official warnings and alerts, and medical conditions associated with a particular drug. In addition, they can file prescriptions electronically through the system. For the first time, the medical professional can consider such information while offering guidance to the patient or suggesting a course of treatment.

"American Well's provision of on-demand, online and telephone care services meets a rapidly growing need of patients and consumers," said Don Nielsen, M.D., President, First DataBank. "A vital component of that online medical consultation is access to reliable and comprehensive drug information to ensure patient safety is protected at all times throughout the care delivery process." I am pleased that American Well has chosen First DataBank as their drug data partner in this important new healthcare service."

American Well (http://www.americanwell.com/) is partnering with health plans to bring a new generation of modern, cost-effective services to the healthcare market. By harnessing the power of consumerism and advancements in communication technology, American Well's Online Care framework allows health plans to dynamically manage care consumption by driving consumer-provider interactions to the member's home, the least expensive of all care settings. American Well and the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii, announced earlier this year an alliance which allows online care services to all residents of the state of Hawaii, -- 1.3 million people.

First DataBank's National Drug Data File Plus is one of the healthcare industry's most widely used sources of up-to-date drug information utilized at the point of care. NDDF Plus helps pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals avoid medication errors, prevent adverse drug events, reduce drug-related expenses and improve the quality of patient care.

"This integrated offering will put drug information at the fingertips of physicians during the actual care encounter," said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chief Executive Officer of American Well, Inc. "This information, together with other tools and the power of live interaction will provide a broader foundation for physicians who are caring for patients using Online Care."

About American Well (http://www.americanwell.com/)

American Well has created a new healthcare marketplace where consumers and physicians can come together online to acquire and provide convenient and immediate healthcare services. Using the latest technologies in Web communications and digital telephony, American Well is committed to supporting health plans in meeting consumer and employer demand for affordable, efficient and immediate access to quality care. For more information, please visit http://www.americanwell.com.

About First DataBank (http://www.firstdatabank.com/)

First DataBank, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, drives patient safety and healthcare quality by providing drug databases that are used within information systems that touch every aspect of healthcare. For 30 years, we have partnered with system developers to integrate and optimize our drug information to improve user workflow and enhance clinical decision making by those entrusted with treating patients at the point-of-need. For more information about First DataBank, call 800-633-3453 or visit http://www.firstdatabank.com.

(C) 2008 First DataBank, Inc. A subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. All trademarks mentioned herein are the properties of their respective owners.


'/>"/>
SOURCE First DataBank
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. American Cancer Society recognizes international tobacco control leaders
2. Discovery Healths NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE Weighs in for a Sixth Season, Urging Americans to Break up With Bad Habits
3. American Pacific Reports Fiscal 2008 Results; Net Income Increases 80%
4. The American Federation for Medical Research Says Daschle Must Cure Clinical Research Crisis if Change Is To Take Hold in U.S. Health Care System
5. Sanofi-aventis Partners with the African American Community in Baltimore to Increase Health Awareness, Access to Resources and Help Improve Patient Care
6. Americans United for Life Releases Eight New Model Legislation & Policy Guides: Twenty-Three Model Legislation & Policy Guides Now Available
7. Tea Dragon Films is First Adopter in the American Botanical Councils New Adopt-An-Herb Program
8. Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans
9. Americans Want Schools to Take Recess Seriously
10. Blitzkrieg Declared On American Medicine
11. Melanoma Foundation of New England Wins Gold Triangle Award From the American Academy of Dermatology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... ... a half of planning the Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference , CCAR is pleased ... held May 2 -4, 2016 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa . ... pathways individuals use to get into and sustain their recovery. Pathways of recovery are ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... Two director-level employees of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) ... The award recognizes businesswomen who excel in their fields and who have made significant ... Long-Term Services and Supports) Program at Horizon NJ Health and Theresa Ponton, Director of ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... This campaign aims to provide a path to ... society can control and change. , As nearly 795,000 Americans suffering from a new ... United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these people dying from stroke, it’s ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the ... and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after ... 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting ... Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016  Zymo Research Corp. announced ... new reference materials that help researchers obtain the ... to analyses. The rapid growth of the study ... to have standard methods to improve the reproducibility ... inherently exist at every step of the measurement ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 Digital Health Dialog, LLC dba ... the US Patent and Trademark Office of U.S. ... processes for electronic opt-­in and processing of discount ... HIPAA compliance and otherwise. Logo - ... "Our technology allows for individuals to opt­-in ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Cirujanos holandeses ... ayudar a los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas ... escala mundial. Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, ... apuntado a la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en ... totalmente seguro. Educación   "Imagine un ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: