Need for Automated Medication Reconciliation
Medication reconciliation is a process of identifying the most accurate list of all medications a patient is taking -- including name, dosage, frequency, and route -- and using this list to provide correct medications for patients by comparing their current list of medications against the physician's admission, transfer, and/or discharge orders at all transition points within a hospital. Reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors such as omissions, duplications, dosing errors or drug interactions.
First DataBank's OrderView Med Knowledge Base is the first product pre-built to help make CPOE systems more user-friendly. OrderView's "order-centric" design enables clinicians to specify precisely the meds they need -- easily, intuitively and without frustration. The optimized user navigation introduces drug content structured to fit within clinician workflow, making it easier to manage the important, but time consuming medication reconciliation process now required by the Joint Commission.
Additionally, OrderView's drug information content extends CPOE capabilities and promotes accuracy by providing validated dose and frequency selections proactively. Pre-built medication orders are tailored to physician workflow and support considerations like PRN reasons, special instructions, dose adjustments for organ impairment, mg/kg calculations, rounding increments, and pediatric and discharge orders. The selections also provide translation to discharge prescriptions and patient instructions, a place where medication reconciliation plays a prominent role.
"Preventing harm to patients from medications while improving care is
our company's primary goal," said Don Nielsen, MD and CEO of First
DataBank. "Medication reconciliation is an important task to ensure patient
safety across the healthcare continuum and I am delighted that HealthTek
has chosen Or
|SOURCE First DataBank, Inc.|
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