Navigation Links
Spain's Regional Extremadura Government Launches Electronic Prescription System With IBM
Date:6/5/2009

107 health centres and 680 pharmacies in the region are ready to prescribe and dispense medications electronically

MADRID, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Extremadura Regional Government of Spain and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have launched an electronic prescription system in 680 pharmacies in Extremadura, where health centres and pharmacies are now computerised and able to prescribe and dispense prescription medications electronically.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

Electronic prescriptions make it easier for patients and doctors to monitor and control treatment. It also improves the quality of care as doctors have up to 30% more time for patient consultations, according to Extremadura Health Service.

Each patient's electronic record can be accessed and updated from any primary health center in the region. More patients can get prescription refills without having to return to the doctor's office, working with pharmacists who are in direct contact with health professionals.

IBM provided the consulting services and technology for the project, which was enabled by the Extremadura Health Service using a common technology system for the 107 health centres in the region. Over the past seven months, more than a million electronic prescriptions have been dispensed in Extremadura.

This is how it works: The doctor accesses JARA, the Extremadura Health System's electronic medical records database that provides prescription assistance tools. The treatment is recorded in the system and the patient's electronic medical record is automatically updated. Patients receive a list of prescribed medicines and dosage instructions that have a barcode, or "identity mark," for their individual treatment.

In the pharmacy, a pharmacist fills the prescription from the updated health record, which is encrypted to ensure the confidentiality of patient information. Pharmacists note the refill using the patient's health card and the barcode. The doctor can check that the medicine has been dispensed and view any questions posed by the patient to the pharmacist.

IBM is working with clients around the world to create smarter healthcare systems. This includes better integrated data so doctors, patients and insurers can share information seamlessly and efficiently; moving away from paper records in order to reduce medical errors and improve efficiencies; and applying advanced analytics to vast amounts of data to improve medical research, diagnosis and treatment.

During the past seven months, more than a million electronic prescriptions have been dispensed in Extremadura.

For more information on IBM, please visit www.ibm.com

    Contact:

    Patricia Nunez. IBM Media Relations (Spain)
    Tel: 91 397 77 82
    patricia.nunez@es.ibm.com

    Laurie Friedman, IBM Media Relations (U.S.)
    Tel 914 499 4608
    Laurie1@us.ibm.com

    Elena Ramos.  Text 100 (Spain)
    Tel: 91 181 32 53
    elena.ramos@text100.es


'/>"/>
SOURCE IBM
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Four Regional Conferences Beginning Sept. 29 and Series of Fall Teleclasses
2. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
3. Labopharm To Present Poster On Onset Of Analgesic Effect Of Once-Daily Tramadol At Congress Of The European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia And Pain Therapy
4. Northern Michigan Regional Health System Named a Working Mother 100 Best Company - 2007 by Working Mother Magazine
5. Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Appoints Cox Regional Marketing Director for Southeast
6. RESolutions Rapid Enrollment Solutions, LLC Mobilizes Team of Regional Recruitment Specialists(TM)
7. Solano Regional Medical Group and Sutter Regional Medical Foundation Recognized by Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)
8. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Regional Meeting on Oct. 20 in Atlanta, GA
9. Grant Regional Health Center Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency with Omnicell Medication Use Systems
10. University of Missouri Veterinarian Wins Americas Best Vet Honor; Four Regional Winners Also Named
11. Hendricks Regional Health Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency With Omnicell WorkflowRx 5.0
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... from UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School ... San Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of ... recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work ... Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary ... Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work ... marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 , , , WHEN: ... 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, ... , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global ... Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager ... pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology includes ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing ... IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, ... Surgical Procedure Volumes: ... provides surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. ... analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: