ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert – the first-of-its-kind clinical intelligence dashboard that helps hospital pharmacists better manage medication therapy to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and manage risk.
Pharmacy Xpert combines three critical elements that give pharmacists the data they need to manage medication therapy more efficiently – real-time clinical surveillance, comprehensive patient data and integrated, patient-specific Micromedex reference content – all presented in a single dashboard.
"All of the data needed for safe, effective, and cost controlled medication management is available in our hospital – but not in one place," said Ben Halley RPh, Informatics Pharmacist at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN. "Pharmacy Xpert gives us the clinical data we need in one dashboard, which lets us stay focused on delivering safe and effective medication therapy instead of searching multiple sources for that data."
The Pharmacy Xpert real-time clinical surveillance capability uses clinical profiles to automatically identify patients who are at-risk of an adverse event, such as a potentially lethal combination or dosage of medications. It also helps pharmacists save thousands of dollars in medication costs by identifying alternative, yet equally effective, medication therapies – such as a lower-cost oral medication in place of a drug administered intravenously.
Included with the solution are more than fifty pre-built profiles developed – using Micromedex evidence-based reference content – that cover the following categories: antimicrobial monitoring, anticoagulation monitoring, glycemic monitoring, intravenous-to-oral conversion, narrow therapeutic indexing, and patient safety.
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