What are many EHRs looking for when they to Lexi-Data for drug information

Recently someone asked, "What would you say are the most common words that people associate with Lexi-Data and the value and service that the database delivers?".   I would say it is a long list,  but the following short list comes to mind:  "drug interaction database , drug nomenclature,  drug reference pediatric , drug classifications list, pediatric dosage database, adverse drug events, drug interaction database for EHRs." (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

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EMRs, EHRs looking for novel ways to reduce alert fatigue

 

http://blog.lexi.com/blog/drug-information

 

How to reduce "alert fatigue' and at the same provide the system  framework to improve outcomes?  That is the question that most system developers have been struggling with for over a decade.  It is difficult enough for a large hospital wide EMR to achieve this goal.  How much more difficult for ambulatory EMRs?

In the last few years,  Lexicomp has become a major provider of drug information used by ambulatory and smaller hospital EMRs.  As part of Lexi's entry into this market,  they have now included a unique aspect of their drug-drug interaction rating system,  which defnitely could help in improving "alert fatigue."  My colleage,  Mark Dachille recently said the following about "alert fatigue:" (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

"Another aspect that can prove beneficial is what types of alerts you choose to show users.  Lexicomp has recently rolled out another aspect of drug-drug interaction within Lexi-Data called risk rating.  By utilizing risk rating along with the more commonly known drug interaction severity, more impactful and actionable alerts can be provided to clinicians which will ultimately improve patient care and reduce alert fatigue for clinicians. 

Whether you are building a complete EMR, ePrescribing application, or mobile medical app utilizing drug interaction software, proper integration of the data is the key.  Taking the time and utilizing the right database that is easy to integrate and provides meaningful alerts will ultimately lead to an offering you can be proud of."

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Drug Database Integration You Can Be Proud Of

Drug Database Integration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In speaking with a number of EMR developers and in reviewing many products which integrate clinical decision support utilizing commercial drug database, a few things have become apparent.  One of the the biggest challenges is to integrating clinical decision support for functions like drug-drug, drug-allergy, drug condition interaction checking  in a meaningful way that is not disruptive to a clinicians workflow. Many times just throwing alerts at clinicians can lead to alert fatigue and eventually alerts will be ignored.  In my experience, having a clinical resource to help with development will pay big dividends in the end.

Another aspect that can prove beneficial is what types of alerts you choose to show users.  Lexicomp has recently rolled out another aspect of drug-drug interaction within Lexi-Data called risk rating.  By utilizing risk rating along with the more commonly known drug interaction severity, more impactful and actionable alerts can be provided to clinicians which will ultimately improve patient care and reduce alert fatigue for clinicians.  (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

Whether you are building a complete EMR, ePrescribing application, or mobile medical app utilizing drug interaction software, proper integration of the data is the key.  Taking the time and utilizing the right database that is easy to integrate and provides meaningful alerts will ultimately lead to a product you can be proud of.

 

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Clinical Decision Support for Dental Practice Management Systems

As more and more healthcare professionals are adopting EMR technology to meet Meaningful Use requirements, we are receiving more and more interest from dentists about adding clincial decision support technology into their dental practice management system.  They are quickly realizing that Lexicomp is the preferred vendor of choice to work with, because we provide the very best dental specific drug database to integrate into their EMRs as well as personalized customer support during development.   Another important piece to consider in a dental EMR is an ePrescribing tool.  Lexicomp has a close partnership with DoseSpot to deliver this solution.  By selecting DoseSpot for ePrescribing, our clients are able to get to the market faster and reduce their headaches in developing the tool on their own. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

Lexi-Data provides the drug information for  dose range checking,  pediatric dosing, drug calculators, medicine interactions, dosage precautions, clinical guidelines, drug interaction software, duplicate therapy, drug classifications, generic drug names, drug nomenclature and more.  These are critical paths for a dental EMR build. 

To learn more about Lexicomp's dental solutions, please visit our website at http://www.lexi.com/individuals/dentistry/

If you are interested in learning more about our integration capabilities, we'd love to talk with you.  Please contact us at 1-877-819-6883.

 

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EHR and EMR developers, business owners and those involved in drug data acquisition

Are you heavily involved in making the critical decisions for EMR development and the need to include the best drug information, along with the best vendor support?

Several weeks ago I wrote:

Are you the owner or manager of an ambulatory EMR company?   What keeps you up late at night?   Worried about getting your product to the market as quickly as possible and keeping your costs under control?  Worried about certification?   No doubt you have some thoughts about reducing medical errors by including the best drug information and internal built-in logic.   More and more EMR and EHR  business owners and general managers are turning to Lexicomp to solve their drug information needs.

(Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

In a few short years,  Lexicomp has been the fastest growing provider of drug information to the EMR market.  As I said in a previous post:

In addition to supplying the expected information such as drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions, adverse drug events, RxNorm mapping, generic drug lists, drug nomenclature, and more.  Lexi-Data offers an incredibly easy to use data structure and API's and most importantly,  Lexicomp is unparalleled in its customer service and providing assistance in the development process. If you are developing a new EMR and need a drug information supplier, make sure that Lexi is on your list.

And if you are thinking about building your own ePrescribing module,  I call your attention to a posting my colleague Matt Bennardo published last week:

As EHR vendors find their products growing and signing up more users, many start to think about moving from using a third-party eprescribing solution to building their own. The reasons for making this switch are many:

  • As your user base grows, eprescribing fees grow too
  • Bring features in-house makes it easier to respond to specific customer needs
  • A third-party solution is a risk, as you never can be sure what will happen in the market

One of the first steps in building your own eprescriber is to find a data provider who can supply you with medication lists and other information that Surescripts requires to certify your tool. Lexicomp is one such provider. They've been focused on providing drug data direct to clinicians for over thirty years, but now they can also supply you with database-ready information to power an eprescriber.

Lexicomp's customers have used their data to certify EMRs and EHRs with ONC testing bodies like Drummond, CCHIT, and Infogard. Their customers have also certified eprescribers using Lexicomp data with Surescripts. And best of all, Lexicomp's flexible pricing and easy implementation allows firms of all sizes to get up and running smoothly and quickly.

Contact Lexicomp using the links on this page today for more information.

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Lexicomp's Key To Meaningful Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions

Healthcare providers have always relied on Lexicomp’s clinical information to provide them with answers to questions about drug interactions. It is important that providers have a trusted resource to find information about the potential, risk, and mechanism of drug and natural product interactions, and methods to manage these risks in their patient’s regimen. The key to Lexicomp’s drug interaction content comes from a strong knowledge base of understanding the pharmacokinetics of drug interactions and a scientific approach to predicting interactions.   Lexicomp’s comprehensive suite of clinical information concerning drug-drug and drug-food interactions is one of the key reasons why EMR vendors use Lexi-Data for clinical decision support to meet Meaningful Use certification requirements. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

Lexi-Data’s drug-drug interaction API provides developers many opportunities to customize the display of drug interaction information, offers a severity rating for each interaction, an “advice” header, and a textual description of the significance, nature, and management of the interaction. Lexi-Data also helps manage alert fatigue with the ability to customize interaction alerts for different views. 

Lexicomp will be exhibiting at HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas from February 20 - 24. Stop by for a visit at Booth #5134 and learn more about the preferred choice of drug information databases!

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you going to HIMSS 2012 looking for a drug database provider?

HIMSS 2012 Drug Database

Lexicomp will be attending HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas.  This will be a great opportunity for any EMR, Hospital, or Consumer Health Site to visit booth #5134 and learn about our solutions for implementing decision support for drug interactions, duplicate therapy, drug allergies, and dose range checking, as well as drug databases, and patient education information for consumers.   (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

At HIMSS 2012 there will be live demonstrations showing how our drug databases can be implemented and customized to meet the various specific needs of EMR vendors. Stop by and see us if you are a current customer or are looking to implement drug information or clinical decision support into your application.

 
 
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HIMSS 2012: Lexicomp Provides Superior Drug Interaction Data

Lexi-Data, Lexicomp's clinical decision support database is perfect for EMR vendors looking to meet a number of Meaningful Use requirements:

(Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

  • Allows for specific clinical decision support functions, including drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checking
  • Has consumer-facing patient education materials
  • Is compliant with the RxNorm 
  • Include comprehensives reference information for the US including drug generic name, drug brand name, drug classifications, and eventually clinical dosage guidelines for calculating pediatric and adult doses
Lexicomp will be exhibiting at HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas, from February 20 - 24. Stop by for a visit at Booth #5134 and learn more about the choices you have in drug information databases!


HIMSS Drug Interaction Data Lexicomp

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Are you developing EMRs and practice management systems where speed to market is critical?

Clinical Decision Support

Are you developing EMRs and practice management systems where speed to market is critical?   One of the modules of such systems is the inclusion of drug information.    Since this is neither the expertise of your developers nor your content people,  it is important to identify the preferred drug information provider early in the process.   Four criteria are critical in making this decision.   First, quality of information.  Second,  flexibility of design and APIs.   Third, simplicity of data structure.   Fourth, and very important, customer support during the development period and after release.    More and more EMRs are now using Lexicomp drug information as part of their offering.  And there is a reason for that.


Lexi-Data is the foundation of Lexicomp's clinical decision support architecture is quickly becoming the standard for when companies need an up-to-date comprehensive drug database.  This database provides patient specific alerts and referential content to support sound treatment decisions in areas such as drug interaction checking (drug-drug and drug-food), drug allergy checking, therapeutic duplication checking, RxNorm Mappings, supports Surescripts Certification,  Drug Classifications, dose range checking (adult and pediatric), Patient Education, Pediatric and neonatal drug interactions and more. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Electronic Prescribing


ePrescribing
 

ePrescribing is offered as a way to prevent medication errors that arise due to difficulties in reading or understanding handwritten prescriptions. ePrescribing could also reduce adverse drug events (ADEs) by making information such as drug interactions and contraindications available to prescribers at the time they are preparing a prescription.

Lexi-Data is the foundation of Lexicomp's clinical decision support architecture is quickly becoming the standard for when companies need an up-to-date comprehensive drug database.  This database provides patient specific alerts and referential content to support sound treatment decisions in areas such as drug interaction checking (drug-drug and drug-food), drug allergy checking, therapeutic duplication checking, RxNorm Mappings, supports Surescripts Certification,  Drug Classifications, dose range checking (adult and pediatric), Patient Education, and more. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

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Development slowed by your drug information database provider? 3 tips!

Drug Interaction Data
 

EMR and EHR vendors are discovering that the responsiveness of their data providers can have a big impact on their ability to get certification or get to market. This is especially true in drug interaction databases, where the quality of the data can affect crucial goals like Meaningful Use certification or SureScripts eprescribing certification.

Even beyond certification, a data provider can affect how quickly you can develop new features, respond to customer requests, or even whether you can develop new and necessary functionality at all. In many ways, a drug information vendor is one of a health IT developer's most important partners.

What if the partnership doesn't work out?
Real problems can arise if this partner is unresponsive or doesn't provide the expected level of customer service and new feature development. An EHR or EMR can literally be left treading water in situations such as these. What to do? Here are three tips.

1. "Bolt on" additional functionality: For some functionality, it's possible to lease an already-certified third-party solution that will help you meet short-term needs if your own development is stalled. The classic case for this electronic prescribing -- many EMR developers use pre-existing third-party eprescribing modules to get them to market faster while developing their own. One provider of such modules is DoseSpot.

2. Use web services to easily integrate multiple sources: Sometimes a single source just doesn't have everything you need, but maintaining multiple in-house databases can be costly and time-consuming. For specific bits of information you want to add -- for instance, patient education documents in foreign languages -- it may be easiest to access a second vendor using web services. This puts the responsibility for maintaining the data on the vendor, and leaves you with a much smaller development and maintenance task. One drug data provider, Lexicomp, now supplies much core functionality through web services, including all major Meaningful Use Stage 1 items. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

3. Cut the anchor as soon as you can: Sometimes all you can do is look for another provider. The two items above can help you in some circumstances, but for core functionality you may need to cut your losses. The earlier you can identify a bad relationship, the better. One customer of Lexicomp came to us after unsuccessfully trying to work with another vendor's dataset. After a short while with the other database, they knew it wasn't right, and so they were able to painlessly replace the data with Lexicomp's. In less than a month after that, their product was live.

The moral of the story is that your drug vendor relationships are crucial to your success. If they don't feel right, then stop and look for alternatives. A slight delay upfront is better than being trapped with a vendor who makes it more difficult for you to meet your customers' needs and innovate new features.
 

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Avoiding the EMR user's worst nightmare: Alert fatigue

Alert Fatigue

As EMRs and EHRs incorporate more and more functions, they are going to be giving more advice and warnings to their users. A very real concern among many developers of health informatics systems is "alert fatigue" -- the idea that too many irrelevant alerts will annoy users. And worse, that a flood of useless alerts will cause users to ignore all alerts and warnings, rendering the system's automated checks pointless.

The only way to limit alert fatigue is to be more intelligent about when alerts are shown, and to whom. The key problem is not "too many alerts" -- it's "too many irrelevant alerts". There are two strategies that can help with this.

1. Allow users to customize their own alerts

Each user of your system likely has their own login which is theirs alone. This means that savvy EHR vendors can make it possible for clinicians to customize their own alerts. When an alert is shown, they can select whether they want to see the alert again -- in effect, controlling the information they see by telling the system not to show them alerts they consider irrelevant.

2. Intelligently manage alerts by types of users and circumstances

Another strategy is for the system to do some of this work ahead of time. If an alert applies only to administration, the system would know to show the alert to the prescribing doctor or the compounding pharmacist -- but instead only to the administering nurse. Likewise, if an alert applies only to pregnant women, the system would know not to show it if the patient in question is a man. This strategy relies on knowing things about your users (e.g., what kind of cilnician they are) and the circumstances of the encounter to anticipate which alerts may be irrelevant.

The most successful EMRs will likely use a combination of both approaches. But the second strategy can help alleviate alert fatigue immediately -- your users don't have to manage their own preferences to see the benefits. However, it also relies on detailed drug interaction databases able to finely slice alerts for you. Lexicomp is one medication information vendor that is innovating in this arena, and creating complex filters for many of its alerts and warnings. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)
 

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5 Benefits of Lexicomp's Drug Interaction Database

ePrescribing
 

Lexicomp is increasingly the preferred choice of EHR and EMR vendors for pharmaceutical and clinical information. What benefits do they deliver for developers? (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

 

  1. Meaningful Use support: Including drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checking
  2. Superior customer service: Every customer receives personal service, no matter the size
  3. Advanced filtering options: A unique system of complex filters allows users to target Black Boxed Warnings to particular users and circumstances
  4. Trusted content and name: Thousands of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, and other clinicians buy information direct from Lexicomp because they trust it
  5. Full support for eprescribing: Customers have used Leicomp's clinical decision support to create their own e-prescribing modules for EMRs and EHRs

These are just five of the many benefits that Lexicomp customers enjoy. To find out more, request a demonstration today!

 

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Lexicomp is now the preferred drug reference database for EMR and EHR vendors

Drug Interaction Database
 

Lexicomp's drug interaction database has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Now used by hundreds of EMR, EHR, HIS and other healthcare vendors, it is the information behind medication reference and clinical decision support for tens of thousands of physicians.

What makes Lexicomp the preferred choice?

  • Easier implementation when compared to other data sources
  • Superior customer service for all customers, regardless of size
  • Full support of Meaningful Use Stage 1 clinical decision support requirements
  • New innovative features like patient education in multiple languages
  • Flexible delivery, including robust APIs and web services

More and more healthcare information vendors are discovering that Lexicomp can save them development time, making the road to certification and market faster and smoother. Find out today if Lexicomp can do the same for you! (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

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Are you looking for a complete collection of patient focused drug information for your web site, patient portal, or kiosk?

Drug-Drug Interaction Data
 

Lexicomp provides companies with with the ncessary tools to integrate drug-drug interaction data, drug-food interaction checking information, drug–allergy checking information, therapeutic duplication checking information, drug images, and patient education leaflets which are available in 19 different languages. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)
 

If you are interested in increasing your web site traffic with the industry trusted brand of Lexicomp, please contact us today to learn more. We can help you increase the patients awareness related to the education of drug information questions or concerns that patients commonly have. 
 

If you are being asked to develop a site (I’m speaking to the developers out there), getting up and running is typically a top priority. Lexicomp understand that speed of implementation is critical. We have a number of delivery methods of content available including a downloadable version from a FTP site which would be stored within your database environment or we also offer Web Services which is the ability to make real-time calls over the web. Developers also have access to our team of engineers who are dedicated to making your integration build seamless.  
 
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Selecting the right drug interaction database in developing an new EHR


Drug Interaction Database

As Matt Bennardo pointed out, when EMR and EHR companies are under development and they are looking to include drug and medicine information, they must given proper consideration to the quality of the drug information, the ease of installation, and the level of customer service provided by the drug  data provider.  In order to meet the Meaningful Use standards,  the EMR and EHR developers now care more about drug and medicine information than ever before.   They now care about drug interactions,  drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions,  adverse drug events,  patient education pamphlets,  dose information,  pediatric dosing inforamation,  drug brand names and drug generic names.

Hundreds of Lexi-Data customers are now integrating Lexicomp reference and transaction drug information into their systems under development.   As Matt had said:

"Comprehensive data covers all decision support Meaningful Use requirements:

  • Compatible with required standards like RxNorm
  • Supports drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checking
  • All data necessary for ePrescribing and CPOE
  • Additional functionality like dose range checking

Fastest and easiest integration gets you to market faster:

  • Easy-to-use APIs and web services -- you choose which you want
  • Superior one-on-one customer service
  • Most intuitive data structure and fastest implementation

New features set you apart from the competition:

  • Black Box Warning filters to alleviate clinician alert fatigue
  • Patient education available in 19 languages

Click the links on this page to find out more about Lexi-Data now!"

(Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

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Benefits of a Drug Interaction Databse for EHR Vendors and Patient Portals

Lexicomp is the seller of Lexi-Data, a transactional drug interaction database for EHR vendors, EMR vendors, HIS systems, ePrescribers, PMS systems, consumer websites, patient portals, and more. Hundreds of Lexi-Data customers are integrating Lexicomp's referential and clinical decision support information into their own systems and products.

Comprehensive data covers all decision support Meaningful Use requirements:

  • Compatible with required standards like RxNorm
  • Supports drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checking
  • All data necessary for ePrescribing and CPOE
  • Additional functionality like dose range checking

Fastest and easiest integration gets you to market faster:

  • Easy-to-use APIs and web services -- you choose which you want
  • Superior one-on-one customer service
  • Most intuitive data structure and fastest implementation

New features set you apart from the competition:

  • Black Box Warning filters to alleviate clinician alert fatigue
  • Patient education available in 19 languages

Click the links on this page to find out more about Lexi-Data now! (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

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Eliminate Alert Fatigue with Customized Drug Database

Alert fatigue is related to the barrage of messages provided clinical decision support systems which can overwhelm a provider and cause them to ignore messages. The alerts, while found to be helpful in some cases, can result in a type of "fatigue" whereby the provider, after receiving too many alerts, begins to ignore and/or override the alerts. Receiving too many alerts can result in slowing the provider down rendering the alert useless.

One of the key reasons that clinicians are frustrated with decision support related to drug interaction software is the potential for this alert fatigue. Clinicans do not want to be messaged regarding dosage precautions related to an interaction which has already been recognized and addressed. It is particularly important in the era of electronic prescribing to engineer systems which can present the appropriate information to the appropriate person. Systems need to recognize whether an individual has previously addressed the issue, rather than simply blindly alerting to the presence of two medications within the medicine list. A collaborative effort between drug database providers and application vendors is needed, and discussions to improve the quality of alerts, while decreasing the quantity, are moving forward. These will greatly improve satisfaction with these tools. 

Not all clinical information is structured the same!
The more detail that your medication and clinical information vendor provides about crucial alerts, the easier it is for you to implement customization for your users. If every alert looks the same (which is true of what many vendors provide!), then that means that your users will have to go through them all one by one, setting their preferences on warnings and dosage precautions by hand. Then they have to keep their settings up to date as new alerts are added. That's not user friendly design!

By contrast, Lexicomp's implementation of Black Box Warnings (also called Black Boxed Warnings) gives a great deal of flexibility to developers to allow for multi-dimensional customization. Each warning contains information about which clinician the alert is intended for, how severe the alert is, and whether the alert applies only to patients with specific conditions (e.g., pregnancy). (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

Win customer loyalty by automating alert customization! 
This way, you can automate much of the customization without having to ask for input from every individual user. You can simply have the system hide alerts intended for nurses from pharmacists, and vice-versa. Likewise, you can make your system intelligent enough to hide alerts related to pregnancy from male patients. This is the kind of smart implementation that users are looking for to help them aviod alert fatigue and become more efficient and effective clinicians. Talk to Lexicomp today to learn more!
 

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Drug Interaction Checking Critical for EMRs


Adverse Drug Events

Medication errors and adverse drug events are serious issues in healthcare.  Apprx 770,000 injuries or deaths related occur each year.  For this reason and to comply with the certification and meaningful use requirements, every EMR should look at partnering with and providing their customers top rated drug interaction, duplicate therapy, allergy and dose range checking information integrated into their EMR.  Lexicomp and Lexi-Data can offer this solution. 

(Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)

This information and its quality, customizability, and delivery format can really set your EMR apart from the competition.  In 2010 the EMR market grew by almost 13.5% while competition in this area is also growing at a higher than predicted rate.  More and more physicians are now starting to look at implementation of an EMR although the rate of adoption has been slowed by the complicated maze of meaningful use.  None the less, it is critical that EMRs differentiate and help physicians understand how to navigate through this maze.   Drug Data Vendors that are able to offer what others may not can help these EMR companies win more deals.  Drug interactions that are cusomizable, dose range checking for specific populations (adult, pediatric, geriatric) duplicate therapy checking and an overall solid patient education offering are areas that can be easily implemeted from Lexi-Data.  Lexicomp's expertise and customer service can also help get you up and running fast.  The database is easy to work with, available in mutliple formats and even has a web-service set can help start up and established EMRs build the structure needed to help physicians.

For more information visit www.lexi.com/businesses/ehr-vendors/
 

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Drug interaction databases for pharmaceutical policy and outcomes research

For years, Multum Lexicon was the source for researchers to get drug reference and drug interaction data. But where can researchers now get medication lists, pharmaceutical monographs, drug-drug interactions, drug-allery interactions, and more?

Today, there is an enhanced and updated solution built on the foundation of Multum Lexicon. It's Lexicomp's Lexi-Data transactional database. Lexi-Data provides drug names (brand name, generic name, and common abbreviations), therapeutic categories, drug classifications, indications, and standard coding such as NDC, J-Codes, and ICD-9.  The data in Lexi-Data has been utilized by many universities and research institutions, including research on pharmaceutical policy and outcomes, aging, and more. (Note: The Lexicomp solution Lexi-Data referenced in this post has been replaced by newer Medi-Span solutions as of January 2013.)


Multum is a registered trademark of Cerner Corp.

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