SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Databank, Inc. (FDB), the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, has been selected to supply the drug database for a new and expanded EHR pharmacy module to be offered by CliniComp, Intl., a global provider of hospital-wide clinical documentation systems and electronic health record (EHR) solutions.
CliniComp will integrate the FDB MedKnowledge® database into its EHR to drive a single, full-service pharmacy and medication management system designed to simplify all inpatient pharmacy workflows, including computerized physician order enter (CPOE), medication dispensing and administration.
“Hospitals today need a more robust integrated pharmacy workflow management system within the EHR to make ordering, conflict checking, documenting and dispensing medications easier and more accurate,” said Nancy Pratt, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President Clinical Product Design of CliniComp, Intl. “FDB MedKnowledge will support CliniComp to deliver a more intuitive, easy-to-use solution across all medication workflows, while facilitating meaningful clinical decision support [CDS] alerts, seamless interoperability and smarter data analytics.”
Pratt explained: “We also chose MedKnowledge because the database features excellent organization and structure. This will enable CliniComp to furnish clinicians with access to the right medication information appropriate for their contexts, as well as detailed drug product classifications for more precise selection of drugs.”
Bob Katter, President of FDB, said the alliance will streamline pharmacy workflows to make ordering and dispensing medications more efficient for clinicians. “We will provide CliniComp’s users with meaningful, targeted and actionable medication guidance to support their clinical decision-making,” Katter said. “This will help further improve patient care and safety.”
The new CliniComp pharmacy system powered by FDB MedKnowledge will:
- Save clinicians time with faster order processing via intelligent dispensing. The system will automate package choice and medication ordering based on criteria such as patient-specific parameters and medication inventory.
- Save hospitals implementation time via the use of prebuilt medication concepts offered within MedKnowledge. The new full function pharmacy system will provide a foundation from which hospitals can more quickly tailor a solution to meet specific needs.
- Save hospitals time and resources in updating medication information while ensuring the latest drug data is readily available to clinicians. MedKnowledge will facilitate automated medication updates with minimal post-load maintenance, so there is no downtime.
In addition to FDB MedKnowledge, CliniComp plans to implement the FDB Interoperability Module™ to enhance medication reconciliation and interoperability with external hospital systems, such as automated dispensing cabinets.
About First Databank (FDB)
First Databank (FDB) is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. We empower our information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions used by millions of clinicians, business associates, and patients every day. For more than four decades, our medical knowledge has helped improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services, please visit www.fdbhealth.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About Hearst Health
The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 103 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions. The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase and MHK (formerly MedHOK). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. Follow Hearst Health on Twitter @HearstHealth and LinkedIn @Hearst-Health.
About CliniComp, Intl.
CliniComp, Intl. offers an architecture framework that can solve the problems of interoperability, scalability, adaptability, and real-time performance within a complete EHR offering. The culmination of over 37 years of continuous innovation, the CliniComp|EHR represents the latest advancement of a modern web-based system within a single coherent distributable database facilitating standardized communication between systems. CliniComp, Intl. has enjoyed an unrivaled track record of performance and reliability, with virtually no downtime in the most complex high acuity hospital environments for decades. Every Patient. Everywhere. For Life. With customers supported globally 24/7, we offer fast deployment, competitive cost of ownership and full support from a company you can trust. For more information, please visit www.clinicomp.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn.