Electronic Medication Management Systems – Overview

An EMM system is a system of prescribing, supplying and administration of medications. All the medication activities doctor prescriptions, review and dispense by a pharmacist, and administration by nurse are managed through this system.  EMM system increases patient safety by improving prescription legibility, right amount of dose calculation, and clinical decision support thus reduces medication errors.  EMM system ensure safe onscreen display of information related to particular medication, error alerts and dose calculators with prompts to check certain pathology or clinical information with certain drugs.  EMM system refers National Tall Man Lettering list when prescribing similar sounded medicines to distinguish from one another. For example niFEDIPine and niMODIPine are two similarly sounding drugs. Read more

Medication Compliance App

Medication compliance and adherence are the two main issues have to be handled when dealing patients with chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, cardiac condition etc. Medication compliance refers to the degree to which the patient follows a health provider advice correctly and adherence refers to the behavior of patient related to that advice such as prescription fills and refills on time. Both medication non-compliance and non-adherence may have serious effects on the patient health and chance of relapse. Read more

Understanding HL7 transports – ebXML

ebXML is a family of XML standards developed by OASIS (the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and UN/CEFACT (United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business) to provide an interoperable, secure an open XML based infrastructure that enables the global use of electronic business information for all the trading partners. It enables traders to implement e-business solutions for exchanging data in an agreeable format with others. Read more

NEHTA Overview and Its Impact on health services

National E-Health Transition Authority is an Australian and state government’s funded lead organisation formed to support and oversee Australian national vision for e-Health. It provides necessary infrastructure and solutions to form a secure, safe and efficient health system to be used by providers and patients. Read more