Hospitals Can Opt to Integrate Medication Database With EDIMS’ Emergency Department EHR
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & LIVINGSTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First DataBank, a leading provider of drug databases that help drive patient safety, and EDIMS, a leading provider of interoperable emergency department (ED) information management systems, today announced they have licensed First DataBank’s National Drug Data File (NDDF) Plus™ database to offer hospitals greater choice in trusted third-party drug database information to use and integrate with EDIMS ED electronic health record (EHR).
“Hospitals have asked us to add First DataBank’s database as an addition to our EHR and we are excited to fulfill their request as part of our ongoing commitment to deliver the industry’s most highly regarded sources of drug information,” said Shane Hade, CEO of EDIMS. “The addition of First DataBank to our roster of clinical partners will give facilities the benefit of using the most comprehensive medication database that best helps them reduce potential medication errors, increase patient safety and produce better outcomes for ED patients.”
First DataBank’s NDDF Plus is one of the healthcare industry’s most widely used sources of up-to-date drug information. It assists clinicians in performing drug interaction and allergy screenings and supports safe prescribing throughout the medication use process. NDDF Plus combines drug screening information at the point of care with an extensive array of clinical decision-support modules. It also encompasses medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as information on commonly-used over-the-counter and alternative therapy agents, such as herbals, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.
“We are pleased to be working with EDIMS to provide comprehensive and useful drug information for elective use in the hospital ED,” said Donald M. Nielsen, M.D., president, First DataBank. “Together, we will help ED physicians and nurses make more informed and safer diagnostic and treatment decisions at the point of care.”
About EDIMS LLC
EDIMS delivers high acuity best practices to hospitals through its interoperable ED information management systems. Its electronic health record (EHR) solutions, designed to support clinicians’ workflow and provide clinical decision support, have been in use at hospitals nationwide for over 20 years.. The EDIMS system’s ability to provide comprehensive computer physician order entry (CPOE), real-time charge capture and the ability to fully document ED patient encounters helps EDs increase reimbursement and enhance patient care while reducing the amount of time and effort involved in charting and billing. For more information, visit http://www.EDIMS.net.
About First DataBank
First DataBank, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, drives patient safety and healthcare quality by providing drug databases that are used within information systems that touch every aspect of healthcare. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with system developers to integrate and optimize our drug information to improve user workflow and enhance clinical decision making by those entrusted with treating patients at the point-of-need. For more information about First DataBank, call 800-633-3453 or visit www.firstdatabank.com
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