The DrugAlert module processes drug-drug interaction checks.
An interaction warning displays essential information after checking for an interaction between two drugs:
The DrugAllergyAlert module enables the healthcare professional to process drug allergy checks at the point of care by comparing a patient’s drug allergy proﬁle and the current medication regime, against the active ingredients in the medications about to be ordered. An alert is displayed to warn against a potential drug allergy. Also, generates a cross-reaction warning for allergic cross-sensitivity between drug groups is provided with international references.
The DrugDuplicateAlert module provides an alert if the medicine to be prescribed, dispensed or administered has an identical therapeutic function to another medicine already prescribed to the patient.
omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors group) and ranitidine (H2 antagonists group) are both indicated for GI ulceration.
Losec® contains omeprazole and PREVACID® contains lansoprazole. Both are proton pump inhibitors.
The DrugHealthAlert module is used in conjunction with the patient’s proﬁle for stored medical conditions and subsequently for potential contraindications with the prescribed medication. The database currently supports ICD10 and can be cross-referenced to several standard disease classiﬁcation systems worldwide. The alert returns information on the severity, the level of documentation and a description of the contraindication. All information is internationally referenced.
The DrugDoseAlert module processes drug orders to check for patient suitability and for doses against recommended therapeutic ranges. The DrugDoseAlert module warns healthcare providers if the drug being prescribed to a patient is outside of the normal dosing limits. Alerts may be triggered if the dose is sub-therapeutic (below the minimum dose) or an overdose (above the maximum and/or the absolute maximum). Alerts may also be triggered based on frequency, duration, age, gender, weight or body surface area (BSA). This helps the healthcare provider and, eventually, the patient to avoid treatment failures, adverse effects and toxicities that could be life-threatening.
The DrugPregnancyAlert module cautions the healthcare providers if the drug being prescribed to a pregnant woman is harmful to the developing foetus. Pregnancy data is principally composed of pregnancy letter categories from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC); and may contain short comments based on literature review of current studies and guidelines. Drug safety data for women of childbearing age are also included to avoid inadvertent exposure of the foetus to an unsafe drug, especially in unplanned pregnancies.
The DrugLactationAlert module is a tool that alerts the healthcare provider if the medicine(s) to be prescribed or administered to a mother can inhibit lactation, cause harm to the nursing mother or child, or if the drug is indicated in conditions where lactation is a contraindication. A record in the DrugLactationAlert module contains a description on the excretion of the drug into breastmilk, the effect of the drug on either the nursing mother or infant, severity of the interaction, and the precautions needed. This helps the healthcare professional and, eventually, the nursing mother to avoid adverse events and toxicities that could be life-threatening to the infant.
MIMS INTEGRATED is delivered via the FastTrack software Application Programming Interface (API). By utilising a software API the data content and decision support modules can be quickly integrated into the clinical application system. Development and testing time are reduced allowing for fast deployment to the end user.FastTrack is implemented as an XML based API which allows for a great deal of ﬂexibility in the integration and presentation of the data within the clinical application. Functionality is provided to allow access to the DrugInfo module as well as to support the interactive modules such as DrugAlert and DrugAllergyAlert.Built for speed and ease of deployment, the FastTrack API has been designed to be the most convenient way to deploy MIMS knowledge into your application.FastTrack is available in three versions for different platforms: