Using a clinical decision support system medication reviews are performed in a standardised way which leads to comparable results between patients. In addition it eliminates the time factor to perform medication reviews as the major problems related to medication, laboratory values, indications and/or established patient characteristics will be directly available.
Polypharmacy is one of the main risk factors for adverse drug events, drug–drug interactions and undertreatment.
The aim of this study was to evaluate to what extent laboratory data, actual medication, medical history, and/or drug indication influence the quality of medication reviews for nursing home patients.
Clinical Rules was presented to an audience of health care professionals during the Medical Communication Information Days, Informatiedagen Zorgcommunicatie, in Zeist on 23 November 2012. The theme of the event was ‘care for continuity’ and it was organised by Servicecentrum Zorgcommunicatie and the Vereniging van Zorgaanbieders van Zorgcommunicatie (VZVZ).
5 October 2012
The SCREEN project at Orbis MC Sittard/Geleen, which runs on Clinical Rules, has been included in the longlist for the 2012 Spider Award. This IT award, initiated by Zorgvisie (Reed Business) highlights innovative IT projects and aims to promote the use of IT in health care and to share knowledge of various IT projects. The criteria for project nomination are: quality and effectiveness, innovation and continuity.