BMJ Informatica has launched a software tool to help GPs and commissioners improve the safety and quality of their prescribing.
Prescribing+ has been developed by BMJ Informatica in conjunction with Eclipse Solutions.
It provides clinicians with immediate support when initiating acute and repeat prescriptions by suggesting safe, appropriateand cost efficient alternative medications.
It includes links to the British National Forumulary and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
A BMJ statement says Prescribing+ has been designed so that it doesn’t interrupt or delay the prescribingprocess during patient consultations.
“GPs can be confident that decisionsare based on the latest data about the effectiveness and pricing of anymedicines and they are alerted immediately to safety recalls,” it says.
Prescribing+ also provides a specialised auditing feature enabling a desktop review with access to the patient record and drug optimisation details.
Middlesbrough GP Dr David Royal said: “The new Prescribing+ software enables GPs to retain control of their prescribing, whilst facilitating the implementation of locally agreed policies and guidance."
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