The purpose of this book is to provide electronic prescribing (EP) systems implementers
with an overview of the clinical and professional issues involved with the
use of EP systems, and a discussion of the key systems design principles involved.
The book does not assume any detailed clinical or IT knowledge on the part of the
reader; as such, it provides general guidance on possible applications of EP systems.
Patient safety has become an important theme of the research agenda in the course of
the last decade, both throughout Europe and worldwide. Improving patient safety and
the quality of healthcare poses many challenges, and information technology (IT) has
always been seen as having the potential to support the measures necessary to address
these. But the risk of adverse events is unfortunately rising alongside the increasing
sophistication and maturity of the health IT systems incorporated into the hospital environment.
One major source of such errors is related to medication, i.e.
The overall goals for treatment of tuberculosis are 1) to cure
the individual patient, and 2) to minimize the transmission of
Mycobacterium tuberculosis to other persons. Thus, successful
treatment of tuberculosis has benefits both for the individual
patient and the community in which the patient resides. For
this reason the prescribing physician, be he/she in the public
or private sector, is carrying out a public health function with
responsibility not only for prescribing an appropriate regimen
but also for successful completion of therapy.
Integration of the patient electronic health record (EHR) with publicly accessible
information creates new opportunities and challenges for clinical research and patient
care. For example, one challenge is that the complexity of the information provided to
the clinician must not impair the clinician’s ability to accurately and rapidly prescribe
drugs that are safe and effective for a specific patient, and covered by the patient’s
A foreign company can commence operations in India by incorporating a company under the
Companies Act as a subsidiary (including a wholly owned subsidiary) or as a joint venture
Private or public companies are formed by first obtaining name availability approval, followed by
registering the memorandum and articles of association and prescribed forms with the Registrar
of Companies (ROC) in the state in which the registered office is to be located. If the documents
are in order, the ROC will issue a certificate of incorporation.
According to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the University of
Kentucky must use the official wording prescribed by SACS in all catalogues, brochures and
advertisements when referring to reporting its accreditation status in its relationship with the
Commission on Colleges.
This regulation refers to any communication – either printed, broadcast or electronic --
that refers to the University’s accreditation by SACS.
In managing an onsite clinic, Ashley became aware
of studies showing that patients, who were prescribed
medications during a visit, often put off getting their
prescriptions filled. In many cases, this has a detrimental
effect on getting patients well quickly. The solution
Ashley implemented was InstyMeds
. InstyMeds is the
healthcare industry’s first fully automated, ATM-style,
dispenser of acute prescription medications that
dispenses directly to patients at the point-of-care. An
InstyMeds Medications Dispenser is installed in the
Ashley Wellness Center.