Informatics Interchange. Formulary and database synchronization

Brookins, Leslie; Burnette, Ron; De la Torre, Charles; Dumitru, Doina; McManus, Rhonda B.; Urbanski, Christopher J.; Vrabel, Rayburn Brian; Wolfschlag, Robynn P.; Tribble, Dennis A.
February 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;2/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p204
Academic Journal
The article discusses the problems of the integration between the pharmacy information systems (PISs) and integrated health care delivery network (IHDN) in the U.S. It states that the PIS within a IHDN can give additional safety concerns and cost of maintenance. It depletes time and resources and will have a negative effect on the safety of patients. It also mentions that integrating formulary databases is difficult because of the diverse requirements of the formularies.


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