First Databank Europe (FDB), part of the Hearst Health network and one of the leading providers of clinical drug knowledge that assists to improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, has today launched a web API version of solution FDB Multilex. The web API delivers FDB Multilex through high performing web services that can be easily integrated into today’s healthcare applications from client-server to mobile applications. The solution means that healthcare providers will now be able to implement and use the leading drug knowledge with minimal IT resource required to integrate the solution.
The launch supports NHS England’s directive as part of the interoperability charter for all hospitals to be paperless at the point of care by 2020.
Chris Gray, Product Manager at First Databank Europe Limited commented:
Web Services offer dramatic reductions in development and implementation time and enables applications to be released to the market more quickly. We hope that our solution will mean that healthcare providers can turn to this new technology as a means to keep up with the never-ending demands on limited resources within the NHS.”
The new solution can be deployed to client-server and web-based applications and it also means that mobile application developers can now more easily develop native mobile apps to support the growing number of patient encounters that will be conducted over smart devices.
It will provide customers with the functionality available in our other integration options including; drug-drug interactions, duplicate therapy, duplicate ingredient and duplicate drug checking, sensitivity checking, patient specific contraindications, precautions and warnings.
Dr Andrew Jones, Medical Director at First Databank Europe Limited, added:
“FDB Multilex has already proven to be an invaluable tool for clinicians and healthcare professionals alike. This new update will mean that more trusts, more pharmacies and more health care providers in both primary and secondary care will be able to take advantage of a drug knowledge that has comprehensive coverage of the UK pharmaceutical products, and provides active clinical decision support to enable the delivery of improved medication-related decisions and patient outcomes.”
Anyone interested in implementing the new solution can express their interest and get more information via the FDB website – http://www.fdbhealth.co.uk/solutions/
About First Databank (FDB)
FDB (First Databank), part of the Hearst Health network, is the leading provider of drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver a wide range of valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. As the company that virtually launched the medication decision support category, we offer more than three decades of experience in transforming drug knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services please visit http://www.fdbhealth.co.uk or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Hearst Health International
Our mission is to guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Hearst Health International offers independent, unbiased, and evidence-based care guidance solutions for supporting safe medication decisions, directing the ideal patient journey, driving high-quality clinical performance, and developing and implementing informed care strategies.