This project includes the design of templates for controlled drugs, Hypnotics/Z-drugs, DMARDs (each orally administered drug has individualized template), NOACs, Warfarin, Lithium and Amiodarone.
These templates prompt the user to add compulsory details before the drug can be issued for the first time or for a repeat issue. This has led to better and safer prescribing and potential to identify group of patients who either have not been reviewed or have missed essential monitoring.
To avoid visual fatigue templates are short and to the point and a clinician can navigate away by one click if the required fields have been captured recently.
Audits of prescribing such drugs has shown better prescribing and more patient involvement in decision making.
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