Pharmacies that use QS/1-Primecare, Speedscript, or FrameworkLTC software are capable of sending Pharmacy Messages.
FREMONT, CA: Therap's suite of applications includes the Pharmacy Interface module, which enables users to receive pharmacy messages directly from pharmacies in HL7 format. The Pharmacy Interface module has been integrated with Therap's Medication History and the Medication Administration (MAR) module so that Medication History forms for people can be generated from Pharmacy Messages and then tracked utilizing the MAR. These interlinked modules offer healthcare providers the flexibility in documentation as well as information management for the individuals under care.
The Pharmacy Interface module enables provider agencies to directly receive updated medication and/or treatment information of individuals from pharmacies. Pharmacies that use QS/1-Primecare, Speedscript, or FrameworkLTC software are capable of sending Pharmacy Messages. Once an individual in the system is linked to a pharmacy, provider agencies can see essential medical information related to treatments and medications of the individuals. Pharmacy Messages can incorporate important information such as when new medications are scheduled to arrive from the doctor's, changes in medication orders by doctors, and which orders are placed on hold. All this information can then be used to update an individual's medication schedule and can be translated on to the Medication Administration Records.
In addition, Therap's Medication History, which can function in sync with the Pharmacy Interface module, enables Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to maintain records of medications and keep medication information up to date in correspondence to the received Pharmacy messages. The Medication History form is integrated with the industry-standard drug database First Databank (FDB). This grants users accessibility to essential information such as general information about the medication, drug-allergy reactions, drug image, drug-drug interactions as well as side effects. Thus, this enables the nurses to minimize risks to the individuals and improve the quality of services provided.