FDB Releases Web-Based Customization Solution to Enhance Medication Ordering in CPOE

McKesson is first information system developer to deploy FDB OrderSpace™ as a complement to its Paragon® Electronic Health Record

FDB (First Databank), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes has announced the release of FDB OrderSpace™, a web-based solution that enables customization of medication ordering content in CPOE systems. The McKesson Paragon® electronic health record is the first to deploy FDB OrderSpace with the goal of making ordering medications easier and more satisfying for clinicians.

FDB OrderSpace is a web-based software tool that enables hospital informatics teams to customize the medication ordering content that is provided within FDB’s knowledge bases to optimally reflect the characteristics of the institution’s patient population and preferred practices, helping to maximize the utility of its CPOE system. The solution also tracks medication orders over time, so that customizations are recorded in an auditable change history record that all designated users at a hospital can view. Users can also review FDB updates to medication ordering content and compare these to their local customizations, ensuring all new clinical evidence is taken into account. Once customizations are made and published, they are stored in a custom file and incorporated into the HIS in a seamless fashion during a regular update process.

null“Our goal in deploying OrderSpace for Paragon customers is to provide the customization of FDB medication orders in a way that is truly meaningful to them,” said Heather Cusick, RPh, Medication Safety Product Manager, McKesson Corporation. “FDB OrderSpace offers our customers the control and satisfaction over their medication orders in a way that may work well for their institution, and provide them with clinical evidence from FDB.”

“We are pleased that McKesson has placed their trust in FDB OrderSpace to support optimal medication ordering for their Paragon end users,” said Chuck Tuchinda, MD, MBA, President, FDB. “A singular approach to medication ordering cannot appropriately satisfy the needs of the diverse patient populations served by hospitals across the United States. With FDB OrderSpace, we are providing the flexibility to fine-tune medication orders based on local preferences with the intent to increase the effectiveness and usability of clinical systems.”

FDB OrderSpace™ along with a full suite of advanced drug knowledge solutions from FDB will be demonstrated in the FDB booth #1143 and Paragon will be demonstrated in McKesson booth #4002 during the HIMSS16 Conference, February 29-March 4, in Las Vegas.