First DataBank tool makes CPOE easier
First DataBank recently launched a new product line of medication knowledge bases for computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The first part of the new product line — the OrderView Med Knowledge Base — introduces drug content that is specifically targeted to streamline clinician workflow, improving CPOE usability. Through its use, the tool enables clinicians to specify precisely the medications they need with ease, the company says.

In addition to medication orders composed of such components as doses, frequencies, durations, special instructions and anatomic sites, OrderView introduces a specialized set of medication concepts, known as Orderable Meds. Orderable Meds are constructed explicitly for ordering — not for dispensing, administering, researching or billing medications. Yet they link seamlessly to the right products on a drug formulary for pharmacy dispensing and nurse administration, First DataBank said.