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Tabula Rasa HealthCare Announces Upcoming Launch of MedWise™ 2.0
Latest version of MedWise™ offers seamless integration with Electronic Health Records to allow providers access to patient safety interventions at the point of care
MOORESTOWN, N.J., Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (TRHC) (NASDAQ: TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, today announced the upcoming launch of TRHC’s medication decision support software, MedWise™ 2.0, a proprietary software platform for predicting safety, risk and adverse drug events (ADE) associated with polypharmacy, which will be available to users on February 11, 2019.
“The launch of MedWise™ 2.0 represents an important step in bridging the gap between pharmacists and prescribers to advance the safety of patients’ medication regimens, improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with preventable adverse drug events,” said TRHC Chairman and CEO, Calvin H. Knowlton, Ph.D. “With improved interoperability and widespread integration with electronic healthcare records, prescribers will now have real-time access to medication safety recommendations at the point of care to help inform their prescription choices.”
MedWise™ 2.0 will run on an eHealth Medication Risk Mitigation platform that will utilize industry recognized standards for connectivity, compatibility and coordination to improve workflows, patient care and safety. MedWise™ 2.0 will employ the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recommended standards for maximum compatibility with care provider systems, SMART on FHIR, the industry standard for connectivity with electronic health records (EHR), and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Hooks, technology that delivers risk scoring notifications and warnings directly inside the regular workflow of a care provider.
Specifically, MedWise™ will offer Medication Risk Mitigation technology through SMART on FHIR to enable providers’ access to TRHC’s technology directly from their EHR system. The new SMART on FHIR integration will allow pharmacists and care providers to receive deeper clinical insights, provide better continuity of care and ensure greater patient safety.
CDS Hooks specifications available in MedWise™ 2.0 will alert care providers and care coordinators to their individual patients' Medication Risk Score™ along with the availability of a Medication Safety Review (MSR) for their patients. CDS Hooks will also help ensure that care providers can review recommendations before meeting with a patient, leading to improved adoption of MSR recommendations.
MedWise™ 2.0 is based on TRHC’s proprietary technology for predicting safety risk and ADEs associated with polypharmacy. MedWise™ 2.0 translates the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics associated with a patient’s medication regimen to formulate meaningful and actionable views of each risks. The technology empowers prescribers to take a more personalized approach to medication management, including medication selection, dosage levels, time-of-day administration and reduction of the total number of medications by eliminating unnecessary prescriptions.
About Tabula Rasa HealthCare
TRHC (NASDAQ:TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize medication regimens to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, lower healthcare costs and manage risk. TRHC provides solutions for a range of payers, providers and other healthcare organizations. For more information, visit TRHC.com.
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