GP e-prescribing and pharmacy dispensing in New Zealand are set to be significantly enhanced through an exciting integration between Valentia Technologies’ cloud-based indici PMS solution and the RxOne pharmacy system.
indici’s newly-released PharmacyConnect extension enables RxOne pharmacy users to view patient clinical notes in indici PMS in real time when dispensing. Additionally, ahead of prescribing, indici GPs can consult with RxOne pharmacists in real time in relation to medication management options, and pharmacists can contribute to clinical notes in indici. GPs and pharmacists can also exchange secure messages within a patient context without having to make phone calls. Rollout of the integrated functionality will begin at selected RxOne pharmacies in New Zealand’s South Island in early 2020.
Margie Peat, Managing Director of RxOne Technologies, stated, “We’re passionate about providing pharmacists with excellent tools and information in order to better serve their patients. There has been a long-standing demand by pharmacists to access clinical notes in general practices for safer dispensing and also to assist pharmacists to brief patients about their medications and management of their conditions.
“This was not easy to achieve in the past due to the architectural limitations and poor interoperability features of legacy PMS systems. However, by leveraging modern cloud architecture and industry-standard FHIR-based APIs, RxOne and indici now facilitate real-time collaboration and communication between GPs and pharmacists for enhanced prescribing and dispensing and improved clinical management of patients”.
Dr Ahmed Javad, President Technical Services of Valentia Technologies, commented, “We are delighted that indici’s PharmacyConnect will enable new models of patient care and collaboration between users of RxOne and indici PMS. This reflects Valentia’s continuing commitment to leverage modern technologies for the benefit of all healthcare stakeholders, especially patients. To facilitate further adoption of PharmacyConnect, pharmacies using alternative dispensing systems will be able to utilise equivalent real-time functionality by participating in the indici PharmacyConnect cloud programme where they will be able to access and exchange information via a standalone internet browser window.”