Greetings all! My name is David Vu, a pharmacist and engineer for a pharmacy technology company. I have been working with @robert.down and other members of the OpenEMR team to develop the inpatient module. One of things we have discussed was CPOE for the inpatient module.
There are several components of this, but one of them we thought about was the integration of Medication Reconciliation in regard to a patient’s inpatient stay. When a patient enters the facility, medication reconciliation is done where all the patient’s medications are up to date. This is pertinent because their medications must be continued, held, discontinued, etc. Also, many major inpatient clinical decisions are made with respect to the current medications that they are/were taking.
However, current medication reconciliation in OpenEMR could be improved upon. So I’m looking into a feature: Improving Robustness of Medications in “Medications in Patient Profile” and “Prescriptions”.
To start, For “Medications” - Fields that could be included would be Strength, Formulations (extended release, immediate release.), Form Factors (tablets, capsules, etc.), Route, Frequency, Last dose taken.
Please let me know your thought on creating these additional features!