iMedication: Digital Risk Assistant for Hospitals
With the increasing number of drugs, possible interactions become an increasing challenge. iMedication supports early identification of adverse drug reactions by an ICT-based process.
Drug treatment is one of the most important pillars of our health care system. Currently, about 13,000 medicines are approved in Austria – and counting. The growing number of different drugs also increases the risk for side effects and interactions. Studies show that a significant proportion of hospital admissions are caused by such adverse drug reactions. A majority of these drug reactions is considered preventable.
iMedication supports the medication process in hospitals and thus improve patient safety. Through integration of distributed drug information, know-how of experts and so-called “triggers”, adverse drug reactions should be detected as early as possible. In addition, the mandatory reporting is facilitated.
iMedication is supported with in the FIT-IT “Semantic Systems” programme, financed by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology.
The pilot application will be tested at the end of 2012 at the Salzburg State Hospital.