iMedication: Digital Risk Assistant for Hospitals

2012-01-09:

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.

Contact person

Manuela Plößnig
T: +43/662/2288-402,
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Jakob Haringer Straße 5/3, A-5020 Salzburg