Medication Management - Part4
The medication management model needs some adjustments and modifications. As we saw that the system is not perfect and research shows that unintended consequences occur in the system.
I have been exposed to a standalone e-prescribing system, and I believe errors occurred from the time the physician had to choose drugs from a down-drop menu and enter the dose manually until the patient reaches the pharmacy where the pharmacist would only see the list of drugs prescribed. The pharmacy system does not show medical history, diagnosis, or any allergies or interactions that the patient has. The system is far from perfect, however, it provides us opportunities to patch the holes and vulnerabilities for a better and safe medication management.