Building a production-ready infrastructure to enhance medication management: early lessons from the nationwide health information network.

Linas Simonaitis, Brian E. Dixon, Anne Belsito, Theda Miller, J. Marc Overhage

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Abstract

Poor medication management practices can lead to serious erosion of health care quality and safety. The DHHS Medication Management Use Case outlines methods for the exchange of electronic health information to improve medication management practices. In this case report, the authors describe initial development of Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) services to support the Medication Management Use Case. The technical approach and core elements of medication management transactions involved in the NHIN are presented. Early lessons suggest the pathway to improvements in quality and safety are achievable, yet there are challenges for the medical informatics community to address through future research and development activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2009
StatePublished - 2009

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