Adverse Drug Effects

Simplify Decision Making and Enhance Patient Safety

Equip healthcare providers with a decision support tool that helps them quickly identify and monitor potential adverse drug reactions, and when necessary, speed corrective action.

What It Does for Your Business

Healthcare Facilities

  • Helps satisfy Joint Commission requirements for monitoring and reporting potential adverse drug effects by proactively alerting practitioners
  • Provides direct access to adverse drug effects information, helping to fulfill Medicare Conditions for Participation
  • Facilitates review of potential adverse drug effects by clinicians prior to prescribing
  • Expedites corrective action by identifying possible adverse drug effects
  • Helps increase productivity by eliminating manual retrieval of potential adverse drug effects information
  • Helps reduce patient and institutional costs by helping avoid hospitalizations, physician visits and lab tests associated with adverse drug effects

Payers

  • Compares possible adverse drug effect profiles
  • Incorporates adverse drug effect monitoring into disease management programs
  • Provides information that allows a professional to quickly discern drugs on a profile that may be causing one or more of a patient's medical conditions
  • Helps increase productivity by eliminating manual retrieval of potential adverse drug effects information
  • Helps reduce patient and institutional costs by helping avoid hospitalizations, physician visits and lab tests associated with adverse drug effects

Pharmacies

  • Helps satisfy requirements to list the most common and most severe potential adverse drug effects associated with each drug appearing on a Medication Administration Record (MAR) in long-term care applications
  • Provides important information needed as part of the delivery of comprehensive pharmaceutical care or medication therapy management activities
  • Provides information that allows a professional to quickly discern drugs on a profile that may be causing one or more of a patient's medical conditions
  • Facilitates adherence to federal regulations for adverse drug effects documentation and assessment
  • Expedites corrective action by identifying possible adverse drug effects
  • Helps increase productivity by eliminating manual retrieval of potential adverse drug effects information
  • Helps reduce patient and institutional costs by helping avoid hospitalizations, physician visits and lab tests associated with adverse drug effects

What It Provides

  • Ability to search and retrieve adverse drug effects data for a given drug or specific drug identifier
  • Effect type – categorizes nature of the effect (toxic, carcinogenic, etc.)
  • Incidence level – describes the frequency of adverse reactions
  • Increased incidence – presents medical conditions in which an adverse effect is more likely to occur and may possibly impact the incidence level
  • Onset – describes time frame in which the adverse effect is likely to occur (rapid, delayed, etc.)
  • Severity level – rates the potential of the adverse reactions to cause harm
  • Documentation level – rates the quantity and quality of medical literature that documents each drug's potential adverse effects
  • Restriction condition – describes patient populations and medical conditions in which particular adverse drug effects are known to occur
  • Special condition – provides information on patient populations or medical conditions especially prone to particular adverse drug effects

Delivery and Required Solutions

Delivery Options

Formats

  • APIs
    • Medi-Span Clinical Drug Interactions API
    • Medi-Span Clinical Adverse Drug Effects API
  • Flat File: Adverse Drug Effects Database

Timing

  • Weekly
  • Monthly

Required Companion Solutions

Why Medi-Span?

Overall Satisfaction

98%

of customers are satisfied with the quality of Medi-Span data

Renewal Rate

99%

of customers are likely to renew their Medi-Span data license

Productivity

50%

Hundreds of customers see 50% or greater increase in productivity with Medi-Span

See why more healthcare businesses are choosing Medi-Span for their drug data:

Reasons Customers Chose and Stay

Testimonials

  • Speed to Market

    Medi-Span implementation support helped save me one month in speed to market and about $10,000 in development costs.

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO
    HighFive Health

  • Fast Results

    Medi-Span, in my view, beats everyone else. It helps you find twice as many drug errors – errors that would lead to readmission - in half the amount of time.

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO
    HighFive Health

  • Competitive Advantage

    (Medi-Span) allows us to provide features that our competitors do not have.

    Senior developer from a healthcare software vendor

  • Valuable Resource

    As a claims processor, we rely on Medi-Span and its wealth of drug information to forecast and price claims for our clients. Medi-Span is the go-to (application) that is recognized across the industry for (manufacturer-provided) drug information. They have innovative tools and excellent customer service that will go above and beyond to provide the best available solution.

    Healthcare vendor systems analyst

  • Valuable Support

    Medi-Span implementation support helped save me one month in speed to market and about $10,000 in development costs.”

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO HighFive Health

  • Consistent Pricing Data

    It is the source for the benchmark prices consistently used in the PBM industry and the tool we use to hold PBMs accountable to their pricing promises to our employers.

    Insurance company senior actuarial consultant

  • Business Essential

    Business cannot survive without Medi-Span data.

    Fortune 500 PBM clinical pharmacist

  • Key Content

    Only reliable published resource for (manufacturer-provided) AWP. (Medi-Span proprietary) GPI is therapeutic classification system of choice. It is very enabling, as clinical management rules are easily articulated.

    Chief Pharmacy Officer from a PBM

  • Provides Confidence

    Even in an era where data abounds, there is a terrific amount of uncertainty. People want confidence that what they are seeing is (based on) real (manufacturer-provided information) – Medi-Span provides that confidence.

    Health plan executive

  • Unifying Data

    (Medi-Span) allows for consistency across the company, industry and clients.

    Manager from an insurance company

  • Timely and Relevant

    The Medi-Span database allows our system to have the latest and most current information available. It is especially needed for package information, interaction checking, and clinical printing.

    Executive from a healthcare software vendor

  • Strong Foundation

    This is a foundational piece that is used throughout the organization in many systems and is often used to connect data from multiple systems.

    Systems analyst from a top-grossing PBM

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Who is Clinical Drug Information?

With the move to team-based care, conflicting data can lead to actual conflicts – from disparity in business decisions to confusion in communication. We research, validate, and synthesize content to show the right data to right people at the right time. With content developed in a consistent manner across all platforms and resources, your team receives aligned drug information no matter when or how they access it. This helps:

  • Improve communication
  • Reduce confusion
  • Enhance patient care

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