Morphine Equivalent Dosing

Help Prevent Overutilization and Enhance Opioid Safety

Provide healthcare professionals with tools to help calculate morphine equivalent dosing (MED) for a more detailed look at a patient’s opioid intake to help professionals safely prescribe pain medications and balance the risks and benefits.

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What It Does for Your Business

  • Helps professionals calculate and monitor a cumulative account of the dose and route of each opioid a patient has received in 24 hours to help reduce risks for adverse drug reactions
  • API data add-on allows a caregiver to be alerted to possible overutilization issues at times of order entry and administration

What It Provides

  • Normalization of opioids against morphine so a fuller list of drugs, beyond just morphine, is counted against the total dose
  • Flat file data provides milligram morphine equivalents for a given NDC
  • API data offers:
    • Identifiers, morphine conversion factor, and milligram morphine equivalents
    • Calculation of the morphine equivalent daily dose to determine if patients are under a set daily limit
    • Customization of MED threshold values across an organization based on its policies

Delivery and Required Solutions

Delivery Options

Formats

  • API: Morphine Equivalent Dosing Medi-Span Clinical API
  • API: Dose Screening and Drug Orders Medi-Span Clinical API with Morphine Equivalent Dosing data power pack add-on
  • Flat File: Patient Safety Programs File

Timing

  • Weekly
  • Monthly

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

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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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