Why Medi-Span?

In recent surveys, successful healthcare companies described their experiences with Medi-Span and detailed the value of its data:



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

Renewal Rate


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



or greater increase in productivity reported by hundreds of Medi-Span customers

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information brings you Medi-Span drug data, used across the healthcare continuum to help inform medication-related decisions.

Why prominent healthcare companies prefer Medi-Span?

The sheer amount of data required to support healthcare decisions is impossible for one person, or even one organization, to wrangle. That’s why we streamline valuable content and decision support functionality into intelligent databases and integrated tools.

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Trusted Data

You can have confidence in our data because it is the #1 choice of many leading companies. Customers' experience has led them to trust Medi-Span.

  • Payers

    17 out of 20 of the top-grossing PBMs and 95% of the 20 top health insurance companies

  • Hospitals

    Used in 25 of the 27 Honor Roll hospitals and children’s hospitals Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

  • EMRs

    7 of the 10 top-grossing EMRs

  • Retail Pharmacies

    4 of the 5 top-grossing retailers

Why do prominent healthcare companies prefer Medi-Span?

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  • 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

Generic Product Identifier

Our proprietary Generic Product Identifier (GPI) is the foundation for smart drug classification systems.

What is it?

The GPI is a 14-character drug and therapeutic class identifier made up of 7 alphanumeric couplets. It is widely used to establish rules at the desired level of the therapeutic classification system (TCS) hierarchy, enabling automated NDC inclusion/exclusion without ongoing, routine maintenance and requiring no additional identifiers.

What does it do?

  • As the most specific component of the TCS, the GPI defines pharmaceutically equivalent drug products based on:
    • Active ingredient(s)
    • Dosage form
    • Strength or concentration
    • Route of administration
    • Therapeutic use
  • Supports formulary development and maintenance
  • Serves as the entry point for numerous Medi-Span clinical content sets

How it helps you?

  • Establish rules, coding, and classification systems
  • Compare and group drugs by NDC or class
  • Build formularies
  • Track trends and create reports
  • And more
Our business is built around the GPI. Having dependable and easily loadable data is a great help.

Product lead from a large healthcare technology company

Help Reduce Alert Fatigue

Intelligent data structure that allows for sophisticated alert management functionality:

  • Manage alerts at multiple levels, including the ability to customize for sites, departments/groups, or even single clinicians!
  • Tailor alerts based on clinical context using available patient information
  • We consolidate common alerts and continually update content to help reduce noise and eliminate redundancies

Case Study - 50% fewer alerts

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When a Medi-Span customer implemented our alert filtering recommendations the number of alerts fired dropped by almost 50%

  • Clinicians continued to rate the alerts at the same level of relevance or better
  • Even with substantially fewer alerts, the number of alerts being accepted, rather than overridden, by clinicians each day nearly doubled

Pricing Leader

With one of the only embedded AWP data points available in the marketplace, we have the pricing benchmark data points that top industry players use to help them remain competitive, analyze the market, and stay on top of new trends. Our Medi-Span application has long-standing relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers and PBMs that allow us to deliver new and updated price information with unmatched speed. At the same time, our pricing benchmark data is published independently under our proprietary editorial policies that are intended to keep the information as unbiased as possible.

Embedded Drug Pricing Files

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

Data Linking

Data Unity

With the move to team-based care, conflicting data can lead to actual conflicts – from disparity in business decisions to confusion in communication. Our professionals synthesize and organize content obtained from various sources so that it is available for the right people at the right time.

When you use our drug information solutions across your organization – whether building your system, accessing reference content during dispensing, or sharing patient education materials – everyone is getting information designed to be complementary and developed using aligned methods. That helps lessen confusion and improve communication.

Learn more about how Clinical Drug Information is aligning all your drug information solutions.

It allows for consistency across the company, industry and clients.

Analyst from a top-grossing PBM