Allergies and Electronic Health Records, we’re doing it wrong

ACP Hospitalist: “About 10% of patients in the United States report a penicillin allergy, but most of these patients are not currently allergic, meaning that they could safely take drugs in the beta-lactam class. “The vast majority of patients who think they have penicillin allergies actually don’t when they undergo penicillin allergy skin testing,” said … Read more

Lack of interoperability, standardization and simplification is risky

I’m not a big fan of the using the “best of” model for hospital information systems (HIS). You know, when you buy the best pharmacy system you can find, and the best lab system you can find, and the best ED system you can find, and so on. All this does is create a giant … Read more

Local anesthetic allergies.

This has nothing to do with pharmacy technology, but I thought it would be worth posting. Questions about cross reactivity of one local anesthetic to another don’t come along often, but when they do it’s never easy to formulate a quick answer. Lucky for me I’m an electronic pack-rat and saved a small drug information consult I did a few years ago regarding the issue. Remember, this is for entertainment purposes only. ;-)

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