Wave Medical releases tool to check drug allergy

Wave Medical, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology, announced the release of its interactive tool for healthcare professionals to check for potential drug-allergy or drug-nutrient reactions. “Checking for potential interactions between medications and patient’s allergies is crucial, and must be considered in daily patient care,” says John Wagner, Wave Medical Chairman. “We are excited to offer this new tool to our users, as we continue to offer the full spectrum of clinical decision support through the Wave Medical Knowledge Base.” Allergic reactions are estimated to account for 25 percent of all adverse drug events. Wave Medical’s new drug-allergy checker allows healthcare professionals to cross reference a patient’s food or drug allergies with their current list of medications and foods, and receive an alert if an allergy or sensitivity exists. Electronic medical records (EMR) systems or any other healthcare information system can easily integrate this interactive tool into their system to automatically check for any potential allergic reactions based on a patient’s known allergies and current medication list. Wave Medical contains the most extensive drug database on the market today, containing 30,000 drug names from 35 countries, along with thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, a drug interactions checker, illustrations, laboratory values and a differential diagnosis generator.

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