SAINT MARYS, Penn. (April 1, 2015)—Allegheny Software Publishers Inc, a provider of home health care software solutions, recently announced that it will incorporate content from PEPID, a provider of medical and drug decision support content, into its home health care software solution, HHC 3000, in order to improve the accuracy and safety of patient care.
This partnership will provide automatic drug interaction checks to help home health care professionals make accurate decisions and prevent drug-related errors.
“This real-time feature to our HHC 3000 product is a crucial enhancement for all current and future clients, allowing home care agencies to meet the requirements for drug regimen review as it pertains to the conditions of participation,” says Jim Dunmire, vice president of Allegheny Software Publishers.
This partnership will allow home health clinicians using the HHC 3000 solution to perform medication reconciliation and check for potential interactions across a patient’s entire medication regimen—including prescription, over-the-counter, herbals, supplements and foods, as well as duplicate therapy, as part of their normal workflow. The results from the interactions check are immediately available and automatically incorporated in the EHR. This new functionality provides home health agencies with more efficient workflow process and ensures patient safety during care transitions, providing effective case managements and decreasing the risk of medication-related re-hospitalization rates, the company said.
“We’re proud to add Allegheny Software to the list of electronic medical records (EMR) companies that rely on PEPID for clinical and drug-related decision support,” says John Wagner, president, PEPID. “I’m pleased that we can offer easy integration of our leading drug interaction checker, so that these home health agencies can work more efficiently and provide better patient care.”