The building blocks of medication process 9: what are they?
Medication Process 9 (MP9) is a set of agreements on unambiguous registration and exchange of medication data. The four steps in the medication process (prescription, dispensing, administration and use) form the basis for the registration and exchange of information. A separation is made whether the information relates to treatment (therapy) or about the actual delivery (logistics). This results in 7 blocks of information.
This division makes it possible to gain much better insight into the patient's current medication history. Thus, it is possible to see exactly what the doctor has prescribed, changed or stopped, what the pharmacy has supplied on that basis, and what the patient is actually administered or uses himself. This is of great value in improving medication review and medication safety.
The condition for success is that the software used can register all this information in the correct and agreed manner (according to the standards) as well as exchange it with other information systems. A number of software vendors - including SmartMed - are already testing this in practice (👉 See our post last week about the successful test days of our AIS FarmaSys-6).
Want to know more about the building blocks? Read this overview article.