Digital transformation: The future for medicines information sharing

There are currently 237 million medication errors every year in prescribing, dispensing, or monitoring medications. 

Often patients are asked to repeat their medication information to different clinicians, and for those on several medications this can be confusing and stressful. Transferring this information digitally from hospitals to GP surgeries, community services and pharmacies will lead to safer, more joined up care and will reduce the burden for health and care staff. 

Ann Slee, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at NHS England talks to PRSB about the vision for medicines information sharing and how standards are critical to this work, including the PRSB’s own Digital medicines guidance.

Watch the video clips to find out more..

1. Drivers for change

2. The need for medicines interoperability

3. The overprescribing review

4. The vision and challenges

5. What has been implemented so far?

6. Next steps

Visit NHS Digital’s Interoperable Medicine website for more information and resources and subscribe to the Digital and Interoperable Medicine Bulletin to keep informed of developments.

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