Friday, December 9, 2011

Carestream Dental Inks Partnership with Lexicomp

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I've been a big fan of Lexicomp for several years now.  They are an everyday part of my practice, save me tons of time each week, and make my patients safer by allowing me near instantaneous access to any type of pharmacological info that I might need.
Interestingly enough, I've also been encouraging anyone who works for a dental practice software company, to integrate the Lexicomp product directly into their software to make things even easier for doctors and their patients... because that's what they are supposed to do... right? Of course you can tell by my last sentence that I haven't been very successful at getting that done.  I've tried, but it just hasn't happened.
So I was thrilled to receive the following press release.  Congrats to Lexicomp and a big Thank You to the forward thinking folks at Carestream Dental for making the incredible amount of info available in Lexicomp easily available to your users!!!

ATLANTA and HUDSON, OHIO – Carestream Dental LLC, a subsidiary of Carestream Health, Inc., and the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, announced it has entered into a comprehensive data-sharing agreement with Lexicomp, a global provider of drug information and drug data solutions for healthcare professionals.

Through this venture, Lexicomp’s vast, subscription-based database of comprehensive drug information and clinical reference content will be made accessible through Carestream Dental’s SoftDent, PracticeWorks, Windent, and WinOMS CS software.*

“As with many of our products and services, our goal for this partnership is to maximize oral health professionals’ ability to further streamline office management and spend quality time on patient care,” said Patrik Eriksson, president and CEO, Carestream Dental LLC.

“By giving practice professionals the ability to access Lexicomp data and pull it directly into patient records with their existing practice management software, we can improve decision support to ensure patient safety and eliminate several steps in an otherwise lengthy data entry process,” Eriksson said. “This reduces the chance of errors and saves practices valuable time as they check on drug interactions.”

Lexicomp maintains an in-house clinical team comprised of advanced-degreed pharmacists with significant clinical and academic experience. This team performs daily surveillance of announcements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plus pharmaceutical manufacturers. This critical information is compiled and made available to heath care systems regarding drug availability, new dosage forms, and revisions to contraindications, warnings, or other changes.

For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

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