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February 07, 2016 6:16 AM ET

Health Care Technology

Company Overview of First Databank, Inc.

Company Overview

First Databank, Inc. offers integrated drug databases/knowledge and drug decision support tools. It offers National Drug Data File (NDDF) Plus, a drug database with medications approved by the FDA, which provides information on commonly-used over-the-counter (OTC) and alternative therapy agents; OrderView Med Orders Database that enables clinicians to use drug descriptions as search targets for completing med orders; International Drug Data File–Canada with information on prescription and OTC medications available in Canada; Multilex Drug Data File–Europe with clinical and commercial information; and FDB AlertSpace, an alert management solution to address alert fatigue in computerized provid...

701 Gateway Boulevard

Suite 600

South San Francisco, CA 94080

United States

Founded in 1977





Key Executives for First Databank, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 47
Vice President of Finance & Operations and General Manager of Indianapolis
President of Hearst Business Media
Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Customer Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

First Databank, Inc. Key Developments

First Databank and Polyglot Systems Partner to Help Improve Medication Adherence

First Databank announced that it has entered into an agreement with Polyglot Systems to be the primary distributor of Polyglot's proprietary Meducation simplified patient medication instructions to the hospital, ambulatory and pharmacy markets in the US and Canada. Meducation is a cloud-based solution, accessible to healthcare providers within their clinical workflow via their EMR system or as a standalone solution, which delivers medication instructions for individuals considered to be â high riskâ due to low health literacy, impaired vision and language barriers. It enables providers to dynamically create fully personalized medication patient instructions, in any of 21 languages ” written at a 5th to 8th grade reading level with large font sizes, pictograms and videos ” to make understanding how to take medications intuitive and simple. Meducation will complement the company's existing portfolio of consumer and professional medication education monographs offered through FDB MedKnowledge.

First Databank Releases of the FDB Cloud Connector

First Databank announced the general release of the FDB Cloud Connector, a web API solution that delivers the company's vast drug knowledge through high performing and highly available web services that are easily integrated into mission-critical healthcare applications from client-server to mobile. The FDB Cloud Connector, based on architecture which includes high-performing and highly available web services powered by Amazon Web Services, offers a host of user benefits for health IT system developers. It allows customers to request and receive FDB drug knowledge, as needed, without the complexity of hosting and updating data and software, or having to develop the means to redistribute. The web API solution also significantly reduces development timelines enabling applications to be released to the market more quickly. And the FDB Cloud Connector provides users with the flexibility to easily bolt on individual services to their existing applications to take advantage of FDB's capabilities without the need to manage a large software upgrade.

First DataBank Wins $1,115,486 Federal Contract

First DataBank, South San Francisco, California, won a $1,115,486 federal contract from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, North Charleston, South Carolina, for First DataBank software licenses, upgrades and technical assistance renewal.

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