September 30, 2016 11:05 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 that provides information on commonly-used over-the-counter (OTC) and alternative therapy agents; OrderView Med Orders Database for completing med orders; International Drug Data File–Canada with information on prescription and OTC medications; Multilex Drug Data File–Europe with clinical and commercial information; FDB OrderSpace, a Web-based solution that enables customization of medication ordering content in CPOE systems; and FDB AlertSpace, an alert management solution to address alert fatigue in computerized provider order entry systems. It offe...

701 Gateway Boulevard

Suite 600

South San Francisco, CA 94080

United States

Founded in 1977

Phone:

800-633-3453

Fax:

650-246-2829

Key Executives for First Databank, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 48
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 2016.

First Databank, Inc. Key Developments

First Databank Releases Web-Based Customization Solution to Enhance Medication Ordering in CPOE

First Databank announced the release of FDB OrderSpace, a web-based solution that enables customization of medication ordering content in CPOE systems. The McKesson Paragon electronic health record is the first to deploy FDB OrderSpace with the goal of making ordering medications easier and more satisfying for clinicians. FDB OrderSpace is a web-based software tool that enables hospital informatics teams to customize the medication ordering content that is provided within FDB’s knowledge bases to optimally reflect the characteristics of the institution’s patient population and preferred practices, helping to maximize the utility of its CPOE system. The solution also tracks medication orders over time, so that customizations are recorded in an auditable change history record that all designated users at a hospital can view. Users can also review FDB updates to medication ordering content and compare these to their local customizations, ensuring all new clinical evidence is taken into account. Once customizations are made and published, they are stored in a custom file and incorporated into the HIS in a seamless fashion during a regular update process.

First Databank Releases CPOE-Ready Medication Knowledge for Canadian Electronic Health Records Market

First Databank announced it has released FDB OrderKnowledge® Canada, a pre-built medication ordering drug knowledge base specifically designed to help make computerized provider order entry (CPOE) applications more intuitive and user-friendly. Now, with more widespread adoption of EHR systems across Canada, the widely-reported safety benefits of CPOE and e-prescribing can now be realized. With FDB OrderKnowledge Canada, clinicians are able to specify patient-specific medication orders quickly and easily because this drug knowledge is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges of CPOE with built-in drug concepts and identifiers that optimize system functionality and navigation capabilities. Organizations will also save tremendous amounts of time and money by cutting back on the thousands of staff hours required to prep general-purpose medication orders to work within their CPOE system.

Joseph Brant Hospital Selects First Databank's FDB MedsTracker® MedRec to Automate and Enhance Medication Reconciliation

Joseph Brant selected First Databank's FDB MedsTracker®MedRec as its fully automated medication reconciliation solution. When implemented, it will seamlessly integrate with the hospital’s health information system and clinical workflows to improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes. FDB MedsTrackerMedRec is a web-based electronic medication reconciliation solution that supports efficient patient admission, transfer and discharge; provides complete safety checks; and delivers a medically-accurate and easily understandable and reconciled best possible medication history list covering both home and inpatient medications. The solution has proven to help hospitals reduce the average time range to complete discharge medication reconciliation to one to three minutes (from a range of five to 20 minutes); improve their completion rate of home medication lists to 80%–92%; and improve average accuracy rates for missed medications, duplicate therapies, and correct dosing to 95%–100%.

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