In 2018, Metro South Health developed a new set of Prescribing Guidelines to provide concise, readily accessible information about prescribing for Metro South Health clinicians. The guidelines provide information on commonly used drugs in hospital, including indications, dose, contraindications, cautions, interactions and adverse effects.
This project developed mobile-first web application known as MSHPrescribe to house the guidelines. The primary purposes of the web app include:
- making the guidelines interactive and easy to navigate
- giving all clinicians easy access via their personal mobile devices
- allowing the guidelines to be updated 'as required' rather than on an annual basis, and
- reducing unnecessary printing.
The MSH Prescribing Guidelines application were launched in January 2019 with over 300 users registered during the first four days of the launch. In a Queensland first, the application allows Metro South Health clinicians to access prescribing information anywhere, anytime, via an online app.