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App revolutionises access to prescribing information

24 January 2019

In a Queensland first, Metro South Health clinicians can now access prescribing information anywhere, anytime, via an online app.

The app, MSHPrescribe, is designed as a handy resource for busy clinicians, containing evidence-based guidelines in an easy-to-navigate digital format.

Pharmacist Advanced and Secretariat of the Metro South Health (MSH) Medicines Management Committee, Sara Sullivan, said the app is now available to use on work PCs or personal smart devices.

“Previously we’ve had a hardcopy resource that was only endorsed for use at one of our facilities. MSHPrescribe is designed to streamline access to prescribing information on commonly encountered conditions in hospital, for all our sites” she said.

“In addition to comprehensive guidelines, the app contains links directly to the list of approved medicines (LAM), as well as relevant district wide procedures and work instructions.

“We’ve also integrated calculators, conversion tables, practice points and more.”

Ms Sullivan said the guidelines have been based on the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Prescribing Guidelines and written and endorsed by expert clinicians from across the health service.

“This is just the beginning for MSHPrescribe – we will be working to add more useful content over the coming 12 months,” she said.

Metro South Health clinicians can get instant access to the app by going to mshprescribe.com and registering using a work email address.

For ongoing access, staff can add MSHPrescribe as an app on their smart device by clicking ‘Add to Home Screen’.

MSHPrescribe is an initiative of the MSH Medicines Management Committee. The MMC provides overall governance of medicines management across the health service.

Last updated 6 February 2019
Last reviewed 24 January 2019

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