BusinessWire

First Databank Customer Lehigh Valley Health Network to Present Session on Advanced Pharmacogenomics Decision Support at HIMSS20

Implementation of Targeted Medication Warnings, workflows to support drug-gene pair decision support, and interface of discrete genomic data into the EMR will be presented

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DecisionSupport--FDB (First Databank, Inc.), the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced that Donald Levick, MD, MBA, CPE, FHIMSS and Shannon Fenstermacher, PharmD, from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will present an overview of the work being done on targeted clinical decision support and pharmacogenomics leveraging FDB’s Targeted Medication Warnings. The session, Implementing PGx in Practice: It Takes More Than Genes, will take place on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 10:45 – 11:45 am during HIMSS20.


FDB Targeted Medication Warnings provide a “patient-first” approach to medication decision support that leverages additional patient inputs—such as lab results, genomic markers, and clinical scoring within the EHR to identify only the patients at greatest risk. Alerts will only interrupt the clinician workflow when the additional data inputs confirm that it is pertinent to the patient. This results in clinical guidance that is more meaningful and actionable, presented at the right time in the workflow. Traditional knowledge bases and IT systems only consider the drug, with limited clinical context identifying general risk with a drug. This new targeted approach is designed to improve the positive predictive value of alerts and clinician efficiency over current decision support methods.

FDB Targeted Medication Warnings focus on high-risk clinical scenarios such as hyperkalemia (high potassium levels), QT prolongation (heart rhythm issues), opioid use, pharmacogenomics, and more. Currently available for Epic health system customers, FDB Targeted Medication Warnings can also integrate with other technology solution providers. To learn more about our patient-first approach to medication decision support, please visit us at HIMSS20, and join us for a wine reception, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 pm in booth #2559.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 20 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

About First Databank (FDB)

FDB is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. We offer more than four decades of experience in transforming medical knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that help improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services, please visit www.fdbhealth.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Hearst Health

The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 99 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions. The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MHK (formerly MedHOK—Medical House of Knowledge) and Hearst Health Ventures (www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. Follow Hearst Health on Twitter @HearstHealth or LinkedIn @Hearst-Health.

©2020 First Databank, Inc. Part of the Hearst Health network.


Contacts

Denise Apcar
First Databank (FDB)
650-872-4514
dapcar@fdbhealth.com