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Re: [Health-dev] Creating a local formulary / medicines product list for

From: Alvin Marcelo
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] Creating a local formulary / medicines product list for Tryton / GNU Health
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:49:56 +0800

Dear all,

Would it help pre-loading RxNORM in GNU Health and just let the end users toggle on/off the subset they need/use in their locale? This has an advantage of convenience (there's a standard codeset pre-loaded so no need to load) but also the customization capability to select just those that are locally relevant..

In addition, RxNORM has a lot of other features that can be useful in the long run for other use cases beyond inventory..(such as adverse drug reaction)..

My two cents :)


Alvin B. Marcelo

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
Thanks for your thoughts Emilien, I think I might have the answer at last!

has become apparent to me that each country - and sub-regions of countries -
has its own local prescribing list/medicines formulary. So that every clinic /
hospital that uses GNU Health will need to build their own individual list of
medication products.

This could be made easier by supplying them with the
medicament data table from GNU Health - see attached ODS spreadsheet. The
product would need to be entered in the "Name" column.

If Luis could add extra
columns to this database table then we could also include the default
prescribing fields for each product.

Amoxicillin 500 mg capsules | 500 | mg |
oral | every 8 hours | for 7 days | 21 | capsules

Also, the medication
products will first need setting up in the main "Tryton" product section of GNU
Health before they can be "imported" into GNU Health. This could also be done
by up loading a pre-configured spreadsheet = CSV file.

Do you agree Luis?



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