Desktop version of eMIMS follows cloud release

MIMS has released the desktop version of its eMIMS drug reference product, joining the cloud-based version it launched in September last year.

MIMS has developed eMIMSDesktop for those users of MIMS who prefer the software to be locally installed. It can be downloaded onto the desktop from a DVD or via the internet.

Like eMIMSCloud, it contains current Australian product and consumer medicine information, up-to-date PBS restrictions and pricing and a drug interactions database.

It also has additional links to TGA safety bulletins, NPS RADAR and NPS medicines update articles, and will be updated automatically on the first of each month.

Both eMIMS products feature improved pill identification and optional the IMgateway drug/herb/food interactions module. Another feature is new search capability so users can choose by brand, generic, indication or therapeutic class.

Users can search for an abbreviated PI or the full PI or CMI, and the chosen medication can be added to the interactions checker from this view.

The abbreviated PI provides rapid access to the most commonly used information about any product, including the PBS and authority information and nurse practitioner prescribing rights. The full PI includes the TGA-approved product information for specific brands.

MIMS has also been providing a map to the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) within the data provided to its software partners for several months. MIMS maps the AMT codes to the generics and brands currently marketed within Australia.

MIMS is currently using the latest in AMT version 2 for its map, which will still work with version 3, a preproduction version of which NEHTA released in March.

“Any partners who are currently using the MIMS to AMT map will be able to support AMT version 3 in their applications without any change to their current use of our version 2 mapping,” the organisation said.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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