ePharmacy

  • National ePrescribing Project

    Electronic Prescribing (referred to as ePrescribing) has been implemented in many healthcare systems. The benefits of ePrescribing include reduced medication errors, increased transparency, efficiency gains and improved health. We (the HSE) are now planning the implementation of ePrescribing in Ireland commencing with GP’s and Community Pharmacies.

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  • Hospital Medicines Management System (HMMS)

    HMMS will be implemented as a single, centrally-deployed, national ICT system to support the information and technology requirements of hospitals’ pharmacy services to replace the currently deployed hospital pharmacy software. HMMS will become the platform to support electronic prescribing and electronic medicines administration when Irish hospitals are ready to adopt these solutions. HMMS will provide eDischarge functionality that compares the on-admission medicines to the discharge prescription. 

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  • National Medicinal Product Catalogue

    The National Medicinal Product Catalogue will create a nationally centralised medicine lists. A standards-based approach will allow the identification and naming of medications across all healthcare settings in Ireland. This will support accurate and consistent medicines information being available in the right place and at the right time as needed by the patient and the healthcare activity.

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