Q: Can the standing orders and order sets be saved and entered in HCS MEDICS?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS allows the user to set up standing orders through functionality called macros. Macros with up to 24 separate orders can be entered in the database and called with a short keystroke sequence. Orders in the set can be edited or deleted as they are entered.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS screen for out of range dosages?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS allows the user to set up dosage ranges for Pediatrics, Adult and Geriatric patients for any drug in the inventory. This includes both daily and single dose ranges.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS track interventions made by the pharmacist?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS allows the user to set up various types of interventions, such as Allergy Alerts, Dose Variances, Drug-Drug interactions etc. and record when the pharmacist took action on these items. Using our extemporaneous report writer the user can then put these interventions in a report format.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS record and track Adverse Drug Events?
A: Yes. The user can set up and record Adverse Drug Events in the database and report on drugs involved, the actions taken, as well as outcomes.
Q: Can the Medication Administration Records be printed in areas other than the pharmacy and by personnel outside the pharmacy department?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS has the ability to print MARs and many other reports to printers located anywhere on the facility's local area network. Also, nursing personnel can print MARs at the nursing station without pharmacy involvement and any time they are necessary by using HCS MedView, an integrated application for nursing view of the pharmacy information system.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS keep track and print reports for drugs with Automatic Stop Orders?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS allows the user to set up Automatic Stop Orders on any drug or group of drugs in the inventory and print out reports for reordering the therapies. MEDICS is also capable of printing reorder reminders directly on the Medication Administration Record.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS screen for contraindication due to pregnancy and breast feeding?
A: Yes. HCS MEDICS interfaces with Clinical Pharmacology 2000® to screen for Drug-Drug Interactions, Allergy and Cross Hypersensitivities, and more than 750 other clinical conditions, including pregnancy and breast feeding. Users can record and report on actions taken when these warnings appear during order entry.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS interface with the hospital's information system for Admissions, Discharges and Transfers?
A: Yes. Health Care Systems has the ability to interface with many health information systems for ADT, Billing, and Automated Dispensing Devices.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS screen for contraindications due to out of range Laboratory test values?
A: Yes. Health Care Systems can interface HCS MEDICS with Lab systems that are capable to sending data in an HL7 format. HCS can load user defined range values for various lab tests into the MEDICS database. The user can link any drug in the HCS MEDICS database to a Lab test. MEDICS can then display warnings when drugs are entered on patients for whom a possible contraindication may exist.
Q: Can HCS MEDICS print extemporaneous reports based on user-defined criteria?
A: Yes. As part of the HCS MEDICS package of programs we supply the RepoMed Report writer. RepoMed is a simple but powerful tool that can be used to extract a wide variety of data from the HCS MEDICS database in various formats. Output can be in hardcopy or uploaded electronically into other programs.