Friday, December 02, 2011

Carestream Dental Inks Partnership with Lexicomp for Access to Clinical Data

I am a Lexicomp Online user and recommend their products. This integration will make it easier for Carestream users to get valuable information. MJ
 
Integration of drug and clinical content database with practice management software improves patient care, further streamlines office administration

ATLANTA and HUDSON, OHIO – Carestream Dental LLC, a subsidiary of Carestream Health, Inc., and the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, announces today it has entered into a comprehensive data-sharing agreement with Lexicomp, a global provider of drug information and drug data solutions for healthcare professionals.

Through this venture, Lexicomp’s vast, subscription-based database of comprehensive drug information and clinical reference content will be made accessible through Carestream Dental’s SoftDent, PracticeWorks, Windent and WinOMS CS software.*

“As with many of our products and services, our goal for this partnership is to maximize oral health professionals’ ability to further streamline office management and spend quality time on patient care,” said Patrik Eriksson, president and CEO, Carestream Dental LLC.

“By giving practice professionals the ability to access Lexicomp data and pull it directly into patient records with their existing practice management software, we can improve decision support to ensure patient safety and eliminate several steps in an otherwise lengthy data entry process,” Eriksson said. “This reduces the chance of errors and saves practices valuable time as they check on drug interactions.”

Lexicomp maintains an in-house clinical team comprised of advanced-degreed pharmacists with significant clinical and academic experience. This team performs daily surveillance of announcements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration plus pharmaceutical manufacturers. This critical information is compiled and made available to heath care systems regarding drug availability; new dosage forms; and revisions to contraindications, warnings or other changes.

For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

*The release date will vary for each software platform.

About Carestream Dental LLC
Carestream Dental LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, provides industry-leading imaging, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health, Inc. Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions as well as molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments, and X-ray film and digital X-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact a Carestream Health representative at (888) 777-2072 or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

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