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Doctations builds Web-based patient information system

BY Drew Buono

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. Doctations has created a new website, DocPatientNetwork.com, that it feels is better suited to handle the new demand for electronic medical record technology.

According to the company, the website includes:

  • A Shared Patient Database that enhances a doctor’s effectiveness by supporting a complete history of his or her care for a patient. The history includes HIPAA compliant access to other physician’s records for the patient as well as the patient’s own information, e.g., prescriptions, allergies, current symptoms and compliance with treatment plans.
  • A built-in Patient Health Record, accessible by the patient, that contains all the patient’s test results and other pertinent medical information. The PHR is organized so any provider—with patient authorization—can have access to the patient’s “Clinical Vault.”
  • Integrated dictation and transcription services that allow doctors to document the same way they do now, only faster and at lower cost. Supporting writing and dictation, the online service lowers recordkeeping time and costs by up to 80 percent.
  • Complete insurance documentation that generates financial reimbursement commensurate with care.
  • Facilitated collaboration between doctors, and between doctors and patients. Doctors can use a HIPAA-compliant, multimedia “answering machine” that allows them to communicate securely with each other as well as their patients, and patients can make or change appointments as needed.

Louis Cornacchia III, president and chief executive officer of Doctations, explained that DocPatient.com has been thoroughly tested by patients, doctors and service providers alike for over one year. “We believe that good healthcare requires a community which promotes a strong doctor-patient relationship. With our internet based system, groups of doctors and their patients form Web Integrated Healthcare Communities.”

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Parata launches PACMED C30 packaging technology

BY Drew Buono

DURHAM, N.C. Parata Systems has launched its new product, the PACMED C30, which is a packaging technology used to extend the safety and convenience of its onePAC packaging system.

onePac is a strip that contains information like patients’ medications, patient names, pill descriptions and time of day to take a dose of the medication. On the strip, up to 19 lines of information can be held. The goal of the strips are to remind patients who take multiple medications when to take what medications and how much of each medication.

The PACMED C30 expands on the technology of the onePAC by combining multiple onePAC strips together for easy access by patients. PACMED C30 is efficient and accurate, generating up to 60 unit-dose or 50 multi-dose packages a minute.

“Adherence is a critical touch point in the circle of pharmacy care, and Parata’s launch of PACMED C30 offers an exciting new way for pharmacies to extend their care by improving patient adherence, safety and convenience,” says Tom Rhoads, executive vice president for customer and market strategies at Parata Systems.

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Teva announces availablility of generic Fosamax

BY Drew Buono

NORTH WALES, Pa. Teva has announced the introduction and availability of alendronate sodium tablets.

This is the generic version of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax by Merck. The drug will be available in 5 mg, 10 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg and 70 mg strengths.

“Our customers count on Teva for a continuous supply of new generic products,” stated John Denman, vice president of sales and marketing. “With the launch of alendronate sodium tablets, we add another quality product to our broad line of affordable generic pharmaceuticals.”

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