Method for reducing errors in prescription and drug interactions by creating a grid enabled prescription registry
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
This publication describes a method for reducing errors in prescription and drug interactions by creating a grid enabled prescription registry . The grid technology allows for a heterogeneous set of machines to communicate with each other on the grid and initiate programs that can be run on a machine, which is a member of the grid. In effect, any application registered to a grid can be run on any named machine on the grid, by another named machine on the grid, by the grid operating system. Besides programs, large databases can also reside on the grid and be accessed from other machines on the grid. This property of the grid has been applied to support an idea for a prescription registry, in this disclosure. The prescription registry would be used to reduce errors in prescription and drug interactions Oftentimes a doctor will make a serious error in a prescription for a patient because he does not know which other drugs a person is taking, is not knowledgeable about certain drug interactions or prescribes the dosage incorrectly. Using the prescription registry on a computer grid could help reduce the errors in this process. Major pharmacies will be on the grid and will be a part of the large 'virtual organization' i.e. the grid prescription registry.. The pharmacies will maintain information relative to patient prescriptions by social security number.