First DataBank Signs Major New Contract with BT

First DataBankFirst DataBank, the UK's leading provider of drug knowledge bases and active clinical decision support, has been awarded a contract by BT for its Multilex Drug Data File (Multilex DDF). This will be incorporated into CSE Healthcare Systems', RiO electronic patient record system which BT is installing at community and mental health trusts in London and the south of England as part of the NHS National Programme for Information Technology.

RiO provides an electronic patient clinical and administrative record including performance reporting capability. This latest release of RiO incorporating Multilex DDF will feature e-prescribing functionality integrated into the clinical workflow.

Multilex DDF is the UK's most comprehensive and widely used drug knowledge base, holding clinical and commercial information on all UK pharmaceutical products, offering the option of patient specific clinical decision support at the point of care. It is currently utilised within a variety of clinical systems across primary care, secondary care and community pharmacy but until now Multilex DDF has not been widely available to clinicians in mental health or certain community care settings.

BT will be looking to implement RiO containing Multilex DDF in London and the South over the next year.

Darren Nichols, Managing Director, First DataBank said: "BT is ideally placed to make a major contribution to the UK healthcare IT landscape. Our contract with BT marks the beginning of an important widening of access to the drug knowledge base that has proven so valuable in increasing patient safety.

Kevin Gee, head of BT's community and mental health business unit, said: "BT in conjunction with the London Programme for IT has made great strides in rolling out RiO to trusts in London and the south of England, bringing real benefits to staff and patients alike. With the addition of First DataBank's drug knowledge base, the system has been further enhanced and equips healthcare professionals with a valuable tool which can help provide better, safer patient care."

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About First DataBank
First DataBank is the UK's leading provider of drug knowledge bases and active clinical decision support. With over 30 years' experience of maintaining, developing and integrating drug knowledge bases across the entire healthcare spectrum, First DataBank has unrivalled expertise and knowledge in this specialist field. NHS Connecting for Health has chosen First DataBank to provide drug-related clinical decision support.

Patient safety is the driving force behind our business. Through the effective integration of our products into clinical systems, we enable safer prescribing, dispensing and administration.

Our Multilex Drug Data File - the UK's most comprehensive and widely used drug knowledge base - is in daily use by thousands of healthcare professionals in the UK.

For further information visit www.firstdatabank.co.uk.

About CSE
CSE Healthcare Systems, previously known as CSE Servelec, is one of the UK's leading providers of Clinical Information and Patient Administration Systems.

CSE Healthcare Systems has over 15 years of experience in developing high quality, enterprise-wide systems for implementation across both community and hospital based services.

Building on the success of RiO, to date, the product continues to be developed to meet the changing needs of Community and Mental Health services. For further information visit www.cse-healthcare.com.

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