Medicinal product or molecule?

– The challenge for medicines interoperability:

For medicines interoperability to work across our healthcare system, standards are essential. But complying with these standards can often be harder than it seems. The PRSB information standards have the potential to make medicines data truly interoperable – but interoperability will also require a change in the way we prescribe medicines in secondary care. Molecule based prescribing (prescribing just the name of the active ingredient) is helpful in many ways – but for interoperability to work, we need to document the actual medicinal products a patient leaves hospital with, or there will always be a need for humans to clear up the ambiguity.

Read the latest Blog from Joel Ratnasothy – Medicinal product or molecule? – PRSB (

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