SysPharma is a decision support tool designed ad hoc in the context of adverse reactions during the drug administration process.
The incidence of most cancers and cancer mortality increases with age and more than 60% occurs in the population over 65, in many cases, with other chronic diseases with their own treatments. And the antineoplastic therapy joins the preparation of the patient or reduction of side effects.
In this scenario of possible interactions and adverse events, the application for medical and pharmaceutical professionals is focused.
The project is limited to a first phase of an oncological field for those patients who go to an external hospital pharmacy.
On the other hand, the tool will offer a means of communication between the Pharmacy Service and the clinical services with which they usually work and that are of reference for the patient. This communication tool will facilitate the flow of information between pharmacists and clinicians to improve both the safety in the treatment of patients and the quality of service perceived by them.
One of the most important facets of this project is that it has been conceptualized from simulation and emulation so that, once the model has been tested and validated by all the actors involved in the process, it is implemented for regular use.
This tool provides health professionals with information regarding the risk that patients have to suffer from interactions and adverse events in the administration of drugs.
It makes available to oncologists and hospital pharmacy a way of exchanging information that allows the consultation of interactions reports per patient.
It offers a way of communication for the resolution of doubts between both services before the appearance of a case of interaction.
SysPharma: Sistema de Soporte a la Decisión Clínica en el riesgo de interacción farmacológica. Armengol de la Hoz, M.; Arias, M.; Muñoz, S.; Rodríguez Del Rio, E.; Pacheco, M.; Mayol, J.; González-Ferrer, A.; and Valcárcel, M. In Actas del XIX Congreso Nacional de Informática para la Salud, INFORSALUD 2016, Madrid, Marzo 8-10, pages 121-126. 2016.