More information on RefillWizard can be found at our website at: www.refillwizard.com Overview Using a web application, RefillWizard allows physicians to define custom protocols for medication refills allowing subsequent access by their team (e.g. MAs, RNs).  With access, the team can complete medication refills under certain circumstances (ie. defined by the physician) or at a minimum "prepare" the refill requests for the physicians so they have all the information needed to make a decision on the refill request.  We estimate RefillWizard can save the doctor upwards of 30 minutes a day and decrease turn-around time from 48 hours to 2 hours for patients.  Using RefillWizard, physicians can spend less time performing refills, and more on what they do best - caring for patients.  With that said, RefillWizard does not replace the physician, but it is designed to handle the simple, repeatable tasks which can be handled by software.  If RefillWizard is ever unsure the best course of action, it will always refer to the physician's knowledge.   By incorporating protocols into practice, RefillWizard can improve quality by ensuring consistant, effective care across the entire patient population.  RefillWizard ensures that these protocols are followed by capturing them in application logic, rather than in the hands of fallible clinicians.   Usage Considerations Currently RefillWizard has three medication protocols: Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol.  Every medication NOT listed receives the "general medication" protocol.  Each protocol encompasses a small subset of the medications.  Each of these medications is listed below: Diabetes: Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza), Glipizide (Glocotrol), Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase) , Glimepiride (Amaryl), Rosiglitazone (Avandia), Pioglitazone (Actos) Cholesterol: Simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor), Atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Altocor, Altoprev, Mevacor), Mevastatin(Compactin), Pitavastatin (Livalo), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Rosuvastatin (Crestor) Hypertension: Captopril (Capoten, Lopril), Enalapril (Vasotec, Renitec), Lisinopril (Novatec, Zestril, Prinvil)   Additionally, medication names which begin with a number do not fall into the "general protocol".    RefillWizard was created under the guidance of: Dr. Lyle Berkowitz, Ash Gupta, and Jonathan Baran.      

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