[excuse my English]
A lot of medical mistakes are happening in medication therapy.
World Health Organization (WHO) provides very good practical guide "Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual" (http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Jwhozip23e/). But to have recommended rules does not mean to use them. All of them (doctors, nurses, ..) are humans only. Our project intended to significally decrease amount of medication errors (off-labled usage).
What it does
Accordingly manual, there are six main steps for good prescribing. Many clinics and doctors are using Microsoft Office in daily pracice. We have implemented five steps of six as Word Add-In to help medical staff to use WHO's recommendations in their practice.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
To export my project in other countries I need to resolve two main national problems - usage local drug dictionary (vidal, for example) and national personal data regulations.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Project is still in development but today I can say for sure - this is absolutely possible to integrate smart IT in known Office environment.
What I learned
Office 365 in combination with third party cloud services is a perfect platform for implementing printed (formal) rules and recommedations in the real daily practical usage.
What's next for WHO Rx
1) Pilot testing of the current version. 2) Integration with mobile Microsoft HealthVault mobile client 3) Implementaton FHIR standard for all medical data and processes. 4) Integration some country specific services (Vidal drug dictionary, for example)