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FDB provides clinical decision support within Better Meds EDU

Oct 12, 2023
FDB has agreed to supply its Multilex clinical decision support for Better’s Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) solution Better Meds within their Better Meds EDU programme for students.
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FDB’s OptimiseRx achieves savings of £300 million for the NHS

Apr 19, 2023
OptimiseRx enables prescribers to switch individual patients onto more clinically appropriate and less expensive medicines and has grown savings from £100 million to £300 million in just four years.
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FDB announces partnership with PRSB

Mar 30, 2023
FDB (First Databank) announced today that it has partnered with the PRSB (Professional Record Standards Body) as part of its Standards Partnership Scheme.
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FDB achieves ISO 13485 2016 certification – Quality Management System for medical devices

Feb 20, 2023
This is a significant step for FDB, the UK’s leading supplier of prescribing decision support solutions and it paves the way for the company’s journey towards up-classification of its solutions.
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Congenica and FDB collaborate to incorporate PGx into CDS Systems

Nov 9, 2022
Congenica, a UK digital health company enabling the rapid analysis and accurate interpretation of genomic data at scale, and FDB (First Databank), UK provider of medicines optimisation and clinical decision support solutions, today announce a collaboration agreement to develop the delivery of pharmacogenomics (PGx) results into point of care prescribing.
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Cleric integrates FDB’s Multilex clinical decision support into its Respond-2 solution

Mar 31, 2022
Cleric has integrated FDB’s Multilex clinical decision support into its Respond-2 solution, which is a state-of-the art graphic command and control system used by 999 and 111 Services.
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Northern Ireland's GPs to get prescribing decision support with FDB OptimiseRx

Jan 20, 2022
Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Board signs contract with FDB to deploy its primary care medicines optimisation solution to practices across the region. Significant benefits are expected for busy staff along with better outcomes for patients.
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Tech helps GPs reduce diabetes and stroke incidence through improved antipsychotic prescribing

Nov 9, 2021
New AHSN analysis of how NHS primary care prescribers use medicines optimisation solution FDB OptimiseRx, shows substantial clinical benefits and financial impact around reducing antipsychotic medicines for at risk patients. A return of £1.20 for every £1 invested was calculated from the impact of just three of more than 4,800 prescribing messages.
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FDB Multilex to provide clinical decision support to encompass

Jul 21, 2021
FDB (First Databank) has signed a deal to supply its Multilex clinical decision support solution to encompass, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland’s transformation initiative, which will introduce a digital integrated care record to Northern Ireland.
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FDB provides Multilex to Better Meds prescribing system

Jul 7, 2021
Better and FDB (First Databank) are collaborating in the UK, with FDB providing its Multilex clinical decision support solution into the Better Meds electronic prescribing system.
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GP use of tech helps prevent prescribing harm while saving NHS hundreds of millions

May 27, 2021
Academic analysis shows primary care prescribers have been preventing adverse drug reactions, harm and hospital admissions through safer prescribing, after using prescribing tech. The company behind the system also reveals that GPs have helped save hundreds of millions of pounds.
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26,000 falls may have been prevented after GPs used prescribing tech to change drugs for at risk patients

Feb 17, 2021
GPs and other NHS prescribers may have helped avoid tens of thousands of falls amongst the elderly after using prescribing decision technology FDB OptimiseRx to deliver guidance on avoiding adverse drug side effects, an Academic Health Science Network study suggests.
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FDB Statement on COVID-19

Jan 11, 2021
FDB (First Databank) continues to operate its business and all of its software solutions as normal.
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Drug information and new SNOMED concepts for COVID-19 vaccines in Multilex

Dec 18, 2020
The Multilex drug database includes records for the available COVID-19 vaccines in the UK (including the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162B2 manufactured by Pfizer- BioNTech) in line with the NHS BSA Dictionary of Medicines and Devices.
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Newly merged CCG expands tech support to improve practice prescribing

Aug 25, 2020
Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to support prescribers to improve the quality and safety of prescribing
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Thousands of GP practices to avoid hazardous prescribing with help from new PINCER tech partnership

Feb 11, 2020
University of Nottingham team and FDB partner to flag crucial national safety indicators to thousands of primary care professionals through OptimiseRx prescribing software
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