Drug and therapeutic knowledge base on tap for Canadian providers

The Canadian Pharmacists Association and PEPID Canada have partnered to offer a bilingual drug and therapeutic knowledge base for healthcare information systems.

CPhA, a nonprofit advocating for Canadian pharmacists, provides a wide range of Canadian, evidence-based drug and therapeutic information in print, online and mobile formats for healthcare professionals. These bilingual databases, with PEPID Canada resources and technology, now have the capability to be integrated into all healthcare information systems.

"We are leveraging PEPID Canada expertise in clinical decision support technology with our bilingual therapeutic and drug information to create integrated resources that are easily accessible,” said James de Gaspé Bonar, Senior Director of Digital Publishing Solutions at CPhA.

PEPID Canada, a provider of drug data and clinical decision support resources, is available on all mobile devices, online or delivered into an existing electronic medical record system. PEPID Canada’s resources include thousands of disease profiles, medical and dosing calculators, drug interactions and allergy checker, patient education information and more.

“This partnership is significant; 50 years of expertise intertwined with cutting edge technology in the hands of healthcare providers across Canada could potentially translate into a quantifiable improvement in patient care and a reduction in errors for all Canadians," said John Wagner, PEPID Canada chairman.