Jon D. Duke, M.D., a medical informatics fellow at the Regenstrief Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has created an easy-to-use graphical online tool called RXplore that allows physicians and other healthcare providers to retrieve adverse reaction data for multiple medications simultaneously, and with an intuitive visual representation.
With RXplore, a physician can easily call up a visualization of the top 10 side effects of a specific drug or ask only for side effects relating to a particular specialty, such as gastroenterology. Alternatively, the doctor may request a snapshot of those drugs that cause a particular symptom, such as liver problems.
Answering such questions with RXplore took less than a minute and testers reported unanimously that they preferred the new tool to what they previously used to determine drug effects.
Duke’s work is published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
Video: Demonstration of RXplore…
*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*