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Presentation by William J Loeffler IV and Amy Jo Michnik, January 26, 2007

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  1. 1. Drug Information Database William J. Loeffler IV Amy Jo Michnik
  2. 2. Our Contribution <ul><li>Monograph Template Design </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of the first two monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback on the plausibility of the concept </li></ul><ul><li>Provide advice for the progression of pubdrug from the perspective of a editor and a potential user of the database. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Points of Focus <ul><li>Target Users </li></ul><ul><li>Target Editors/Monograph Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Database Navigability </li></ul><ul><li>Editability </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Goal of Pubdrug </li></ul>
  4. 4. I. Target Users <ul><li>Healthcare Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists – mainly in an ambulatory setting in need of readily accessible drug information. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors – In need of up to date general drug information in a readable format. </li></ul>
  5. 5. II. Target Monograph Creators <ul><li>Pharmacy Students – P3 & P4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs written by students will be edited by faculty members or preceptor and editorial board. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacotherapy Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs will be edited by colleagues and editorial board. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. III. Depth of Information <ul><li>The monograph is designed to give the user the level of information they desire. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through tables and linkage to internal and external information the user controls the depth of information they receive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The information on Pubdrug is intended to be comprehensive without being exhaustive. </li></ul><ul><li>However, Pubdrug is also used to link to pharmacotherapy information such as: clinical guidelines for indications of the drug, primary literature linking, & pharmacogenomics information . </li></ul>
  7. 7. IV. Database Navigability <ul><li>The monographs were designed with the busy healthcare professional in mind . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick reference table. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug interactions table. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citations with external links to abstracts or full text articles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product information/availability table. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to information explaining terminology (e.g. Fredrickson Types IIa & IIb Hypercholesterolemia ). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. V. Editability <ul><li>The monographs are designed to utilize the wikimedia software to the fullest to prevent the need for partner programs such as java script. </li></ul><ul><li>This should improve the editability and creation of new drug monographs, respectively. </li></ul>
  9. 9. VI. Security <ul><li>Security of the information on pubdrug is approached through the use of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User account requirement for editing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editorial board proposal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification process with page locking. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. VII. Longevity <ul><li>The main concern over the next year is to have set goals in place to ensure the survival of the database: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 200 drugs by the end of 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy projects for P3 students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity of monograph construction with overlapping of students (i.e. P4 informatics teach P3 pharmacy project students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants to fund the database. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. VIII. Overall Goal of Pubdrug <ul><li>To provide free, unbiased, drug information written by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>To grow into a reputable & trusted self sustaining resource for drug information. </li></ul><ul><li>To show that The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy is innovative. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Concerns and Advice <ul><li>Use UB students to train new editors. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to take major new ideas/additions for the first 20 monographs or so </li></ul><ul><li>The site definitely will need an editorial board to review additions and continuous updates. </li></ul><ul><li>The updates can be done by classification. (i.e. X times per year each class is updated) </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Future <ul><li>Near Future: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train UB students/faculty for pharmacy projects, informatics rotations, volunteers, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These monographs are easily something a student or faculty member can construct during their free time and slowly build on it. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Future <ul><li>Far Future Ideas!: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of a link with or to prescription insurance companies formularies. This can be added as a table with HMO/insurance plan in one column coupled with its co-pay and tier in the adjacent column(s). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDA Versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spark nationwide pharmacy school involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for grants to fund the costs of updates, editorial board, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Introducing <ul><li>Lets take a few minutes to navigate through an example drug monograph the user “getting started” section of </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Questions? Questions? Questions? </li></ul>