Enhancing Standards for Medications

Standardized representation of drug information is needed to facilitate the management of medication lists for clinical decision support (CDS) rules, including those used for clinical pharmacogenomics. The existing standards used to represent drug data within clinical information systems do not contain the level of precision necessary to enable the efficient maintenance of large-scale genomic CDS rules. This study, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Informatics, systematically identifies and resolves limitations in drug terminologies.