Smartphone applications and websites developed by the University of Liverpool to help healthcare professionals to safely prescribe medications for HIV and Hepatitis patients have been shortlisted for a Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Award.
The Liverpool HIV iChart and the Liverpool HEP iChart which have been developed and maintained by researchers at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, have been shortlisted for an award in the Quality Improvement Category.
The RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2017 aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient-centred care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.
The resource provides a comprehensive drug interaction resource, which is freely available to healthcare workers, patients and researchers across the globe.
Many drug combinations have the potential to interact and this can affect patient safety or the effectiveness of treatment. For this reason, some drug combinations should not be given at all, while other drugs may be used together with caution.
The applications and websites (www.hiv-druginteractions.org and http://www.hep-druginteractions.org/) provide guides to interactions that may occur between different HIV and HEP drugs and over 600 co-medications that a patient may be prescribed, as well as recreational drugs and herbals.
The smartphone apps has been fully optimised for both Android and i0S and can be downloaded for free from the Apple store and Google Play. To date it has been downloaded more than 64,500 times.
Winners will be announced during a special ceremony on Thursday, 16 March.
For more information please visit: http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org
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