XVT Solutions is pleased to announce that we have received formal recognition for Best ICT Solution at the annual 2012 TAS ICT Awards for the Electronic Recording and Reporting of Controlled Drugs system.
In 2008 XVT Solutions commenced collaboration with Pharmaceutical Services Branch in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Pharmacist of Tasmania to design solutions to address the problems around the use and misuse of prescription drugs – highlighted by calls from coroners, law enforcers and consumer groups which has been the subject of recent media coverage.
We developed a solution based on analysing dispensing events from all community and hospital pharmacies in real-time, where sophisticated data matching and risk profiling can identify patients at risk of harm, as well as detecting people suspected of trafficking in painkillers, forging prescriptions and “doctor shopping”.
Having been in place for 2 years, the result goes against the national and global trend that has been the subject of much media attention – the mortality rates associated with the use of these drugs in Tasmania has reversed.
Over the past year we have worked with the Australian Government to extend the Tasmanian system to deliver a national solution that provides cross-border controls and greater information to assist health professionals in clinical decision making. This system is currently being enhanced to cater for a national solution which will be made available to all states and territories.
Lawrence Howson, Managing Director of XVT Solutions was present to accept the award “I would like to thank the incredible team at XVT who have worked hard to deliver exactly what was needed, on time and within budget.”
“I would also like to acknowledge and thank Tasmania’s Chief Pharmacist and her staff for the visionary, leading approach to this tragically problematic area. As a company, we are proud to be associated with a solution that helps reduce the harm and suffering associated with the misuse of prescription drugs.”
XVT Solutions is a software consultancy and development company with over 11 years’ experience across a range of industries, specialising in health services. We use a combination of the best technologies and stringent agile practices to encourage innovation and ensure we meet business objectives efficiently with outstanding results.