MedAware Uses Data Analytics to Prevent Medication Errors

By: Alyson Wyers - May 16, 2015
References: medaware & springwise
In an effort to prevent medication errors, this platform is using big data to improve healthcare and save lives. MedAware uses data analytics to flag prescription mistakes, giving medical and health professionals the chance to fix them before any patients are at risk. Just in the United States, a million injuries happen every year due to incorrect prescriptions, resulting in many preventable deaths.

MedAware hopes to make a significant dent in this statistic by using big data and analytics to detect a larger range of potential problems more accurately, compared to current systems. Conventionally, clinicians rely on rules.

Every time a new drug is prescribed, the MedAware system scans for deviations from prescription patterns in similar patients. These deviations are often errors, which when reported, can prevent medication errors.