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Inefficiencies in the Practice of Medicine And Unmet Needs
MDPad features and the inefficiencies they solve

MDPad’s integrated adaptive (AI) system provides decision support and intelligently synthesizes and organizes information to efficiently provide physicians real value without the need for customization.

Reported numbers are per physician per year unless otherwise noted.

 Order Entry - Societal Benefits  
  98,000 Americans die annually as a result of medication errors.
Preventable adverse events are a leading cause of death in the United States. Total national costs are estimated to be between $37.6 billion and $50 billion for adverse events and between $17 billion and $29 billion for preventable adverse events.
  2.4 million prescriptions are filled improperly each year in Massachusetts.
88% of the errors involve giving patients the wrong drug or the wrong strength.
  Computerized drug order entry systems have much potential to reduce errors.
Physician computer order entry can prevent up to 84% of the missing dose medication errors, 86% of potential adverse drug events and 60% of preventable adverse drug events.
  Computerized prescribing in the practice of medicine is a change, which is long over-due. Virtually all prescriptions written in the United States are still handwritten. Instead, medication orders should be performed on a system interacting with 3 databases, i.e. 1) patient drug history, 2) scientific drug information and reference guidelines, and 3) patient-specific (laboratory and weight) data.
  More than 50% of patients with life-threatening medical conditions fail to receive appropriate therapies.

 Order Entry – Pharmacy Benefit Managers Benefits  
  Payers lose $20k - $40k per physician per year, due to incomplete formulary compliance.

 Order Entry – Other Payers Benefits  
  Payers lose $100k - $150k per physician per year due to physicians ordering unnecessary or duplicate tests.

1 This number exceeds the deaths attributable to motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297) and AIDS (16,516). Summary of Findings from Institute of Medicine Report: To Err is Human, 1998
2 An adverse event is an injury caused by medical management rather than by the underlying disease or condition of the patient. It manifests by prolonged hospitalization or disability at the time of discharge or both. In a study of 36,653 hospitalized patients, 731 adverse drug events in 648 patients were identified, but physicians, pharmacists and nurses reported only 92 of these. To Err is Human, 1998
3 To Err is Human, 1998
4 The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy estimates in To Err is Human, 1998
5 To Err is Human, 1998
6 Computerized Prescribing. Building the Electronic Infrastructure for Better Medication Usage, Schiff GD and Rucker TD, JAMA 1998 April 1; v. 279: 1024-1029