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1. WO2016141216 - PHARMACY WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT WITH INTEGRATED ALERTS

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What is claimed is:

1. A pharmacy workstation for use in connection with execution of a pharmacy workflow management application, comprising:

a memory storing the pharmacy workflow management application;

a processor configured to access the pharmacy workflow management application stored in the memory to execute the pharmacy workflow management application; and

an interface in operative communication with the processor and an alert generation platform, wherein the processor is operative to process alert data of the alert generation platform from the interface and is operable to configure a display to present an alert indication corresponding to at least a portion of the alert data to the user at the pharmacy management workstation in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

2. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1, wherein the alert indication is displayed at a user interface of the pharmacy workstation presented on the display.

3. The pharmacy workstation of claim 2, wherein the user interface further comprises an input device.

4. The pharmacy workstation of claim 3, wherein the user interface comprises an interactive portion corresponding to the alert indication.

5. The pharmacy workstation of claim 4, wherein the alert indication comprises the interactive portion.

6. The pharmacy workstation of claim 4, wherein the interactive portion, upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using the input device, configures the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation.

7. The pharmacy workstation of claim 6, wherein the alert indication is provided on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a pharmacist workspace comprising a listing of dose orders of the pharmacy workflow management application.

8. The pharmacy workstation of claim 6, wherein the alert indication is provided on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to an interface for pharmacist verification of a dose order.

9. The pharmacy workstation of claim 3, further comprising:

a dose processing interface for receipt of dose order data of an order entry system, the dose order data comprising medication data regarding at least one dose order for administration in connection with provision of medical care.

10. The pharmacy workstation of claim 9, wherein the at least one dose order is populated into a dose order listing displayed at the display of the user interface of the pharmacy workstation.

11. The pharmacy workstation of claim 10, wherein the processor is operative to process the alert data of the alert generation platform from the interface in relation to the dose order listing to associate the alert indication with one or more corresponding respective dose order in the dose order listing.

12. The pharmacy workstation of claim 11, wherein the alert data comprises patient specific alert data.

13. The pharmacy workstation of claim 12, wherein the alert data comprises a first patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the alert data applies and the dose order data comprises a second patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the dose order is to be administered, and wherein correspondence of the first patient identifier and the second patient identifier results in the alert data being associated to the dose order.

14. The pharmacy workstation of claim 13 , wherein the dose order listing comprises at least one patient specific order and the user interface comprises a patient link that, upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using the input device, configures the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation to display a patient report corresponding to the patient associated with the at least one patient specific dose order from the alert generation platform in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

15. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1 1, wherein the alert indication is provided in corresponding relation to the dose order in the pharmacy workflow management application.

16. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1 1, wherein the input device is configured to receive a responsive input from a user of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a response to the alert indication.

17. The pharmacy workstation of claim 16, wherein the interface is in bidirectional communication with the alert generation platform to provide the responsive input to the alert generation platform.

18. The pharmacy workstation of claim 17, wherein the responsive input comprises instructions for modification of a corresponding dose order associated with the alert indication.

19. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1 , wherein the memory comprises alert processing rules accessible by the processor for processing the alert data received at the interface.

20. The pharmacy workstation of claim 19, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more triggering conditions for presentation of the alert indication in the pharmacy workflow management application.

21. The pharmacy workstation of claim 20, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the alert indication is displayed in corresponding relation to one or more dose orders in a dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

22. The pharmacy workstation of claim 20, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order in response to the alert indication.

23. The pharmacy workstation of claim 22, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the processor is operative to execute the one or more actions with respect to the given dose order in response to the alert indication.

24. The pharmacy workstation of claim 23, wherein the one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order comprises modification of a status of the given dose order in the dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

25. The pharmacy workstation of claim 24, wherein the pharmacy workflow management application comprises a user interface screen for displaying one or more given dose orders for which one or more actions have been taken in response to one or more corresponding alert indications.

26. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1, wherein the interface is in bidirectional communication with the alert generation platform, and wherein the processor is operative to configure the display to present report data in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application that is received from the alert generation platform in response to a request for the report data from the pharmacy workstation.

27. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1, wherein the pharmacy workstation is in operative communication with a server remote from the pharmacy workstation, and wherein the processor is in operative communication with the server for communication of the alert data to the server, and wherein the server stores a copy of the alert data in a server memory located at the server.

28. The pharmacy workstation of claim 1, wherein the alert data comprises information related to at least one of infection control or antimicrobial stewardship.

29. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer-readable instructions for configuration of a processor to:

execute a pharmacy workflow management application;

process alert data of an alert generation platform; and

configure a display to present an alert indication corresponding to at least a portion of the alert data to a user of the pharmacy workflow management application in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

30. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 29, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to display the alert indication at a user interface of the pharmacy workstation on the display.

31. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 30, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to display on the user interface an interactive portion corresponding to the alert indication.

32. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 31, wherein the alert indication comprises the interactive portion.

33. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 32, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at a pharmacy workstation upon receipt of a selection of the interactive portion by a user.

34. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 30, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to provide the alert indication on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a pharmacist workspace comprising a listing of dose orders of the pharmacy workflow management application.

35. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 30, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to provide the alert indication on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to an interface for pharmacist verification of a dose order.

36. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 30, further comprising computer-readable instructions for configuration of the processor to execute a dose processing interface for receipt of dose order data of an order entry system, the dose order data comprising medication data regarding at least one dose order for administration in connection with provision of medical care.

37. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 36, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to populate at least one dose order into a dose order listing displayed at the display of the user interface of the pharmacy workstation.

38. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 37, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to process the alert data of the alert generation platform from the interface in relation to the dose order listing to associate the alert indication with one or more corresponding respective dose order in the dose order listing.

39. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 38, wherein the alert data comprises patient specific alert data.

40. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 39, wherein the alert data comprises a first patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the alert data applies and the dose order data comprises a second patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the dose order is to be administered, and wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to determine correspondence of the first patient identifier and the second patient identifier and associate the alert data to the dose order based on the correspondence.

41. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 40, wherein the dose order listing comprises at least one patient specific order and the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to provide a patient link at the user interface that, upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using an input device, further configures the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation to display a patient report corresponding to the patient associated with the at least one patient specific dose order from the alert generation platform in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

42. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 40, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to provide the alert indication in corresponding relation to the dose order in the pharmacy workflow management application.

43. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 40, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to receive a responsive input from a user of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a response to the alert indication.

44. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 43, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to communicate with the alert generation platform to provide the responsive input to the alert generation platform.

45. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 44, wherein the responsive input comprises instructions for modification of a corresponding dose order associated with the alert indication.

46. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 29, wherein the computer-readable instructions comprises alert processing rules accessible by the processor for processing the alert data received at the interface.

47. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 46, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more triggering conditions for presentation of the alert indication in the pharmacy workflow management application.

48. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 47, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to display the alert indication in corresponding relation to one or more dose orders in a dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

49. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 48, wherein the alert processing rules

define one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order in response to the alert indication.

50. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 49, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to execute the one or more actions with respect to the given dose order in response to the alert indication.

51. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 50, wherein the one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order comprises modification of a status of the given dose order in the dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

52. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 51, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to display a user interface screen for displaying one or more given dose orders for which one or more actions have been taken in response to one or more corresponding alert indications by the pharmacy workflow management application.

53. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 29, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to communicate with the alert generation platform, and wherein the processor is operative to configure the display to present report data in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application that is received from the alert generation platform in response to a request for the report data from the pharmacy workstation.

54. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 29, wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor of the pharmacy workstation to communicate with a server remote from the pharmacy workstation, and wherein the computer-readable instructions configure the processor to communicate with the server for communication of the alert data to the server, and wherein the server stores a copy of the alert data in a server memory located at the server.

55. The non-transitory computer readable medium of claim 29, wherein the alert data comprises information related to at least one of infection control or antimicrobial stewardship.

56. A method for pharmacy workflow management, comprising:

executing a pharmacy workflow management application;

processing alert data of an alert generation platform; and

configuring a display to present an alert indication corresponding to at least a portion of the alert data to a user of the pharmacy workflow management application in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

57. The method of claim 56, further comprising:

displaying the alert indication at a user interface of the pharmacy workstation presented on the display.

58. The method of claim 57, wherein the user interface further comprises an input device.

59. The method of claim 58, wherein the user interface comprises an interactive portion corresponding to the alert indication.

60. The method of claim 59, wherein the alert indication comprises the interactive portion.

61. The method of claim 59, further comprising:

launching, by the processor, execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation upon selection of the interactive portion by a user by way of an input provided using the input device.

62. The method of claim 61, further comprising:

providing the alert indication on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a pharmacist workspace comprising a listing of dose orders of the pharmacy workflow management application.

63. The method of claim 61, further comprising:

providing the alert indication on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to an interface for pharmacist verification of a dose order.

64. The method of claim 58, further comprising:

executing a dose processing interface for receipt of dose order data of an order entry system, the dose order data comprising medication data regarding at least one dose order for administration in connection with provision of medical care.

65. The method of claim 64, further comprising:

populating the at least one dose order into a dose order listing displayed at the display of the user interface of the pharmacy workstation.

66. The method of claim 65, further comprising:

processing, using the processor, the alert data of the alert generation platform from the interface in relation to the dose order listing to associate the alert indication with one or more corresponding respective dose order in the dose order listing.

67. The method of claim 66, wherein the alert data comprises patient specific alert data.

68. The method of claim 67, wherein the alert data comprises a first patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the alert data applies and the dose order data comprises a second patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the dose order is to be administered, and wherein correspondence of the first patient identifier and the second patient identifier results in the alert data being associated to the dose order.

69. The method of claim 68, wherein the dose order listing comprises at least one patient specific order and the user interface comprises a patient link, and wherein the method further comprises:

launching alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using the input device to display a patient report corresponding to the patient associated with the at least one patient specific dose order from the alert generation platform in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

70. The method of claim 66, further comprising:

providing the alert indication in corresponding relation to the dose order in the pharmacy workflow management application.

71. The method of claim 66, further comprising:

receiving a responsive input from a user of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a response to the alert indication.

72. The method of claim 71, further comprising

communicating with the alert generation platform to provide the responsive input to the alert generation platform.

73. The method of claim 72, wherein the responsive input comprises instructions for modification of a corresponding dose order associated with the alert indication.

74. The method of claim 56, further comprising

applying alert processing rules accessible by the processor for processing the alert data received at the interface.

75. The method of claim 74, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more triggering conditions for presentation of the alert indication in the pharmacy workflow management application.

76. The method of claim 75, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the method further comprises displaying the alert indication in corresponding relation to one or more dose orders in a dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

77. The method of claim 76, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order in response to the alert indication.

78. The method of claim 77, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the method further comprises executing the one or more actions with respect to the given dose order in response to the alert indication.

79. The method of claim 78, further comprising:

modifying a status of the given dose order in the dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application based on the alert indication.

80. The method of claim 79, wherein the method further comprises:

displaying one or more given dose orders for which one or more actions have been taken in response to one or more corresponding alert indications at a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow

management application.

81. The method of claim 56, further comprising:

configuring the display to present report data in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application that is received from the alert generation platform in response to a request for the report data from the pharmacy workstation.

82. The method of claim 56, further comprising:

communicating the alert data to a server remote from the pharmacy workstation, wherein the server stores a copy of the alert data in a server memory located at the server.

83. The method of claim 1, wherein the alert data comprises information related to at least one of infection control or antimicrobial stewardship.

84. A pharmacy workstation for use in connection with execution of a pharmacy workflow management application, comprising:

a memory storing the pharmacy workflow management application;

a processor configured to access the pharmacy workflow management application stored in the memory to execute the pharmacy workflow management application; and

an alert generation module executable by the processor to configure the processor to communicate with one or more healthcare information sources and to generate alert data based at least in part on healthcare data of the one or more healthcare information sources, wherein the alert generation module is operative to process the alert data and configure a display to present an alert indication corresponding to at least a portion of the alert data to the user at the pharmacy management workstation in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

85. The pharmacy workstation of claim 84, wherein the alert indication is displayed at a user interface of the pharmacy workstation presented on the display.

86. The pharmacy workstation of claim 85, wherein the user interface further comprises an input device.

87. The pharmacy workstation of claim 86, wherein the user interface comprises an interactive portion corresponding to the alert indication.

88. The pharmacy workstation of claim 87, wherein the alert indication comprises the interactive portion.

89. The pharmacy workstation of claim 87, wherein the interactive portion, upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using the input device, configures the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation.

90. The pharmacy workstation of claim 89, wherein the alert indication is provided on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a pharmacist workspace comprising a listing of dose orders of the pharmacy workflow management application.

91. The pharmacy workstation of claim 89, wherein the alert indication is provided on a user interface screen of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to an interface for pharmacist verification of a dose order.

92. The pharmacy workstation of claim 86, further comprising:

a dose processing interface for receipt of dose order data of an order entry system, the dose order data comprising medication data regarding at least one dose order for administration in connection with provision of medical care.

93. The pharmacy workstation of claim 92, wherein the at least one dose order is populated into a dose order listing displayed at the display of the user interface of the pharmacy workstation.

94. The pharmacy workstation of claim 93, wherein the processor is operative to process the alert data of the alert generation platform from the interface in relation to the dose order listing to associate the alert indication with one or more corresponding respective dose order in the dose order listing.

95. The pharmacy workstation of claim 94, wherein the alert data comprises patient specific alert data.

96. The pharmacy workstation of claim 95, wherein the alert data comprises a first patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the alert data applies and the dose order data comprises a second patient identifier corresponding to a patient to whom the dose order is to be administered, and wherein correspondence of the first patient identifier and the second patient identifier results in the alert data being associated to the dose order.

97. The pharmacy workstation of claim 96, wherein the dose order listing comprises at least one patient specific order and the user interface comprises a patient link that, upon selection by a user by way of an input provided using the input device, configures the processor to launch execution of the alert generation platform at the pharmacy workstation to display a patient report corresponding to the patient associated with the at least one patient specific dose order from the alert generation platform in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application.

98. The pharmacy workstation of claim 94, wherein the alert indication is provided in corresponding

relation to the dose order in the pharmacy workflow management application.

99. The pharmacy workstation of claim 94, wherein the input device is configured to receive a responsive input from a user of the pharmacy workflow management application corresponding to a response to the alert indication.

100. The pharmacy workstation of claim 99, wherein the responsive input is provided to the alert generation platform.

101. The pharmacy workstation of claim 100, wherein the responsive input comprises instructions for modification of a corresponding dose order associated with the alert indication.

102. The pharmacy workstation of claim 84, wherein the memory comprises alert processing rules accessible by the processor for processing the alert data.

103. The pharmacy workstation of claim 102, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more triggering conditions for presentation of the alert indication in the pharmacy workflow management application.

104. The pharmacy workstation of claim 103, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the alert indication is displayed in corresponding relation to one or more dose orders in a dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

105. The pharmacy workstation of claim 103, wherein the alert processing rules define one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order in response to the alert indication.

106. The pharmacy workstation of claim 105, wherein upon satisfaction of the one or more triggering conditions, the processor is operative to execute the one or more actions with respect to the given dose order in response to the alert indication.

107. The pharmacy workstation of claim 106, wherein the one or more actions to be taken with respect to a given dose order comprises modification of a status of the given dose order in the dose order listing of the pharmacy workflow management application.

108. The pharmacy workstation of claim 107, wherein the pharmacy workflow management application comprises a user interface screen for displaying one or more given dose orders for which one or more actions have been taken in response to one or more corresponding alert indications.

109. The pharmacy workstation of claim 84, wherein the processor is operative to configure the display to present report data in connection with the pharmacy workflow management application that is received from the alert generation platform in response to a request for the report data from the pharmacy workstation.

1 10. The pharmacy workstation of claim 84, wherein the pharmacy workstation is in operative communication with a server remote from the pharmacy workstation, and wherein the processor is in operative communication with the server for communication of the alert data to the server, and wherein the server stores a copy of the alert data in a server memory located at the server.

1 1 1. The pharmacy workstation of claim 84, wherein the alert data comprises information related to at least one of infection control or antimicrobial stewardship.

1 12. A medical information processing system for exchange of medical information, comprising: a medical information processing platform comprising at least one processor configured for receipt and distribution of medical information;

one or more exchange interfaces executed by the medical information processing platform that are in operative communication with a plurality of medical information sources each configured to store digital medical information and operable to communicate the digital medical information with the medical information processing platform by way of the one or more exchange interfaces; and

a memory at the medical information processing platform configured for storage of the digital medical information received from the plurality of medical information sources, wherein the memory comprises a formulary for use in the provision of medical care, and wherein the formulary reflects information regarding the digital medical information received from the plurality of medication information sources.

1 13. The medical information processing system of claim 1 12, wherein a first of the plurality of medical information sources comprises an alert generation platform and a second of the plurality of medical information sources comprises a pharmacy workstation.