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Gentu offers the Integrated Medicines Information (IMI) service, which automatically checks drug interactions in realtime as you create prescriptions.
Integrated Medicines Information is an optional add-on to your Gentu subscription, and is offered on a per-provider basis.
To activate the Integrated Medicines Information service:
- Navigate to Settings > Manage Users
- Click on your username (or the doctor's username)
- Select the Integrated Medicines Information tab.
- Click Activate.
You will be presented with a pop-up window detailing the Integrated Medicines Information disclaimer.
Please read the disclaimer carefully. We strongly recommend that you also read the full terms & conditions which are linked in the disclaimer.
If you accept the terms & conditions, click Activate to proceed.
Activating Integrated Medicines Information will also automatically email you a copy of the terms & conditions document.
After activating Integrated Medicines Information, the Activate button will change to Deactivate.
You can deactivate Integrated Medicines Information at any time by returning to this page and selecting Deactivate.
After activating Integrated Medicines Information, you will be presented with further options.
Integrated Medicines Informations' drug interaction checking will alert you in realtime when there are interactions between drugs which are being prescribed to a patient.
You can set the alert threshold by selecting an option from the Alert me when a clinical interaction is... drop down menu.
By default, the alert threshold is set to Major or Moderate.
Under the Additional Settings heading, you can toggle the override reason setting.
When toggled on, you will not be able to prescribe a medication with a flagged interaction until you have manually overridden the interaction.
Please see below for more information on overrides.
After activating IMI, the drug interaction checking will occur in realtime as you prescribe medications.
For information on the prescribing workflow, please see the Prescribing article.
When you add new medications for a patient, Gentu will check:
- Interactions between this medication and any medications previously saved to the patient
- This includes deactivated medications.
- Gentu will continue to check interactions for deactivated medications up to 12 months past the deactivation date.
- Interactions between all medications added at the same time (if there are two or more).
- Interactions between the currently selected medication(s) and allergen agents added to the patients' Adverse Reactions list.
If interactions are present, they will be listed to the right of the prescribing window.
Select an override reason from the drop down menu.
If you choose Other, you will be prompted to enter additional information.
Press Override to save the override.
Once all overrides have been applied, you can press Prescribe to print the prescription.