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Fred IT Group and Australian Medicines Handbook announce a new partnership to improve access to medicines information

The pharmacy IT software provider has partnered with the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) to provide users of Fred NXT with direct access to medicines information while dispensing, beginning from Monday 15 January.

AMH is a peer-reviewed, independent national drug reference, widely used by health professionals as a clinical resource to allow them to compare drugs and make informed prescribing choices.

Pharmacies that use Fred NXT and have a subscription to AMH Online will now be able to directly access AMH content from their Fred NXT app bar while they are dispensing.

As a result, pharmacists will be able to access relevant information about medicines at the time of dispensing, supporting informed and efficient dispensing and prescribing.

“Our partnership with Fred is based on mutual goals of strengthening medication information systems and promoting the quality use of medicines information in Australia,” says David Dart, General Manager of AMH.

“It is an important step in increasing the number of health professionals who have streamlined access to secure, up-to-date medicines information available to them during their work.”

“Fred is deeply committed to using IT to connect health professionals with secure, quality sources of information that inform clinical decision-making,” says Paul Naismith, pharmacist and CEO of Fred.

“This partnership with the Australian Medicines Handbook is a fantastic example of how health and IT can work together to strengthen medication information systems whilst protecting the interests of health professionals and patients.”

Direct access to AMH Online will be visible in Fred NXT from 15 January.

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