This simple form demonstrates how the data in RxTerms can be used
to support medications data entry, for example, in an e-prescribing
or Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) application.
In the "Drug Name" field, type in the generic name (e.g.,
hydrochlorothiazide), brand name (e.g., MICROZIDE) or a common
synonym/abbreviation (e.g., HCTZ). A pick-list appears with all the
drugs whose names match the letters you type in. Note that the list
shortens as each additional letter is typed so very often you do not
need to type in the full name.
Click on one of the choices.
Move to the "Strength" field. A list of available strength/dose
form combinations for the drug that you chose appears.
Click on the desired strength/dose form combination. The program
has gathered enough information to identify the RXCUI of the
clinical drug which can be stored in the backend database. In an
actual CPOE application, you will proceed to enter other information
(e.g., frequency, duration) to complete the order (not shown).