RxTerms Demo Form
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).