First Databank, a provider provider of clinical drug knowledge that helps improve medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, today announced that an affiliate of theirs has acquired Design Clinicals, Inc., a healthcare information technology company providing clinician-friendly solutions for improving medication reconciliation and the delivery of patient care. Design Clinicals, based in Seattle, Washington, began operations in 2005, is led by founder and CEO Dewey Howell, MD, PhD, a practicing family physician turned healthcare information technology software developer.
“I have always been impressed with First Databank’s commitment to patient safety, clinician efficiency and overall quality. By joining forces, I am confident that together we will enable successful implementation of clinically-useful medication reconciliation and decision support.”
“The Design Clinicals acquisition supports FDB’s mission of delivering solutions that help improve medication-related decisions,” said Bob Katter, executive vice president, FDB. “The optimal electronic medication reconciliation solution needs to incorporate intuitive drug knowledge and seamlessly integrate with the leading information system vendors. This is where the combined abilities of FDB and Design Clinicals are well positioned. We are extremely excited to combine our areas of expertise and partner with our [Read more…]