MedicalDirector’s AusDI leads the way integrating Natural Medicines™ content in Australia

16 December, 2020

Sydney, Australia – In a first-of-its-kind solution in Australia, Clinical software company MedicalDirector will integrate the globally recognised Natural Medicines database from TRC Healthcare into its medicines information platform, AusDI.

AusDI, MedicalDirector’s extensive collection of referential medicines information and decision support content, is accessed by tens of thousands* of health professionals in clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and government facilities across Australia. Compiled by pharmacists, under the guidance of an editorial advisory committee, the content is updated daily and published monthly, in line with the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Natural Medicines is the only database that includes the actual label information of nearly all vitamins and supplements sold in the U.S. Clinicians can be confident they’re accessing the most authoritative resource available for dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies,” said Wes Crews, Chief Executive Officer at TRC Healthcare.

The inclusion of Natural Medicines content is set to unlock a new level of interactive, evidence-based data on the effectiveness and safety of integrative medicine products and formulations. AusDI enables quick access to Natural Medicines’ comprehensive information about dietary supplements, complementary medicines and integrative therapies from the convenience of a single-medicines information platform.

By providing the most current and objective data on integrative products and interactions with pharmaceutical or over-the-counter medicines and various medical conditions, the AusDI update seeks to increase clinical awareness, enhance health literacy, and improve patient outcomes.

“This is one of the most in-depth resources of its kind to be delivered in Australia. We’re proud to partner with TRC Healthcare to support medical professionals and their patients to make informed, evidence-based decisions that promote ideal health outcomes,” said CEO of MedicalDirector, Matthew Bardsley

MedicalDirector’s Natural Medicines update demonstrates their ongoing commitment to being a trusted source of accurate medical information across multiple specialities, for Australian health professionals. 

About MedicalDirector

MedicalDirector is a leading primary healthcare technology company that for over 25 years has provided innovative, proprietary software solutions that help General Practice (GP) and specialist medical practices deliver care to their patients. Our software platform integrates seamlessly to enable faster and more collaborative workflows in medical practices and connectivity into the broader healthcare system.

Approximately 20,000 clinicians use MedicalDirector to manage and deliver 80+ million patient consultations per year, across small and large medical practices. Key software features include practice management, clinical health records, medical billing, reporting, referral management and patient engagement.

Today, MedicalDirector is a first-mover in innovative, cloud-based healthcare software through Helix, and in delivering customisable solutions for medical professionals in Australia and now in the United Kingdom. The comprehensive suite of solutions utilises the latest tools and technologies to simplify workflows and enable interoperability across healthcare systems. With MedicalDirector, medical practices can manage higher patient volumes, improving productivity and providing doctors the flexibility to deliver care anytime, anywhere on any device.

About TRC Healthcare

TRC Healthcare is the leading provider of digital medication learning that updates, informs, and educates healthcare providers across the continuum of care. In addition to its highly regarded Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, and Natural Medicines online resources, TRC provides online solutions for hospital and community clinicians that expand on its trusted recommendations, such as drug comparison charts, patient education handouts, FAQs, and tutorials in its web-based products. In addition, TRC provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs, and keeps clinicians and administrators informed via its continuing education (CE) dashboard and CE Organizer. TRC provides the largest catalog of education and advisory services in the industry for pharmacy, delivering nearly 400 course options to help technicians and clinicians. TRC leads the way in the training of new pharmacy technicians with Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU), the first online accredited, interactive training program of its kind. Nearly 500,000 healthcare professionals rely on TRC’s advisory and education service to access concise, unbiased, timely information to improve medication use, prevent medication errors, and improve overall patient care, quality and outcomes.