Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 - First DataBank
Hong Kong, China, February 10th, 2010 – First DataBank (FDB), the leading global provider of drug databases and clinical decision support, today announced a partnership with St. Paul’s Hospital, a private 400-bed hospital located in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. In the new partnership, First DataBank’s clinical decision support and drug database will be linked with the hospital’s Siemens i.s.h.med Hospital Information System as part of its patient safety improvement initiative.

FDB’s clinical decision support will provide clinicians with tailored warning messages on potential drug-drug interactions, contraindications and precautions, as well as sensitivities and duplicate therapies during prescribing and dispensing.

FDB’s drug database will further support medical staff by enabling them to access detailed drug information electronically instead of by consulting a reference book. The comprehensive information which includes dosing, side effects, and drug indications, will be available while performing error-prone tasks like prescribing and dispensing.

Mr. Samuel Cheung, General Manager, St. Paul’s Hospital, comments on the partnership: “As part of our patient safety initiative at St. Paul’s Hospital it is clear that we need to provide better tools to help our clinicians to prescribe and dispense more safely. We chose First DataBank because of its reliability and track record in providing products which support this aim. The extraordinary detail in the database benefits clinicians by providing relevant and useful messages.”

Mr. Chung Liauw, Managing Director, First DataBank Australia, adds: “We look forward to a close working relationship with St. Paul’s as we support them in the delivery of excellent healthcare to the local community. St. Paul’s joins other elite hospitals in the region by providing leadership in the use of clinical decision support.”

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First DataBank


First DataBank (FDB) is the world’s leading provider of drug knowledge bases and active clinical decision support. With over 30 years’ experience of maintaining, developing and integrating drug knowledge bases across the entire healthcare spectrum, FDB has unrivalled expertise and knowledge in this specialist field. Patient safety is the driving force behind our business. Through the effective integration of our products into clinical systems, we enable safer prescribing, dispensing and administration.
Chung Liauw
P: +61 (03) 6425 6256
M: +61 (0) 438 64 2562
W: www.firstdatabank.com.au/

St. Paul’s Hospital Hong Kong


St. Paul's Hospital, Located at the heart of Causeway Bay, St. Paul's Hospital is a leading private Hong Kong hospital. Operated by the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres Order. It started its medical mission in 1898 by looking after the poor and the underprivileged in Wan Chai and Happy Valley. The hospital has over 400 beds with well over 30 departments to provide a comprehensive medical service to the public. There has been continuous development and modernization of the hospital over the century, including adoption of the latest medical equipment and technology.

W: www.stpaul.org.hk/

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clinical decision support, drug information, drug database

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