Smart Meds, EMD’s side effect decision support tool is designed to add adverse
drug effects to the differential list and stimulate thinking about drug side effects when
there is diagnostic doubt or question. Clinicians worldwide use Smart Meds to
improve diagnostic accuracy of adverse drug effects and find the correct diagnosis
earlier. Using the latest natural language search technologies, the EMD Smart Meds
system can take a pattern of multiple drugs and symptoms and instantly compute
most likely drug side effects from a vast professional side effect database.
By complementing the clinician’s knowledge and expertise, and through access to evidence-
based content, Smart Meds can rapidly assist in determining or confirming
a diagnosis of a drug side effect and help answer the question “Could this be due to drugs?”. Using Smart Meds, or Double Check Drugs, a Smart Meds for patients, to minimize delay or misdiagnosis can impact downstream
quality, safety, clinical, and financial outcomes.