FMK- shared medication record

Contact information:  

Annemarie Hellebek, Danish Society for Patient Safety

[email protected]


Originally developed by: National IT
Country of origin: Denmark
Year of development: 2012
Last updated: No information available
Next update: No information available
Available in the following languages: Danish – with an English description
Reason for not fulfilling the requirements: Not available in English
Database not available

Type of tool: other (database)

Short description

The medication record is a new public database with updated medication information which can be shared among doctors in primary care and secondary care.

Target audience

Doctors, pharmacists, nurses

Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)

All care settings

Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice

It is currently used in Denmark.

Needed resources (financial, material, human)

It was developed over several years.

Needed time for implementation

Probably one year

Strengths and limitations

Requires that health care professionals update the database at all transitions;
requires that prescription data is stored electronically.