Famous German biologist and philosopher of the 19th century, Ernst Haeckel, in his Theory of Recapitulation, said:
“Ontogeny recapitulates Phylogeny”
This suggests that the developmental stage of an embryo repeats all the intermediate phases of its ancestors throughout evolution. When the entire evolutionary phase is reincarnated in the process of birth, then it is obvious that the family/ancestral diseases and disorders are also passed on.
When a doctor diagnoses a patient, family history plays an important role in determining many hidden reasons for the disease. There is always a concern remains whether the exact family medical history is properly referred to or at times they are overlooked. It is quite possible for human beings; however, an automated electronic prescription software would never miss it out.
Further research in this context reveals that the occurrence of a specific disease condition remains prominent for at least the next eight generations down the line. Hence, understanding a patient’s family medical history hold utmost importance in understanding the current as well as probable disease conditions. The patient’s family health record, therefore, should be maintained and referred to on a regular basis.
So, how to ensure that the practice is followed every time a doctor writes a prescription?
The most striking solution is the use of health information technology. Specialised software like the Prescription Pad has well taken care of the same. Be it including detailed information of the patient’s present condition or his/her historic familial medical records, Prescription Pad has it all.
How can Prescription Pad help the doctors?
With the help of this software, doctors can note down each and every aspect of the family medical history in the software itself. Once, the records are fed into the software database, it will automatically analyse the current medical conditions as well as all at a later time. Accordingly, it will make recommendations and suggest the best medicine or the disease.
The most important aspect of the software is that it works for disease conditions, be it general medical conditions such as hypertension or more critical issues like cancer, pulmonary diseases, diabetes or any genetically transmitted disease.
Another advantage of the tool is that it organises all the patient’s details chronologically so that it helps for all future references. Drug interaction, indications and contraindications are also well analysed keeping in view with the medical history of the patient. It intelligently stores details about symptoms, diagnosis done, medical procedures/surgeries carried out, investigations suggested and drugs prescribed. Doctors may add as many family history details as available about the patient’s immediate blood relatives as well as other distant relatives.
Prescription Pad is a new age electronic prescription writing software for the smart medical practitioners of the present time.