Medication management is the key to an electronic prescription system. Formularies are not booklets that can be flicked through occasionally, but crucial links in the clinical process with many national, regional and local implications.
Various existing formularies are accessible in Prescriptor, including NHG-formularium, Formularium Nijmegen, Groninger Formularium, and ETAS. These formularies are maintained regionally or locally and can be accessed by the prescribers using Prescriptor and a special license key. The advantage is that regional agreements in the clinical practice automatically appear on the 'desktop', which promotes compliance. This allows better coordination of regional and local (transmural) therapy guidelines for the purpose of efficiency and drug safety.