Well-informed physicians can no longer rely solely on their own knowledge and experience when making pharmacotherapeutic decisions. Health care professionals increasingly need to make use of supporting information systems, such as Prescriptor.
Electronic prescriptions have become an accepted procedure during the past 30 years. Medication safety and medication monitoring have become increasingly important, in addition to rational and effective pharmacotherapy.
In addition to managing knowledge itself, knowledge management is about optimising organisational and work processes for effective sharing and efficient application. It forms the glue between gaining knowledge and applying it in practice, and creates a larger commitment in the implementation.