Building a standards-based and collaborative e-prescribing tool: MyRxPad. Academic Article uri icon


  • MyRxPad ( is a prototype application intended to enable a practitioner-patient collaborative approach towards e-prescribing: patients play an active role by maintaining up-to-date and accurate medication lists. Prescribers make well-informed and safe prescribing decisions based on personal medication records contributed by patients. MyRxPad is thus the vehicle for collaborations with patients using MyMedicationList (MML). Integration with personal medication records in the context of e-prescribing is thus enabled. We present our experience in applying RxNorm in an e-prescribing setting: using standard names and codes to capture prescribed medication as well as extracting information from RxNorm to support medication-related clinical decision.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011