Lexi-Comp ONLINE for Dentistry
Online Dentistry Resource
Lexi-Comp ONLINE for Dentistry provides convenient, immediate access to time-sensitive, dentistry-specific pharmacology and clinical reference information.
Lexi-Comp's ONLINE for Dentistry is an Internet-based resource designed to improve patient care and increase efficiency.
Annual subscribers have access to all of Lexi-Comp's dentistry- specific knowledge areas, including drugs and natural therapeutics, oral diseases, implants, endodontics, clinical periodontics, oral surgery for the general dentist, treatment of medically compromised patients, in-office medical emergencies, and finances.
Drug-related content includes up to 55 fields of information for more than 1600 drugs, as well as customizable office formularies, drug monographs, and drug identification. With Lexi-Interact, users can access all interactions and instant dental alerts for a selected medication/natural product or treatment regimen.
Lexi-Comp also includes Web search capabilities, detailed clinical art, and printable patient-education materials in 18 languages.
Eleven dentists participated in this Dental Product Shopper evaluation of Lexi-Comp ONLINE, rating such features as improved patient safety, dental-specific pharmacology content, and up-to-date information.
Improved Patient Safety
Improved patient safety with Lexi-Comp ONLINE was rated as excellent by 9 evaluators and as very good by 2. Comments included 'very helpful drug information' and 'a quick, effective way to make sure lack of knowledge doesn't cause harm.' One evaluator said, 'It's hard to stay up to date, but Lexi- Comp makes it easy to look for possible interactions.'
Ease of Use (Accessibility, Technical Support, and Training Materials)
Lexi-Comp ONLINE's ease of use (intuitive navigation system) and accessibility (any computer with Internet access) were both rated as excellent by 9 evaluators and as very good by 2. Comments included 'It couldn't be easier' and 'No problems with access and getting appropriate, timely information.'
Ten evaluators commented on technical support; 5 rated it as excellent, 3 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as good. One dentist called the support staff 'excellent.'
Training materials, evaluated by 10 dentists, were rated as excellent by 5 evaluators, as very good by 4, and as good by 1. One evaluator said, 'Well thought-out tutorials'easy to follow.'
Time Savings/Increased Efficiency
Time savings/increased efficiency with Lexi-Comp ONLINE was rated as excellent by 7 evaluators, as very good by 3, and as good by 1. Comments included 'very fast' and 'absolutely saves time versus looking up medications for contraindications.'
Lexi-Comp ONLINE's dental-specific pharmacology content was rated as excellent by 7 evaluators, as very good by 3, and as good by 1. One dentist called it 'the only reference I know with so much detail.' He added, 'With Lexi- Comp, dental implications/limitations appear in red in every monograph' information you might not find in the PDR or USP-DI.'
Drug-interaction analysis, called 'indispensable' and 'the most important area,' was rated as excellent by 8 evaluators and as very good by 3.
Lexi-Comp ONLINE's accuracy and up-to-date information was rated as excellent by 10 evaluators and as very good by 1. Remarks included, 'It's updated daily,' and 'You can't get more up to date than what it provides.'
Overall satisfaction was rated as excellent by 8 evaluators and as very good by 3. Nine evaluators said they would definitely subscribe to Lexi- Comp ONLINE, 2 said they probably would, and all 11 said they would definitely recommend it to colleagues.
One evaluator said, 'Practice management companies need to integrate this program if they really are concerned with proper patient care.' Another evaluator called it 'absolutely mandatory for safe, effective care.'