APMG and DEXER LLC have worked together to develop an easy-to-use Excel-based© software package that puts the prescribing doctor and the HIV-heath support team at the centre of ART ordering and management. How the package works: This software package is built around the prescriber’s actual practice. Current patients details are entered in, along with their current ART combination. The package allows the prescriber to:
- see what stock of each drug they have on hand in the clinic
- see how much of each medicine each patient should have on hand at home (if they are taking the right dose at the right time)
- estimate how many new patient they are likely to add to their practice in the next month
- fill out an ordering form for the central stores that takes into account current stock, needs of existing patients and estimates of needs of new patients
A network version linking all ART prescribers across a single country is currently in preparation.