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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 63 (2021) 1, 32 - 38

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Exchange of information between psychiatrist and pharmacist concerning uncollected medication

L. van Grasstek, T. Dorn, S. Lauriks, M. Kikkert, R. van Eck, M. Kooij, A. van Dam

Background Non- compliance with drug regimens has a negative effect on symptomatology and is the largest predictor of relapse in people with Severe Psychiatric Disorder (EPA). When care providers are informed in good time that medication has not been collected and can act on it, compliance can be increased. Aim Assessment of usefulness and feasibility of a system for the Signaling and Reporting by Pharmacists of Uncollected Medication for people with an EPA (Dutch: ‘SMANOM-EPA’) within the current legal context. Method The package of requirements was drawn up on the basis of questionnaires and telephone interviews with psychiatrists and pharmacists and focus group meetings with patients and significant others. Lawyers and ICT professionals were consulted to formulate the legal and technical preconditions. Results All parties involved considered SMANOM-EPA to be useful. The administrative burden was a determining factor for the feasibility and transparency was an important precondition. The exchange of information could take place securely with existing technology, despite the variation in prescribing and issuing systems. However, opinions were divided as to whether informing and documenting is sufficient or whether consent is necessary. Conclusion The GDPR and the WBGO safeguard patients’ rights regarding the use of personal data. Uncertainty about the legal framework and technological possibilities add to the complexity of innovations to promote the exchange of information between practitioners, while the added value is seen by those involved and in comparable innovations. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 63(2021)1, 32-38