Designed to serve as a computer utility capable of performing a wide range of practical tasks to make things easier for the pharmacist, ALTERego is clearly better than the sum of its parts since its capabilities are in fact limitless.
Using information from the patient's profile (medications, allergies, diagnosis and additional patient information), ALTERego suggests interventions that are relevant, personalized and specific to that particular patient. Profiles submitted to ALTERego can be created from scratch or forwarded from patient management software. ALTERego is not a therapeutic advisor, it is a value added service - a little something extra to enhance the services you already provide your patients.
The variability of interventions put forward by ALTERego is quite interesting.
ALTERego comes with basic tools. Over time, additional tools will be added in response to needs identified by Vigilance Santé and user feedback. Whenever possible, Vigilance Santé creates a link between the various tools and information in the patient's file. For example, if you want to promote a health awareness day for patients with osteoporosis, ALTERego will do the work. The software will analyze the file being consulted to locate specific information:
Making changes to patient management software is time consuming, costly and requires input from a development team that is already in high demand. Vigilance Santé can readily develop and integrate practical tools to ALTERego using information in patient profiles. If a company has developed an interface with ALTERego, no further development is required when adding new tools.
Groups of pharmacies
For groups of pharmacies, ALTERego can be an invaluable tool for deploying professional programs. Those who use different patient management software can, through ALTERego, access the same tools. Furthermore, "exclusive" tools can be developed and deployed for certain groups.