What data are we discussing?
OpenMRS modules or external applications that integrate with OpenMRS for:
Reporting clinical use
Capture dispensing events: Drug type, quantity, and patient dispensed to
note: this is valuable mainly for point of care
Managing the stock cabinet
Routine stock inventories - monthly reports rather than patient level transactions
Higher level supply chain management
From commercial locations/central storage facilities, distribution to specific facilities
Pharmacy & Logistics applications
iDART (very ARV focused)
OpenLMIS (used by VillageReach, it's deployed in Mozambique)
PIH working on a warehouse/stock management system
Baobab has a dispensing module, part of their ART system
AMPATH has a custom access database for dispensing, trying to integrate that with OMRS ( 6/2012 update: AMPATH has created a module for their own use. See the June 27 2012 OpenMRS University presentation).
Jembi team used iDART + OpenMRS. Send data via HL7 v2 message, used Mirth to send proscribed drugs from one application to the other. Used at district hospital in pretoria (still in research and development phase - not their primary system). Send proscriptions only, not orders or demographic queries.
Standards for coding drugs
RXNorm is a common standard. It is part of MVP's concept dictionary.