Synapse Medicine and Dedalus partner on Medication Reconciliation


Synapse Medicine, the leading Medication Intelligence technology, announces a partnership on medication reconciliation with Dedalus, the leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) provider in Europe.

The medication reconciliation process compares a patient’s medication orders to all of the patient’s medications and aims to avoid errors such as omissions, drug interactions, or dosing errors. Hence, medication reconciliation is essential to preventing medication errors at each transition in care and ensuring patients adhere to their treatment. In France, 47% to 67% of patients present an error or discrepancy between their chronic treatments and those prescribed in the hospital. Moreover, 18% to 59% of these errors are responsible for serious adverse drug events according to the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health.

Synapse Medicine is one of the leading European healthtech startups and partners with top university hospitals to simplify the medication reconciliation process. With this partnership, Its medication reconciliation module will now be the only one natively integrated into Dedalus EHR systems. This partnership is the result of several months of research and development, bringing together the pharmaceutical and technological expertise of both players to improve coordinated care.

Healthcare professionals using the DxCare, Orbis, and Dopasys electronic health records systems will be able to directly access Synapse Medicine’s module. Thus, the patient’s information will be automatically shared between the EHR and Synapse. To get access to it, hospitals  will need to subscribe to Synapse Medicine’s medication reconciliation add-on.

“This partnership makes it even easier to deploy the Synapse platform in healthcare institutions. This is a new step, which brings us closer to our mission: to provide everyone access to the best possible medicine,” said Dr. Clement Goehrs, co-founder and CEO of Synapse Medicine.


Covid-19 vaccination campaign safety : France rolls out the “Medication Shield” of Synapse Medicine


Synapse Medicine, which was founded by public health physicians, rolls out its Medication Shield technology to increase the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in France, in collaboration with the regional pharmacovigilance centers (CRPVs) and the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM). This technology comes out as a valuable time-saver, supporting the management of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports by making it easier and allowing pharmacovigilance teams to focus their attention on the most severe cases. Because COVID-19 vaccines were developed in a brief period of time, it is crucial to ensure rigor and responsiveness in monitoring any possible side-effects.

The Medication Shield: a unique technology to improve adverse drug events monitoring 

In France, monitoring the safety of drugs, particularly vaccines, is carried out by the ANSM and the CRPVs. Synapse Medicine has been working in collaboration with these health institutions for the past 18 months on a research project aiming to support the management of pharmacovigilance cases. This technology, called “Medication Shield”, manages ADR reports in real-time (declared on the online reporting portal by the general public), encodes them automatically into an international classification (MedDRA), and ranks them by severity. The ANSM has chosen to deploy the Medication Shield on a national level in response to the current context, which requires reinforced pharmacovigilance and important responsiveness regarding COVID-19 vaccines. This technology allows monitoring teams from the ANSM and the CRPVs to analyze ADR reports more rapidly, depending on their severity.

Artificial Intelligence to improve the pharmacovigilance of the COVID-19 vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines were brought to the public quickly thanks to innovative development processes. This requires official health authorities to strengthen their protection systems against medication risks and to rapidly deploy increased pharmacovigilance systems.

The Medication Shield acts as a collective shield. It allows pharmacovigilance experts, physicians, and pharmacists to save time during the management of ADR reports and focus their attention on the most severe cases.  The major challenge here is to monitor any unexpected events following the COVID-19 vaccination in real-time , and more broadly following the use of any medication,” comments Dr. Clément Goehrs, co-founder and CEO of Synapse Medicine.