First DataBank

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First DataBank (FDB), FDB is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes Zynx Health, MCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines) and Homecare Homebase. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. [1]

FDB company vision and mission Vision: We seek to create "a world free of medication errors." It is an aspiration that unites our employees behind a common purpose and is an opportunity for use to make a difference. Mission: to deliver solutions that improve medication-related decisions to enhance clinical care, patient safety and healthcare outcomes worldwide.

With FDB, you will find an unshakeable commitment to the difference-making power of drug knowledge coupled with an unrelenting determination to help leverage medication intelligence and insights to improve human health.


FDB Electronic Health Records (EHR) system that unifies digital information flow. [2]

FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) is widely recognized as the leading drug knowledge choice for most EHR system developers. [2]

FDB OrderKnowledge (formerly OrderView) features pre-built medication orders that provide only clinically-valid choices and dosages. [2]

Clinical modules that identify the full spectrum of potential interactions. [2]

Best practices approach to medication vocabulary locks in meaning, precision, and stability. [2]

FDB Clinical Suite provides full spectrum support for medication decision making. [2]

Invoke mandated electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) safeguards such as two-factor authentication, digital signatures, and archiving when required by the state schedule of the drug using the FDB State and Federal Controlled Substances Module™. [2]

Solutions that support stable drug descriptions with standards that facilitate clear clinician-to-clinician communication and more consistent case management. [2]