Pharmer is a tool which implements the general idea of WYSIWYM UI (introduced in RDFaCE) in a specific domain namely Pharmaceutical research and development. Using Pharmer, users can generate Semantic Prescriptions — intelligent e-prescription documents enriched by drug-related meta-data thereby know about their content and the possible interactions.
Semantic Prescriptions provide the following main benefits for their users:
- Increase the awareness of patients. They provide patients with all the related information of the prescribed drugs thereby mitigating the possible misuse of drugs.
- Provide persistent connection to up-to-date drug information coming from multiple dynamic data sources available on Linked Open Data.
- In contrast to database-oriented e-prescriptions, semantic prescriptions can easily be exchanged among other e-health systems without need to changing their related infrastructure.