RxNorm is a normalized naming system for generic and branded drugs. Drug names include active ingredients, strength, and form. All medications in your Medications List must have an RxNorm assigned for medication reconciliation, clinical decision support interventions, and Open Dental's drug interaction alerts to work correctly. This will also ensure a patient's medications show on clinical documents (e.g. EHR Continuity of Care Document (CCD)).

To import RxNorms see Importing Medical Coding Systems.

Once imported, RxNorms can be viewed via the EHR Setup Window, or assigned to medications using a pick list [...].

Search for the drug, highlight it, then click OK.

Code or Description: Enter the code or description. Click Similar to return all results that closely match; click Exact to only return results that exactly match all entered text.

Ignore Numbers: Only search letters found in descriptions and ignore any numbered measurements.

None: Clear the RxNorm drug selected on the previous screen.