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Year end thoughts 2012

This is my final post of 2012. Random thoughts about things that I’ve seen, heard and/or read over the past twelve months. Twenty-twelve was an interesting year for the Fahrni clan, and not in a good way. We lost one of our own and had some bad things happen. We also had some good times, but it […]

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Cool Pharmacy Technology – Diana Hazardous Drug Compounding System

I came across the Diana Hazardous Drug Compounding System from icumedical while doing a little internet surfing the other day. As the name implies it’s a small, closed-looped system designed for compounding hazardous medications, i.e. chemotherapy. The “Diana System” utilizes a dual channel system, one for small volume and another for larger volumes. It’s a little […]

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Initial impression: Samsung Chromebook

I am the proud owner of a brand new Samsung Chromebook that my wife so generously left for me under the Christmas tree. Clearly I’m a lucky man, for more than one reason. There’s no shortage of Chromebook reviews on the internet, and you’re likely to get more out of them than you will by […]

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IV room workflow management system comparison [table]

There are basically four IV room workflow management systems that I’m aware of: DoseEdge by Baxa, Pharm-Q In The Hood by Envision Telepharmacy, SP Central Telepharmacy System by ScriptPro and Phocus Rx by Grifols. Here’s a little table I’ve put together comparing them based on what I know. Product DoseEdge Pharm-Q In The Hood SP […]

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Saturday morning coffee [December 22 2012]

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The coffee mug to the right comes from Jason DeVillains, better known to many as The Cynical Pharmacist. Jason and I met […]

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RFID-enabled carousel [Video]

A link to the video below was left in the comment section of my recent ASHP Midyear 2012 post. The video features a SencorpWhite RFID MiniVert Carousel. Pretty cool use of RFID technology. Where would something like this fit in a pharmacy? Not really sure, but I can think of a few use cases that […]

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Note taking and tablets [inforgraphic]

Here’s an interesting infographic from Livescribe that covers how users take notes with or without tablets. Couple of things I find particularly interesting: 54% of tablet owners take notes with pen and paper, i.e. not on their tablets. See my thoughts on that here. Only 6% of tablet users take notes on their tablet with […]

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Saturday morning coffee [December 15 2012]

So much happens each and every week that it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The coffee mug to the right comes from Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA, home of the first Starbucks Store. I got […]

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Two years as a product manager, a retrospective

A colleague wished me a happy two year anniversary the other day. Apparently LinkedIn tracks that kind of stuff. I knew it had been about two years since leaving pharmacy practice and becoming a product manager, but I hadn’t really given it a whole lot of thought until now. So, two years. What’s that mean? […]

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Augmented reality has potential for use in pharmacy

Augmented reality has been a standard of science fiction for decades, but now it’s a reality. We all remember the Starbucks app that made the Red Holiday Cup come to life last year, right? If not here’s a video on YouTube. Of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Google and Microsoft have […]

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